We recently went to Utah for a family vacation. While we were there, we saw some beautiful sights. I want to share some of those experiences with you.
I have visited Temple Square one other time, but that time my visit was brief because it was raining. This time, N and I started with a tour of the conference center. This is the building where the general conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is held twice a year. The building is also used for various concerts and performances. My favorite part of this building was the roof: it is a 4-acre park!
Next, we took pictures of the Salt Lake City temple, toured the relief society building, and toured the beehive house. The relief society building houses the general officers of the relief society, primary, and young women organizations. It is a beautiful building. The beehive house was the first church office building and the home of the church’s 2nd prophet and president, Brigham Young. You may recognize his name because there are three universities named after him.
Provo City Center Temple
We also went to Provo, Utah. If that town name sounds familiar, it is because Brigham Young University is located in Provo. In December 2010, the Provo Tabernacle caught fire. The tabernacle was built in 1883 and stood until that fire.
After the fire, Thomas S. Monson, the president of the church, announced that the tabernacle would be repaired and transformed into a new temple. N and I were able to visit the new temple when we were in Provo. It is absolutely beautiful!
Provo Missionary Training Center
Both N and I served full-time missions for the church a few years ago. Before we left for our assigned missions, we spent 3 weeks at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo. The classroom buildings we studied in were built in 1976, and they were pretty dark and dreary.
Recently, the MTC got a facelift. There are three new buildings that have classrooms and other spaces. These new buildings are full of windows and natural light. It is a little sad to think that the old classrooms N and I used will be torn down, but the new buildings will be so wonderful for all the new missionaries being trained at the MTC.
I am so glad that N and I are able to have these adventures together. I love sharing experiences with N. It helps us bond and learn more about each other.
What are some of your favorite adventures?