Having just got back from a weeklong trip to KY and TN, my thoughts are now turning to our next trip. I was thinking two or three nights out of St. Louis North along the Mississippi.
I was thinking of a stop around Quincy and Nauvoo. I don't know much about Quincy (other than that it was a site of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and that it is an old river town) and I am interested in Nauvoo because both my wife and I have Mormon ancesors who were likely there (although we are not in the Church ourselves).
After that I was thinking of heading North vaguely along the Great River Road until about Galena or Dubuque and then turning back and eading home. The trip would be in the first or second week of August. I am still in the very early stages of planning so our plans are quite flexible, but I would really like to make it to Nauvoo.
I am not sure how slavishly we will follow the river, so if you have any favorite spots along this general itinerary or any tips (we will be traveling with a toddler), please share.
Thank you all,