Saturday, March 2, 2013


We  left Nauvoo at 8:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.  We knew this would be our longest day driving so we wanted to get an early start.  We drove all day and tried to get there before dark, but we ended up driving through Cleveland after dark.  It was kind of hard, but Brent did great in the traffic and the dark.  Our GPS (Shirley) was a life saver on this trip.  She really knew where to go.  We arrived about 8:00.  We had called and made a reservation in a hotel.  When we go there it was being remodeled and we thought it was a little sketchy, but our room was brand new so we were blessed.
We got up early and went to the Kirtland Historic site.  We watched a movie about Kirtland which was very interesting.  We learned that the Kirtland period was from 1830-1838.  Joseph Smith was only 25 years old when he arrived from Palmyra with Emma.  We felt a very special spirit when we were here.  There were so many spiritual experiences at this place during this time.

These are the things that took place in Kirtland. The Kirtland period was very important in Church History

Painting in the Vistors Center

Outside Newel K. Whitney Store
Inside Newel K. Whitney store where Joseph and Emma lived.

The school house

The Temple is owned by the Community of Christ and was not open for tours on the day we were there.

Cemetery across from the Temple

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