During the month of May, Mikki and I were able to have a couple of fun things happen. First of all, Mikki attended commencement at SUU to officially graduate!
It was good to celebrate all of the hard work that Mikki did to graduate in Education. After the ceremony, we were able to get together with some of the family members that came to celebrate with us.
A couple weeks later, we were able to go to Chicago. I was able to attend a training for some software we use at SUU. During the first two days, I attended the trainings while Mikki was able to go shopping and she even worked up the courage to drive our rental (I think she only went a few blocks, but there are a ton of people there).
The next few days, we were able to visit some of the sites in Chicago and then travel over to Nauvoo. Below are pictures of Mikki in Willis Tower (previously Sears Tower).
The top floor is advertised as the Sky Deck. It was pretty cool to look out at all of the other small buildings in downtown Chicago.
The part you can see Mikki standing in is a plexi-glass overhang so you can really see how tall the building is over the edge. It was fun because we also saw some people taking wedding pictures there (how come we didn’t think of that :).
We also saw another person that was scared to death to actually walk in the little plexi-glass window things, so they laid on the floor and peeked over the edge.
The next day, we were able to go the the Chicago temple. It looks a little small, but it seems much larger inside. One of the workers was latino, and I was able to talk with him in spanish for a while. He was kind of nervous speaking english, so it was fun to be able to talk with him for a while and help him feel comfortable.
After the session, we traveled the rest of the day to get to Nauvoo. We had a fun time riding through the flat land over there. One of the highlights is that we were able to drive through Grundy County (and see a sign for an auction there).
Nauvoo was beautiful. We had fun going through all of the church history sites and seeing the Nauvoo temple. It did rain quite a bit there, but one of the days when it didn’t rain, we did notice there were lots of bugs. We’re glad the weather turned out that way.
We had a great trip altogether, and would love to go visit again.