kirtland, ohio

the kirtland templekirtland is home to some lds church history sites... places i have visited when i was young with my family, but ben wanted to get in on the fun as well.

the kirtland temple doesn't belong to the lds church today, it belongs to the community of christ church.
but, it was really great to be able to tour it and learn more about its history.

we also ventured over to the areas that the lds church does own, including the n.k. whitney store that was a local market for all who lived in kirtland many years ago (most residents at the time were lds/mormon).

it was fun and beautiful. it took a little longer that i would have liked, but that's what happens when people get super excited about giving tours. which is understandable.

i just
to have ben
be my
tour guide.

he's 'd' best


communikate. said...

that's awesome! i've yet to see any of the church history sites back east. one of these days i'm going to have to take a drive cross country and check em' out.

laden backpack said...

seems like the girl in these pictures
was six or so when she went to Kirtland on a previous trip. No men around then. You've come a long ways baby. Loved the pictures. Looks like the weather was perfect for a marathon weekend trip. Let's see some more.

Peggy said...

You were really young when last in Kirtland Do you remember singing "The Spirit of God" At any rate, the spirit was strong as we sang together. We really loved the Whitney Store and the long tour also. This cute checker game looks like a new addition. More than one use for a cob of corn.

ahlin said...

so so cool! i've always wanted to go there.

The Proctor Group said...

I haven't been to Kirkland since I was a youth. I really want to go back with Paul someday.

Linds said...

i love good tour guides. they're sometimes hard to come by.