Thursday, October 16, 2008
We visited the Temple site 24 years ago when we picked up our son Jeffery from the mission field in West Virginia (Jan, 84). We stopped in Nauvoo on our way home.
This Temple is affirmation of the history and the destiny of this great Church and its mission to the world!
How wonderful to be here! We took a room at a hotel a short distance away and settled down to view the BYU-TCU game.
We are hoping to prepare ourselves in the morning to attend a temple session after we check out of our hotel.
This morning dawned clear and beautiful after a night of some rain and quite a downturn in the temperature from the unseasonable warmth to more of a Fall-like day.
We continued our journey west across rural Illinois, heading toward Nauvoo. This is the bridge that spans the Illinois River at Pekin, a suprisingly large city, just south of Peoria.
Again we forsook the Interstate and took to state route 9 which took us through the communities of Canton, Bushnell, Good Hope and La Harpe. And at La Harpe we had to slow down and drive some side streets and take some photos. It was such an interesting little town.