Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Temple Square

The summer is winding down, the kids begin school on Monday, and we've been trying to fit a few last minute field trips into what is left of our summer.  Yesterday it was supposed to be a leisurely day at the Dinosaur Museum . . . um, ya, didn't know it was $2 Tuesday and when we arrived were greeted with a 2-hour line around the museum!  Standing in the hot 98 degree sun waiting to get inside just to save a few bucks didn't quite appeal to our group, which included 7 children under the age of 9.  If interested, you can read about our alternative plan and see some pics on Marti's blog - the kids did have fun visiting Farm Country, playing with the baby goats, and eating ice cream - so the day ended with happy kids, which was our ultimate goal . . . mission accomplished :-).

Last week's outing was a little more manageable as far as crowds were concerned.  It's also hard to beat an activity as cost efficient as this one!  Sophie, Liza, and I decided to head downtown and be tourists at Temple Square for a day.  We went on tours, enjoyed the temple grounds, ate at the Lion House Pantry, walked around the visitor center displays (seeing the Book of Mormon in hundreds of languages was the hit), watched the movie "The Testaments," and even took in the amazing views of SLC from the top of the church office building.  Here are a few pictures from our day . . .

The temple grounds were just beautiful . . .

Before our tour of the conference center

We even listened to the organist practice

On the roof of the conference center

Lunch at the Pantry - the girls' favorite!

Viewing the capitol and downtown SLC from the top of the Church Office Bldg.

What a wonderful day with my girls . . . the big kids missed out!


Kristin said...

That looks like so much fun! I can't wait to be in the that 'stage' w/ my kids.

Marti said...

Those views from the church office building look amazing!