Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another Sunday outing

Today we visited the National Frontier Trails Museum. When the western part of the USA opened up after the Louisiana Purchase, Independence, Missouri was the starting point for the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, and the California Trail. Later on, the Mormons started there too, but they chose a slightly different route due to persecution.

Just so you know I was there, I had Cliff take a picture of me in front of a mural.

This cracks me up. People familiar with Kansas City will have to laugh when they read that last paragraph: Westport hasn't changed a bit! Click on any of these shots to make them bigger.

Cliff's in this picture, standing up against the old depot. This was closed, probably for the winter. We peeked in the windows, though.

People not familiar with this area might find this spot of interest: It's the headquarters for the Community of Christ. I still think of them as RLDS. You can take a virtual tour HERE if you like.


Adirondackcountrygal said...

Looks like a great place to visit!

kcmeesha said...

I was by the spire building and it was closed, I need to get there in time for a tour

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I guess that means it was a good day weather wise in your part of the world. Glad you got out and thanks for sharing...I love seeing new places and most of what I see is here on the computer. What an education I'm getting. I've been places I'd never dreamed of. We on the other hand had more snow this evening.

Connie said...

What a unique spire...and a car driving down the sidewalk??LOL

Muhd Imran said...

Sunday sure looked beautiful, perfect for an outing. These pictures of the place look so clean and calm.

cw2smom said...

I had a good laugh while reading that sign that mentioned the whisky and guns! Looks like a great place to visit! Blessings, Lisa