In June before the Pageant started in July, Nauvoo hosted the BYU group "Noteworthy". They were a very entertaining a cappella group.
Stilts at the Fair before the Pageant were a BIG hit!!!
I really like this picture of all of us in the miniatures of Nauvoo.
Hotchkiss Street will never mean the same again, I can tell you that!!!
David and Austin tried to beat the record but didn't quite make it. It was fun to watch them try!
Zoie and Nixen had fun in the sack race.
Bryce was able to demo how bricks are made behind the scenes. He'd spent all winter making bricks so it was fun to show of his skills!
We went to Bentonsport which is an official part of the Mormon Trail in Iowa. Mom and the Floyds loved everything about Nauvoo and the surrounding areas. It was so fun to have them here.
Sometime this summer, we went with our friend Stuart Deathrage to a few church history areas in Missouri. This one is where Parley P. Pratt preached near Clarksville.
This was Louisiana, MO where Stuart just had to take us to a favorite donut shop. There was a barge passing by and I got a great picture of it, don't you think?
Feeling discouraged, Parley P. Pratt climbed at the top of this rocky area to pray. The locals were very impressed with Stuart's knowledge of the area.
It's been over a year that Bryce baptized Stuart and it only seemed fitting to take a picture by the sign of the Pittsfield Branch building.
Then we went to an obscure cemetery that was full of Deathrage ancetors! We took lots of pictures and copied them off for Stuart. He LOVES doing genealogy!
Bryce caught this picture of the Mississippi. Beautiful!
Of course, there was lots of dancing and fun mixed in with the stories.
It was always a thrill as a missionary to come up on the stage at the end of the British Pageant singing "Called to Serve". I took this picture and sadly, we do not have a picture of us up on stage. BUT WE DID IT, really we did!!!
Well...he was nice enough to let us take our picture with him. I even told him how I like his name when I heard it on the Sing Off and hoped someone would name one of our grandkids "McKay". He thought that was pretty cool!
One day, we sat in Iowa's largest rocker. You had to be quite creative getting in and out of this in a skirt!!!
Bryce had a bit of trouble himself when he tried to drive this old gal!
One night we were able to go out to dinner with Stuart Deathrage and the Sister missionaries also serving in Nauvoo whom we were with in the Missionary Training Center almost 18 months ago. They are Sister Hardy, Sister Webb and Sister Joines.
I like this picture of me in my "Abigail" outfit. Bryce and I have been "Peter and Abigail" for about 16 months. It has been so much fun. And to think that we only have 3 performances left until we go home! Wow!