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7.23.2008

Reunion---our trip TO the reunion

Ace, David & I hop in the car (the van----yes, a big car for 3 of us---but you'll understand later)---on Tuesday July 1st and drive to Springfield, Missouri....it was a lovely drive---Oklahoma is beautiful rolling land and Missouri was just as nice---and had the cheapest gas! We chatted a bit, David slept, Ace played nintendo or Game Cube (set up on the tv in the car)...we arrived at our hotel and walked a couple blocks to Cracker Barrel...---David's favorite restaurant....I even took off my shoes and walked on REAL grass---midwest kinda grass---not Texas grass...it was heaven. The next morning we got in the car and drove a couple hours to the St Louis Airport to pick up Lyric, David Hall & Jasmine (hence the need for the van)---we then drove the 3 hours to Carthage, Il----and toured Carthage Jail. This is my favorite Mormon History spot in this area of the country----I've been there many times---and it always touches me that Joseph Smith knew he was probably going to his death ...and he had such devoted friends that went with him....
we then drove up to Nauvoo and arrived to see 40 members of my family---the party was on! there were grandchildren spouses to be introduced---we already loved them---just hadnt met them---there were grandnieces & nephews to hug....we got settled----then at about 10 p.m. we played Murder----maybe you know it as Mafia----great game to see personalities come out....stayed up everynight way too late playing this----til nearly 1 a.m.----but its fun....
will add pics for this when I get home....and more posts about the reunion to come.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Ah road trips! What a love/hate relationship I have with them.

Meredith said...

me too---especially when the kids were little---or even too many grumpy teenagers---this was really nice

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I feel the very same way about carthage