The word to summarize the first day in Nauvoo was “hot.” However this didn’t keep us from enjoying ourselves. We left Des Moines pretty early, and made a quick stop in Iowa City along our way. We checked out the Handcart Park there. We were ready for lunch when we arrived in Burlington, and Caleb took us to one of his favorite places, Wendy’s.
|The cool barn|
|Nauvoo store, upstairs where first relief society held|
We also caught the blacksmith shop and the Wheelwright. Being in the Blacksmith shop on a hot day would be murder. It was interesting to see how the wheels were made, and how they put on the out tire. We all came away with a diamond ring. Then a trip to the Nauvoo gravesite, which was 2 miles outside of town. I have since figured it would have been in town, as Nauvoo once had 14,000 residents and competed with Chicago for the most populated city in Illinois.