Monday, July 21, 2008

Virginia Visit and drive west July 8-15

We had good visits w/ friends and family in Virginia July 8-11. Never long enough to see everyone and really catch up, but we'll be out again in Octoer. On Friday, July 11th we drove the "other car" cross country via Rts 64, 70 and 80. Five days and 2,300 miles later we were back in St. George. We saw some beautiful country from the mountains of West Virginia through the corn fields of every state between WV and WY and over the wind swept Great Divide down into Utah. On our 2nd night we stopped in Keokuk, Iowa. We drove the 20 miles up to Nauvoo for a look around the restored homes. We "participated" in some outdoor activities provided by local Members for those waiting to see the indoor and out door evening plays/pagent. The setting at the foot of the Temple on the Mississippi, the Nauvoo Temple was wonderful. Sunday after Church we went to the Carthage Jail (25 miles SE of Navuoo. It was an impressive sight. On days 3 and 4 we crossed 4 states and followed the North Platte River for a time. The pioneers going west to Salt Lake and to Oregon in the late 1840s through the 1860s followed that route for some of their journey, but not at 75 mph.

















7 comments:

Mark&Lorene said...

Enjoyed the trip with you! Good to see your pictures and to hear all about it.

You just might inspire me to blog!

Lorene

Dana said...

Hey - I thought I'd be the first comment on your blog...lost out to Mark and Lorene though so that's okay! Now I can read Marel's blog and your blog. See you real soon. btw - do you pronounce the title of your blog with a brogue?

Lin said...

great job, took a couple of tries to find it. one suggestion-make your photos larger when uploading them select the size-small, medium or large. glad you got started. it's a whole new world of communication with family and friends. ask if you have any questions or need any help.

Linda Reeder said...

Welcome to blogging. Lin asked us to look in on her "baby blog".
Looks like you are a master already.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Linda..I came via Lin's blog. This is a great start and I enjoyed the post and the photos..Michelle NY

mom/caryn said...

Another star is born is cyberspace. Welcome to the blogging community.

Pour yourself a cup of steaming brew (in your case, hot chocolate) pull up a chair, and sit a spell with us. We're always on the lookout for another conversationalist around our virtual breakfast table

Lin said...

time to blog again. did you get my email about writers wordshop changed to week from monday? we're off again for the weekend. good to be home. take care...