For my P-Day Friday I went to Montrose, which is straight across the river from Nauvoo. However, you have to drive to Keokuk or Ft Madison to cross the Mississippi and then drive back to Montrose, which takes about 45 minutes.
Montrose is where Jane Johnston Black told the mobs the saints had power to resurrect, in order to save her firearms (see story on last week's post). You can see the Nauvoo Temple straight across the river. Seagulls were flying everyplace. There is a beautiful gazebo by the landing. What a challenge for the saints in 1846 to leave the Temple, their homes, and most of their belongings behind. I am deeply grateful for their faith and sacrifice for all of us.