Thursday, April 16, 2009

washington or bust!

i planned a trip to the washington temple last week and this is what really happened:
the snow started late at night and continued throughout the day... :o( not my favorite conditions for driving 4 1/2 hours down and across the state, so i had to postpone my trip. i have been feeling the urgency of attending the temple for several weeks- it's been so long since i've been. conference also spurred me on, soooo, last night, i decided as i got ready for bed, that i would go in the morning no matter what.
what a beautiful day for a trip- but i forgot my camera. i wanted to take some pictures so all of you could see how beautiful it was- and IT WAS!!!! i have never seen the sky so blue as a backdrop to the white and gold spires. it was truly breathtaking. just use your imagination.
the tulips ,daffodils,pansies, and flowering trees were in full bloom. ( washington is in another growing zone and everything happens sooner). they had wire coverings over many of the flowers to keep the deer out- something i had never seen before. i guess i missed the wash. cherry blossoms by a good week and 1/2- or i would have made a side trip to d.c. to see the famous trees.
it took me an extra hour to get there as i took the wrong turn- very frustrating when you're in a bunch of traffic and everyone else seems to know where they are going. i called katie and also stopped and asked 2 total strangers- one was eating in his car and had a mouth full of a hoagie and had to chew it up before he could answer- oh boy!
anyway, i got there about 3:05pm and they told me they only have sessions every hour until 5:00 then it's every half hour, sooo i was able to do some other temple work for about 40 mins. and then went up for a session. beautiful, peaceful place- to be away from the world and its involvements. i got home tonight around 12.00am and am tired, but so glad i was able to take this trip. i will ponder the things i thought about in the temple, tomorrow while i work in my shop and house. i am grateful for my family and friends that give me support in my comings and goings.


  1. I'm glad you got to go and had such beautiful weather. That's funny about the guy eating a hoagie, where exactly did you get lost?

  2. right where the road splits to wash. or baltimore- i took the wrong one...:o( it's been so long since i've been there. sometimes i have no sense of direction.

  3. I am so happy you got to go to the temple. I feel so blessed to live so close to the temple. I do not think I could get through the week with out it.

  4. I haven't even talked to you to see if you officially made it to the temple...but I guess you did...Glad it was a good trip...and that the weather cooperated! :)