...and they all lived happily ever after...

...and they all lived happily ever after...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Triple temple trip

Sunday afternoon, since it was 104 degrees outside we decided an air conditioned excursion was in order.  Sundays normally involve a lot of outdoor time for our crew (four boys, you know) but it was just too hot to manage that so into the Suburban we went to travel to some temples.

Our original plan was to drive to Payson with a quick stop in Provo, but someone (cough cough me cough) forgot to put gas on the car so we decided to stay a smidge closer to home.

Lucky for us, there are a whole slew of temples dotting our little valley.

First:  Turn on the air conditioner
Second: Insert family members
Third: Off we go!

First stop, Oquirrh Mountain Temple (although when the kids asked where we were heading and I told them they thought I said "Ogre" Mountain Temple...I'll admit, that does conjure more interesting images than the real name).

There were a couple of other families there as well, it was fun to see others out on a sweltering day.

Round two of our outing took us to the Jordan River Temple.  Funny, the family we saw at Oquirrh Mountain was also at Jordan River.  Guess this a temple trip was on the menu for more families than just ours!

Round three found us at the Draper temple where my kids also glimpsed the chateau style homes on the mountainside which grew into a discussion of who would choose which bedroom in such a house and what we would do with the basement...to which I replied I already don't love cleaning up our tiny little West Valley home so I don't need more rooms to tidy all day long.  

The kids promised me they would keep this home much cleaner than our current one so I decided to consider the option of moving.  We shall see.

But here's what we came for, Draper Temple.  Good stuff.  And a good air conditioned afternoon despite the heat.

Jordan River
Oquirrh Mountain
Salt Lake
Mount Timpanogos
Provo City
St. George
Brigham City
Cedar City

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