We then made our way to Far West. For a time this was a quaint busy community for the Mormons until they were forced out of Missouri. They were told to build a temple but only got the four cornerstones in place before they were run out. Someday that temple will be built though.
Here at Far West there was a drinking fountain that this frog came out of the drain, while Samantha was taking a drink. Ryan was being brave by touching it and then Samantha really wanted to take a video, while I touch it. So, I was giving her a lecture on not jumping when the frog jumps after I touch it because I didn't want her to drop the camera...I ended up being the one that was not so brave when it jumped and landed on my arm (see video at the bottom of this post).
We then stopped by to see the progression of the temple being built in Indepence. It is beautiful. We are so blessed to have so many temples on the earth today. What a wonderful blessing to be able to go to the temple, make covenants with the Lord and to have your family sealed to you for all eternities!
After this, we went to Liberty Jail. What an amazing place. It has been rebuilt in the exact spot that the original Jail was, and has been recreated as an exact replica as the jail. It shows Joseph Smith and the four other men who were imprisoned there and shows the circumstances that they had to endure. I learned a lot and am so grateful for Joseph Smiths courage and Faith to continue on doing what the Lord asked him to do, so that we can have the gospel today. That is such an incredible blessling.
Our last stop before heading home was at the visitors center in Independence. There we learned more about our church and our history. The kids loved the vidoes about the prophets, what the pioneers went through to, how we got the Book of Mormon, and all about the importance of families. I love my family and am so blessed to have them for all time and eternity. I couldn't ask for more.