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.