On our way to Mt. Rushmore, we stopped off at Martin's Cove, where we were able to experience a handcart trek much like the one pioneers endured over 150 years ago. We visited the Mormon Handcart Visitors' Center and viewed exhibits recording the tragic circumstances of two handcart companies. Leaving late in the summer, they experienced bad weather, exposure, and death (for many) in order to unite with the main body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Salt Lake Valley.
It was such a beautiful place and a great experience for Scott and I to reiterate with the boys of how wonderful our heritage is. To learn more about this historic event go here.