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NJ to MN: The Final Day

17 Jul

Getting up this morning was the usual getting up of course.  The sad thing was when we went to eat the complimentary breakfast, there was no waffle maker.  The show must go on!  Anyways, we headed out for our first destination, Hannibal, MO.

In Hannibal was the birthplace of Samuel Clements (aka Mark Twain) and some places from his childhood that inspired his writings.  It was interesting to see.  We did not do any guided tours, but just looked around the place.  Here are some pictures from the town.

On our drive, we ended up going along the Mississippi and had to stop and take a couple awesome photos.  The first time we stopped to try and take photos, there was an infestation of these flying bug things.  We then moved on and stopped at the next chance provided to us.

Our final stop of visiting somewhere was in Nauvoo, IL.  Here we stopped at the Joseph Smith Historic site.  Here is a bit from the brochure.

In 1839, early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — called “Mormons” — established this place of peace and beauty on a great bend in the Mississippi.  And then they were forced to leave.

Today Nauvoo is one of America’s premier historic communities.  It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District.  Many of the early homes, shops and public buildings have been restored or rebuilt and are open for guided tours.

Leaving there, we headed out for about a 6-7 hour drive to get from there to home in Richfield.  We stopped for gas and such as one would have to do.  Needing a pee break, we stopped at a rest stop place just before leaving Iowa into Minnesota.  Here is what it looked like.

The journey was long but good.  We saw a lot of things and did some cool things.  This ends my travel log for this journey, but of course the posting will go on as things happen in life.  🙂  Stayed tuned for videos, poems, random posts and more!  Thanks for following.  Peace!

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1 Comment

Posted by on July 17, 2010 in Photos, Travels

 

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One response to “NJ to MN: The Final Day

  1. kkollwitz

    July 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Good pictures, thanks.

     

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