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I am now on the home stretch of long, flat roads heading East.
I started the day by eating at Penny's Place, a silver diner with great breakfasts.
Then mile after mile of corn fields and into Missouri, and Iowa.
Lunch was at the Crossroads, a true western bar.
... back by the mob.
We had an old guy (Missionary) that was pretty up on his history of the event. Normally the church tour guides try to be very non-controversial and stick to the approved script. But there were quite a few people there and we had to wait for the group in front of us, so he felt like he needed to fill the time. So we got to here a lot better stories than normal.
Today we left Independence, Mo and stopped in Richmond, MO to see the grave sites of The WItmer Family (Oliver Cowdery, Peter Sr. and David Whitmer).
Then we went to Far West and saw the the future temple site, it has the corner stones laid. Then we drove to the original site of Haun's Mill massacre. There is nothing there now except a cement marker and a post that says Haun's ...
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.
... there, except for some houses built recently.
We then went on a gift shop and got some lunch. A lady who worked in the gift shop also worked in another shop right by. She let us go with her to the other shop, and she gave us a lot of information on the Nauvoo Temple. What I thought was interesting was that the shop was actually built on stones from the original Nauvoo Temple.
After that, we got in our car and headed out of Nauvoo.