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Halliday's Illinois Vacation

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S: Pugh Family Reunion 2011

BC: We had an awesome Pugh Family Reunion and can't wait until next time!!!

FC: Pugh Family Reunion July 1-7, 2011 | Nauvoo, Illinois

1: On our way to Illinois, we drove through a lot of states. Was a long trip, but we had fun seeing all the sights along the way. | 80 | ARE WE THERE YET?

2: Chicago | "The Bean" | Looking down at the city from the top of the Sears Tower. Scary!!

3: On our way to the family reunion in Nauvoo, we decided to go to Chicago. We watched a Cubs game, enjoyed walking in Millennium Park, along Michigan Lake, touring downtown, and we enjoyed a Chicago pizza. Bonnie, Josh, Tyler and Alycia went to the top of the Sears Tower. It was a great view from so high up.

4: Hit one out of the park! | GO CUBBIES!! | CHICAGO CUBS!!! | We took the family to see the Cubs, Josh's favorite team.

5: Even though the Cubs lost, it was a great game and we enjoyed ourselves.

6: We stayed in a hotel in downtown Chicago and enjoyed our stay. The kids loved the free breakfast in the morning.

7: Lake Michigan

8: All Because two people fell in Love. | Grandma and Grandpa Pugh

9: They were so excited to perform baptisms for the dead in the Nauvoo Temple.

10: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | FOREVER

11: MAKING MEMORIES | Nauvoo Temple

12: red rover red rover send... | Cousins | Cousins

13: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter | Cousins | Cousins

15: We visited Carthage Jail and saw where Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martyred. We saw the bullet holes in the door and the window where Joseph fell to his death. It was a spiritual experience..

16: Just Plain Anna-Amanda | We were well entertained while in Nauvoo. We saw the Nauvoo Pageant, Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo, Sunset on the Mississippi, High Hopes and River Boats, and the kids' favorite, Just Plain Anna-Amanda. They were all wonderful.

17: The Nauvoo Pageant | We had a great time and felt the spirit at the Pageant. Such great talent was shared.

18: Our family pushed and pulled three handcarts for three miles. We went over large tree roots and under fallen trees, through mud, and endured the heat and humidity. | BEFORE


20: Tanner our scout

21: AFTER | Time to clean the handcarts. | We survived the trek! We are wet, tired and dirty, but what an experience.

22: We enjoyed a wagon ride through Nauvoo and saw the sites and took a Carriage ride to Inspiration point.. | Pretty Horsey

24: Ed playing stick pull with Josh. He only used one hand to make it easier, but Josh still lost. | Whirly Gig | Stilts | Log Sawing

25: The kids had fun at Pioneer Pastimes. They played lots of games that the pioneers played when they lived in Nauvoo. | Climbing Bear | Stick Pull

26: The Printing Office

27: Post Office | and | Merchantile | The container the mail was delivered in.

28: Barrel Making | In the Family Living Center we learned how the Pioneers made candles, weaved rugs, baked bread in a brick oven, made pottery, rope making, and making barrels. It was a lot of fun.

29: Wyatt and Tyler making rope. | Learning how to make candles. | The Family Living Center

30: Brigham Young's chair | Browning Gun Shop | While in Nauvoo we visited a lot of the shops and saw how the Pioneers made a living. It was really neat to see how they made things back then. At the Blacksmith Shop he showed us how they made horse shoes and also gave each of us a prairie diamond. | Webb Brother's Blacksmith Shop

31: Stoddard Tin Shop | Riser Boot Shop | We learned how the early saints made bricks at the Brickyard. Each family received a brick as a souvenir.

32: We had so much fun just being together as a family! We loved, laughed, played, felt the spirit, and enjoyed every minute! | Bywater House

33: Women's Garden

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