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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 ...
Driving into Bushnell was wildly nostalgic for us...we used to drive here every summer for a music festival that John's old band played. The festival was a week long, on a pig farm out of town, and brought in thousands upon thousands of people. My last festival was in 2004, John's was 2005, and the festival folded just a year or two ago after a long run.
That being said, I didn't recognize a lot of the downtown...haha. I ...
... 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.
... bullet holes in the door where Joesph Smith and others were shot and killed. For me, coming from a long history of listening to and sharing this story at church and to potential converts it was powerful and very sobering to think about what happened there in that tiny jail so many years ago. We had an enjoyable experience there and I was glad we went. After our stop in Carthage it was time to head to Nauvoo. ...
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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