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We arrived in Carthage earlier than we needed to which was nice because that meant we actually had time for lunch before heading out with the sponsor. It got hot again today, so at the risk of people peeking in our windows (which happens more often than I could have ever imagined), we opened the shades, opened the windows and let the breeze in.
The sponsor, Carthage Vol. Fire ...
... we were mainly on the farm and staying in a hotel in Canton, IL, but it's either changed significantly or my memory is **** because it didn't look anything like I remembered. Strange.
Anyway, the sponsor wasn't able to come up with anything for us, so John got into clown and we wandered around the town, dropping off general flyers at some businesses. Not many people around this morning though we encountered the ...
... Bad stuff: the gear change lever bar that I tap up/down to change gears snapped off leaving me with only the connector shaft to change gears with. Good thin was that I took the bike to an autobody shop and the guy there drilled a hole in the shaft and put a bolt in so I could change gears. I have also arranged via e-mail with the BMW Dealer in St Louis to fix my bike of Friday.
... as any to visit the sites. As luck would have it Carthage was not far away. Carthage also has a great deal of Mormon history related to it. The family got up early (again early is a relative term in these posts) and we headed back to Carthage. We were early enough to arrive before they opened so that was good. While we waited at the historic center in town, the boys played on the grounds and we got ...
After leaving Nauvoo, we drove a little ways to Carthage, Illinois to tour Carthage Jail. Carthage Jail is where Joseph Smith, the LDS prophet, was martyred. It was sad to be in that same room. It was kind of cool though, because I had to be in a reenactment of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith a couple weeks later.It was a really interesting experience, besides the screaming babies that were in our tour.
After touring the jail, we got back in the car, and headed back to Chicago.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services