We had a great Thanksgiving with family in Kansas City.
The next day (Friday), we went sightseeing in Independence & Kansas City, MO.
This is the beautiful architecture of the Community of Christ temple in Independence, at the corner of Peace Drive & Temple Drive.
The Queen Anne-style house where President Harry Truman lived with his wife, Bess. Unfortunately, pictures aren't allowed inside.
After touring a little in Independence, we moved on to the Nelson-Atkins Museum in downtown Kansas City, MO. The museum is filled with beautiful art from all over the world, dating from ancient Egypt & Assyria through contemporary works.
An Assyrian carving.
The museum houses a lot of Buddhist art, including this famous statue of the Bodhisattva Guanyin (Avalokitesvara).
Sunset at the museum.
The Plaza, in downtown Kansas City, is lit every year for the holidays, starting on Thanksgiving.