After Nauvoo we drove about 20 minutes and stopped at Carthage Jail, where Joseph Smith was martyred. It was a very spiritual, reverent place, unfortunately my children were not being so well behaved at that stop. It probably isn't the best place to take a 5 and 2 year old too. I am so very grateful for all that Joseph Smith did for us, and I'm glad that I was able to go to the jail and pay my respects.
After we left Carthage Jail we then drove for about 15 more minutes and stopped at the house of one of the missionaries who taught my parents. I had never met him before and it was great to be able to thank him for teaching my parents the Gospel. It was fun to hear him and my dad catch up and talk about people they both know.
I highly recommend that if you ever get the chance you must stop in Nauvoo and do the tours. It really is such a neat place.
Nauvoo Temple, where Olivia wants to get married.
Olivia with Sister Miller, waiting to go on a wagon ride.
The mansion house where Joseph and his family lived.
This must have been before Sophie fell asleep, not long before though.
John Taylor's home
Statue of Joseph and his brother Hyrum outside of Carthage Jail
The window that the Prophet Joseph fell out of
The original door with the bullet holes