After church, we had a quick lunch and headed out to Kirtland. I was REALLY excited to go there. It's the last church history site that I haven't been to (besides Sharon, VT but I probably won't ever make it there). The Community of Christ owns the Kirtland Temple so we bought tickets (on a Sunday! Oops!) to go on the tour. I was really hoping to have a spiritual experience since Christ had been there before. I felt like I could make it happen even though the tour wasn't led by our church. But I didn't feel anything. I was a little disappointed. But the temple was pretty and reminded me of the sacrifices of the people...bummer I couldn't take pictures in there. Oh! One thing I loved was you watch a movie at first and when the movie is over, they part the curtains and you see the temple out the huge windows. It was a cool effect.
There is also a visitors center that showed a wonderful movie about the Whitneys. One of the missionaries brought us up to the upper level of the visitors center to introduce us to the Sister Missionaries taking calls or talking online with people interested in The Church. I guess he liked us alot to take us on an exclusive tour up there. They were so fun.
We headed back to Mandy's place and had a yummy crockpot dinner waiting for us. We were starving! We played a short game (maybe a few times) and went to bed.
The next morning, we packed up and Mandy took us back to Cleveland airport. What a fun trip we had! I'm so glad we got to go out and visit them and see where they live and what fun things they have in Ohio! Who knew? I should get paid for endorsing their state so much! ;)
The flight home was pretty uneventful...layover in Dallas again...although my mom did get pulled over for going to slow driving around the airport waiting for us. Lame. We were excited to see our kids and they were excited to see us. I sure missed them!
|Shawn was tired of all my selfies. :/|