Today we went to lunch at Nauvoo Café in the Joseph Smith Memorial building. Rana took a photo of the rest of us: Verna, Louise, Sarah, me, Rhonda and Lucy.
The chandeliers are in the Joseph Smith building. It's pretty opulent.
Above is the exterior of the Joseph Smith Memorial building, and below is a wedding couple at the doors of the Temple. You have to be a Mormon of exceptional standing to even enter the Temple. I took the photo through a fence.
When we got back to the hotel there were 2 police cars, a fire engine, and an ambulance out front. A couple of paramedics were entering the hotel so I asked them if they were going to room 617 (Sherry's room). Unfortunately they were. They brought her out on a stretcher, Sarah rode along, and they took her to the nearest hospital. They are still there four hours later.
Rhonda, Rana and I went to dinner at a small Italian restaurant, and then we all went back to the Tabernacle to sit in on the Thursday evening rehearsal. Jo, Joanne, and I were on the steps--I guess we should have reversed order and put Jo on the top step!
There was quite a line, and the elders moved us all away from the building and took all those with backpacks to a separate area to be screened. They checked our purses as we entered the building.
There was a full orchestra rehearsal first, and then a partial choir rehearsal accompanied by a partial orchestra. It was spectacular! They also have free organ concerts every day at noon. I would love to hear that huge pipe organ and plan to attend at least one concert before I leave here.