The last time we visited Nauvoo all we saw was some remnants of the foundation. The original temple was dedicated in 1846 and destroyed by fire, a later, a tornado, after the Saints were driven from Nauvoo. That last visit was a sad one contemplating the loss of this magnificent building. So, you can imagine how wonderful it was to return and find it rebuilt and even more majestic than we dreamed.
We even drove around to the other side of the Mississippi so we could see it as the Saints last viewed it as they left for the west.
Next we drove across Missouri to a place called Adam-Ondi-Ahman. There is nothing there but woods and beautifully mown grass. There is no visitor's center and very little interpretive stuff. Still, it is clearly a special place and we were glad to visit this sacred ground. Some day we believe Christ will return and this quiet peaceful place has been prepared to receive him.