On Saturday, amidst all the thunderstorm and tornado warnings, our branch took a trip down to Kansas City to go through the new LDS temple open house.
We met up with the rest of our branch members a little late due to the fact that just south of KC there is a Shane Co. (where David got my wedding ring) so we stopped there to get my ring cleaned and re-dipped. It is the closest Shane Co. to us in Omaha and it had been about 3 years since it last got dipped and cleaned so it really needed it. Now it is all sparkly and shiny again.
While we were getting my ring taken care of, the branch had lunch at a park and toured Liberty Jail. We met them there and headed over to the temple together. The new KC temple is simple and pretty.
This is most of our group about to enter the grounds. Notice all the dark clouds. It was storming like crazy in Omaha.
It was a really neat experience touring the temple with the branch members. It was many peoples' first time seeing the inside of the temple and it was cool to hear their reactions. It is very beautiful inside. I loved all the artwork choices and woods. The stained glass windows are very pretty. The whole interior is done in a subtle arts and crafts style. It's a smaller temple, but beautiful none the less.
After the tour we headed over to Smokin' Guns BBQ (featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network) with another family from the branch.
A guy in line told us to get the baby back ribs...
and the lady at the register liked the burnt ends, so we got both.
It was super good. We need to go to KC more often and try all the different BBQ places. This place had a whole wall covered in ribbons and awards.
After BBQ we headed back up to Omaha. I think we missed most of the really bad weather. I guess it was pretty bad though. On our drive home we passed 6 semi trucks that were all tipped over on their sides in a row. it was nuts. I think a small tornado had passed through that area because the trees were all broken as well. We are glad most people are okay though. Crazy Midwest weather! It can get exciting sometimes!