Wow, one more week and we take off for Rochester, New York to begin our Church History route on Saturday. Just Mike and I!! Doesn't that sound intriguing? We've been planning on this for quite sometime and the time is nearing. I have been working on our itinerary for a while today and looking more thoroughly at the historic sites and the travel time,the weather, the reservations needed or not needed. We will fly into Rochester and go directly to our hotel, then off we go to check out some sites for awhile before dark. Sunday will be church and sites. Monday we will be going to a Temple session at the Palmyra Temple, absolutely gorgeous!! Then over to Niagra Falls for a Maid of the Mist Boat ride. Then we plan to drive over to Painesville, Ohio right outside of Kirtland. Kirtland has many interesting sites there where much of Church History occurred. We plan on two days there, inasmuch, as there is much to see all over the place. Then we are driving into Cleveland and staying the night and hopping a plane to St. Louis. As soon as we get to St. Louis we are driving up to Keokuk and staying the night, but before we drop our heads we will go over to Carthage Jail. Then on the 22nd and 23rd it is Nauvoo, the City Beautiful. Taking in a Temple session at the beautiful Nauvoo Temple and the many shows and homes there. Fred and MaryJane Fuller are missionaries there and we are staying with them. The time will just fly by and then off to St. Louis again only to fly home early Sunday morning. All I can say is this is thrilling to have such an opportunity to see up close and personal all that we read about in the Doctrine and Covenants and study in Church History classes in Institute.
I think I'll go to bed now, I'm already tired, but oh so grateful for this trip to finally come to fruition!!