Sunday, August 9, 2009

Road Trip

We drove to Kansas last weekend.
It was quite the long trip, and fun too.
We went for Michael's wedding reception. While there, Jennifer took us to see some sites. Here's the Missouri River. It is big!
We went to Far West Missouri and saw the temple site there. The spirit was strong. I know it is truly a dedicated place for a house of the Lord when it is time for the Temple to be built there.
Scott isn't in this picture, because he's taking it. (Not really, but the camera was sitting on his stroller.)

Then we went to Adam-Ondi-Ahman. That is one cool place. Halley got Scott to laugh his head off on our way there.
Should have brought a tripod, guess the top of the car would have to do.
This is the map of the valley...
And here's the valley...
Here we all are walking up to the lookout.
Guido, Michael and Christopher went running through the valley of Adam-Ondi-Ahman.
I'm not sure who won.

Next, we visited the Liberty Jail in Liberty, Missouri.
What a small place to be imprisoned for months. The ceilings were about 6 feet tall, and one of the men in prison there was 6 foot 6 and when he was released never could stand straight up. Poor guy. Well, all of the men there were treated bad. The space is very small. As you can see in this next picture, the wood walls were 1 foot thick, the brick walls were another 2 feet thick and there was a foot of loose rocks piled in between to crush anyone trying to dig a hole through the wall to escape. Plus the roof had lots of rocks there too. The prison had only one door, and the only doorknob was on the outside, so the prison guards had to wait til their replacement came and opened the door for them to leave and finish their shift.
We then had a nice barbecue with Jennifer's family saturday afternoon, then went to our hotel room early to sleep a bit before waking up at 2:30 am to drive home so we could be back to work monday morning, and get some rest so we didn't fall asleep at our desks. Here's a bridge we drove under both directions. I think it is somewhere in Nebraska.

It was a fun trip and Scott did wonderfully.
Toward the end of the trip, Scott started disliking being in his carseat for so long. I don't blame him. It's not fun to be strapped in place. We're proud of him. We love our son. He's getting so big!


Sarah said...

Oh looks like you had a fun time, I loved my family trip to Missouri and Nauvoo, it was so nice to see all the church sites...I'm glad Scott did such a good job for such along trip.

Emily said...

What a fun trip!

Amy said...

Looks like a blast! I'm impressed that Scott did so well. :)

Hayes said...

No mention of the umbrellas? :-)

Sue said...

Wow! You guys did a lot on your trip! I'm glad Scott did so well for you. We went to Boise last weekend and Isaac did pretty well but I wouldn't want to do anything longer than that. What a good baby Scott is (and I'm impressed that he can already take pictures :) ).