Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Walk in Old Nauvoo!

Last weekend, they had their annual Christmas Walk and program in Old Nauvoo.  We went with the Benchs and it was a fun evening.  Really put us all in the Christmas Spirit.  There was a program at the Visitor's Center with a choir and a jazz band from Warsaw high school...then a talk by the mayor of Nauvoo and the lighting of the Christmas tree...again!  This was the official lighting, I guess.  The one on Thanksgiving night was just a practice.  Then you could take a wagon ride up to the main part of old Nauvoo or to the red brick store, and walk through several of the sites where the missionaries told stories of the people who had lived or worked in those homes and businesses in the early days of Nauvoo.  They were all true stories, and were very moving! 

In the post office

With Sister Bench by the Cultural Hall where they performed the live Nativity.

By John and Jake...one of the wonderful Nauvoo horse teams!

There were these big barrels of fire along the street to get warm by....

and candles luminaries  along the paths...this is Rick, walking towards the Pendleton log school house.

inside the house

an amazing Noah's ark in the school house made out of pods, nuts and twigs etc. found here in Nauvoo

The site couple taking the part of Bro. & Sis. Browning, in the Browning Gun shop.

Sister McKay...another site missionary taking a part that night.

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