Sunday, July 29, 2007

Rolling Hills

On the 14th of July we left Lincoln, Nebraska and traveled to the Fairfield Inn located in Keokuk, Iowa. Of the four different hotels we stayed at, this one was the best. In case you are wondering, the others were the Sleep Inn, Comfort Inn, and the Comfort Inn and Suites. The trip took a little more than seven hours, but the scenery made it an easy drive. The rolling hills were beautiful and Iowa was easily the greenest state that we traveled through. The highways were very well kept and littered with white, yellow, purple, and blue wild flowers.
Once we arrived at the hotel, we parked the moving truck, checked into the hotel, and then crossed the Mississippi by car for the first time (we had previously flown over it). We drove to Carthage, Illinois, which many of you will recognize as the home of Carthage Jail. This was an awesome experience, one that I would highly recommend to anyone who is at all interested in LDS history. A sister missionary took us on a tour through the jail that ended in the room in which brothers Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martyred, it was pretty amazing.

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