Tennessee-Nauvoo Trek travel blog


I went over early (a little before 7:00 a.m.) and got in line for the carriage and wagon tickets. The carriage is a large carriage type horse-drawn wagon that goes throughout the outskirts of Nauvoo while a guide gives a lot of really interesting history of the area as you travel past and through some of the historical sites outside of the central area of Nauvoo. That ride takes about an hour.

The wagon is a slightly different type of horse-drawn wagon that takes you through the central portion of old Nauvoo and lets you get a preview of all the houses, buildings, etc. that are there to visit. This ride took about 45 minutes.

We got the 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. rides and it’s a good thing we did. The 10:30 a.m. ride was the last one of the day because of the heat. Both rides were fascinating and the guides were excellent.

We wandered around Nauvoo some more and then went to check out a couple of things in the new, regular town of Nauvoo. We wanted to check out the hours of the Laundromat. And then we went to the historic Nauvoo Hotel. We had been told that we should not miss the buffet there. The buffet was

very generous and mostly quite good. I had a string bean and breaded onion casserole, which I usually like, but it had a lot of hard, chewy things in it that I didn’t particularly enjoy (ended up on the side of the plate). They had BBQ ribs, fried chicken, breaded and fried cat fish and ham and lots of side dishes and lots of salad makings. I’m sure that the dessert bar was equally generous but I never got over to it. Suzi just had a very small piece of some kind of cake.

We then called it a day and went back to the coach for the night.

Tomorrow, we plan on going down to the Carthage Jail site where the martyrdom of the Prophet and his brother took place.

See you tomorrow.



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