This is the photo page of our trip to the Nauvoo Temple openhouse. We left Texas on June 5, 2002 for the trip to Nauvoo.
As you look at the pictures, the date is listed in the file name. It starts with Pmdd0005.jpg (m being month and dd being day). Then comes the number of the pictures. This is how they fall in sequence. You will probably notice some gaps in the sequence. This is because some of the pictures did not take very well and were deleted, or they were of a too personal nature to put on the internet.
The month, of course is June. In the day area, day 06 is Independence, Missouri, with a look at the temple and tour of the visitors center of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (RLDS), now known as Community of Christ. We also saw the house lived in by Joseph Smith, and some of the RLDS sights. Also on day 6 we saw the Liberty Jail. One of the first pictures is a shot of the Kansas countryside.
On day 7 we were in Nauvoo for the open house. There we have quite a few pictures of the temple and the temple grounds on that day. Also are some photographs of the homes and businesses that were in Nauvoo during the Mormon era. In the evening, we saw a production put on at sunset at the Missippi River. There are some photos of the sun setting over Old Man River. Also are photos of the performance that we saw, ending with a dancing of the Virginia Reel.
Day 8 saw us in Nauvoo again doing a tour of the Nauvoo Garden at the LDS visitor's center. Also touring the Carthage jail, where Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed by mobs.
Day 9 was taken at Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Spring Hill, Tower Hill and that area. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place. Also that day was the day we saw the Temple site at Far West. Also is the photo of a plaque on the RLDS site across the street from the temple site.
On the 9th we stayed with some dear friends that moved from Texas to Missouri a few years ago. Then it was to Independence on the 10th for a few more sights. What we saw at that time was the Vaile Mansion. It was a very interesting old house. Built in the 1880's, it had a 6000 gallon water tank, and flush toilets. Very advanced for the time. Then it was back home, arriving the night of the 10th. Renée slipped in on us a picture of a pretty sunset in Oklahoma.
I hope you enjoy seeing the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them. If you look close, you will see Leon, Helen, Renée, Sharon, and Emma in some of the pictures. Also, there are some of our friends in some of them too. Sharon happened to have a friend from school in Hawaii who lives very close to Nauvoo, and he came over and met us. It was fun, too, having Shannon with us for the tour. He can be seen in some of the photos taken in Nauvoo.