Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rain Storms in AZ

Rain storms in Arizona during Monsoon seasons seem severe. My experience with one was warned by several severe weather reports and resulted in power outage, some struck down trees, and last but not least, a neighboring fire. It's horrible to be somewhere hot and humid. Please, if you move or vist Arizona, don't do it in the summer.

Friday, July 6, 2007


Nauvoo is a great place. There are many experiences here that coudn't happen anywhere else in the world. Many churches have an impact on this area, including the Church of Christ, the LDS church, and many others.

Great Places to Vist: Liberty Jail, Carthage Jail, Pioneer Grave Site, Boot Shop, Vistors Center, Nauvoo Temple, Missouri River (or Mississippi, whatever it is) see maps. Almost all the places are great. Any free tours are always, always great, esspecially horse and wagon ones. Family centers are always great.

Gifts and Sovineers: Always bring money. Some things can be purchased for less else where, and some things can be purchased at you home town such as paper, pencils, candy (rock candy and hard candy are a treat and will most likely not be sold where you live), and such else. Always keep some money with you, but don't spend it all at once. You might find you like something else better. Keep in mind you only have so much money. Don't buy expensive toys that don't do anything. (Once my cousin bought a $17 cannon.)

Fun Activities: Picnics are always great and lots of fun. Also, simple yet strategic games are great to play with lots of people (ex: marbles, who has the button). Other great games include stilts, dancing, sewing, tug-a-war, potato bag races, etc.

Things to Bring: Some things are great to bring to Nauvoo, and others are just extra weight to carry. Bring your journal, possibly a book (don't be reading so much you miss out on everything else), sewing or knitting, etc. Also, pack a light jacket, a hat, and a light raincoat. Definitely Claritan or Benydryl, bug spray, and sun screan. You might find you want or need these items during activites.

Nauvoo is a great place. If you get a chance to go there, take it.

Some Questions

  • Why isn't Puerto Rico a state when Hawaii is?
  • What is the most important thing that everything is based on in this world?
  • Why do we say "a lie" and "the truth"?
  • What is truth?
  • Why do we park in a drvieway and drive in a parkway?
  • How do we know atoms exist if we have never seen them before?
  • Why do people use cigarettes when it says on the cover something along the lines of "these might kill you"
  • Why do people only use DVDs instead of VHS when DVDs get scratched?
  • What is the difference between a blue ray and a regular DVD?