Travel Blogs from Macomb
... an article about the circus and J.P.'s visit at journal-pilot.com.
Gary, our sponsor contact, drove us over to the radio station, WCAZ AM 990 in the fire truck and John did an interview with the dj there. The dj is turning it into a spot they'll play over the next two weeks to advertise the circus.
We were done after that, so after a goodbye to Gary, we packed up and ...
... 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 ...
... to turn around and go looking for that rock. Found the rock and not too soon as a truck passed and there was no rock any more. After hunting in the sweltering sun I found my GPS. The plastic cover had a few deep grooves in it as it flew from my bike at 55mph and hit the road. I turned the GPS on and it worked!!! Thanks to Garmin and their rugged (and expensive) 'motorcycle' GPS.
... seers and Mormon missionaries.) Ok back to the adventure. After a little music and back story on the Carthage site we made our way into the jail house where the founder of the LDS church was killed. The site is very nicely kept and the church has done of good job of creating a very spiritual atmosphere in the building. Most, if not all of the rooms and furnishings are authentic and you can still ...
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.
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed