Honeymoon in the Midwest? Why not? Okay, there might be many reasons not to and there are many better choices and this really wasn't their honeymoon, but it was a blast having Ben and Courtney visit for a few days. Lesa and I picked them up in St. Louis on Wednesday the 19th while Erin remained at home to protect it from tornado-type winds! Really. From St. Louis, we drove up to Nauvoo and went through the temple the next morning. Wow! Afterwards, we took a horse drawn wagon tour of Nauvoo, visited a few shops and found out where some of our ancestors lived in Nauvoo. (Courtney has more impressive ancestors than we do.) We chilled out in Charleston for a few days, had a very informal open-house on Saturday, and topped it off with a trip to Chicago to eat Giardano's pizza, view the beautiful skyline from a river boat tour, and walk around Millennium park. Yes, life is good even in the Midwest.