Travel Blogs from Macomb
... he goes into knowing he'll get them and that's made all the difference. Performing for an assembly is much different than performing in a ring, but at least he's getting a lot of experience now so that when we do get on a show, he'll be ready.
We found out after the performance that the local newspaper had been there taking photos, so at some point, there will either be photos ...
... girls who act like they're afraid of clowns VERY LOUDLY and a man in a store who couldn't wrap his head around John not being embarrassed about being a clown. Hah. The folks at the library were really nice and the gas at Casey's was the cheapest we've seen in awhile ($3.49/gal).
We took off around 11:30am for Carthage, IL and drove through cornfields for an hour...I definitely prefer that to the outskirts of Chicago!
... 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