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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Autumn visit to Nauvoo

We had a good visit to Nauvoo this fall.  We made a point to visit several of the buildings that we didn't see on our January visit.  We visited the Lands and Records office and learned where some of our ancestors had lived here in Nauvoo.  We stopped by the Nauvoo Temple.  It was a beautiful trip and a great time to visit.  
One morning we drove up the road, I think it was Parley Street, from where we were camping in Nauvoo State Park to visit the Old Nauvoo Burial Ground.  
Across from Brigham Young's house there were several chestnut trees, and the missionaries gave us permission to pick some up and bring them home.  You could tell they were real chestnuts because the husk was prickly.  Poisonous false chestnuts do not have the prickly husk.
Another thing we really liked was the persimmon trees behind the Pendleton Schoolhouse.  The ripe and wrinkled persimmons were delicious!  I accidentally picked one that wasn't quite ripe, and it was anything but good.  We had a great time on our visit.  On Monday morning we picked up camp, toured two more houses, then headed home.

Nearest City: Nauvoo, IL
Location: N° W°
Time Needed: varies
Difficulty: easy
 Kid Friendly: yes
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