Monday, July 13, 2009

Our trip

As all of you know mom and I just recently went on a trip. Tuesday evening we drove to Albuquerque and spent the night at the Fairfield Hotel. When we told the clerk we needed to be at the airport at 5:30 the next morning they said we could leave our car there and they would shuttle us to the airport and pick us up when we got back. That saved us about $30.00. We flew to St Louis via Denver where we rented a car and drove to Quincy, IL. We stayed at the Microtel Hotel in Quincy. It was pretty nice. The bed was comfortable and the breakfasts were very good. While we were there we drove around and took pictures of some the old houses. Here are some of them we seen.

Mom had a meeting Thursday morning. After the meeting we drove down to Hannibal, MO. This where Mark Twain was born and where the stories about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn took place. We didn't get to take as many pics as we wanted. Our camera ran out of battery. Anyway, here are a few pics. There's Lovers Leap and the ferry boat. Across the river from Lovers Leap is Jackson Island. There's a couple of pics of Hannibal taken from Lovers Leap.

Friday morning we drove out to Heartland, which is about 40 miles west of Quincy, where mom had another meeting. The spouses and families were invited to this meeting. After the meeting there was food and intertainment for everyone. There was lots of food-hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, roast beef sandwiches, fries, chips, all the water and sodas you could drink. You could eat as much as you wanted. Then there were several different shows. Air, tractor, and car shows. There was also a rodeo, games for kids. Here are pics of the shows.

Saturday morning we drove back to St Louis and then flew to Detroit. Candace met us at the airport and took us to Toledo. We had a great time visiting with Marc and Candace. Marc had to work Sunday, so he didn't get to go to church with us. Everyone was real nice. Tuesday Marc took us to Kirtland to see the temple and the visitors center. The first set of pics is the Newel K Whitney home.

This is the store owned by Newel K Whitney and where the plans for the temple were drawn up and where Joseph Smith received several revalations. It was also where he received the Word of Wisdom.

Kirtland Temple. Unfortunately we didn't have time to take the tour through the temple. But just being on the grounds, you knew it was a special place.
I really enjoyed the visit to Kirtland. Thank you Marc for taking us.
More blog and more pics to follow.


  1. The pictures are wonderful! Looks like you guys had a really fun trip. Love you!

  2. wow, one of these days we'll make it out there too.