Above is a photo of the thorns on the trunk of the Thorny Locust tree. Pioneer trekkers and modern day trekkers have to watch out for these, along with Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.
Here are some photos of the handcart trail when people go on our local Nauvoo trek. Imagine 500 lbs. of goods in the handcart along with the difficulty of pushing and pulling the handcart trek.
"Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo" is performed all year long, no holiday exceptions, except for Sunday. There are 3 different casts. Each cast performs the show twice weekly. During the busy summer each of those nights two shows are performed, 7pm and 8:15pm. Because the Cultural Hall holds about 100 people it is necessary to have tickets. If you are coming our way, let us know and we can reserve tickets.
During the month of July we have wonderful visits from friends and family. It was so great to see them and to spend a little time around Nauvoo with them. Some were able to attend our night time performances of "Rendezvous" and "Sunset". We are pure and untalented amateurs on stage but we give it our all (especially Elder Karn). But the love and "good job" comments made us feel special.
We hope your summer is going well.
Our love to all, Elder and Sister Karn