This evening we ventured into Salt Lake City on a free shuttle from the RV park to Temple Square. On the 2 mile drive we were "toured" by an elderly couple who were married 52 years ago and sealed forever in the Temple into all eternity. Hmmm . . . the free shuttle all of a sudden didn't sound free.
Sure enough, we were dropped on the side of Temple Square into the waiting arms of Sister Bradshaw and Sister Dizon who were waiting to take us on a full tour of the beautiful complex of buildings owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. These young ladies were very pleasant and answered all our questions (which we kept to subjects about the buildings). We saw two visitor centers, the family history center, an auditorium with a gorgeous organ and of course, the outside of the Temple.
At the end we saw the big statute of Christ in a dome with the universe painted around him.
I would highly recommend the tour. I'm not sure you can get through Temple Square without at least being approached by very friendly missionaries waiting to show you around. It was very educational and the buildings are so nice. Mackenzie especially liked the talk about "sealing families" in the Temple, so it was time to go to the food court at the nearby mall. Over dinner we had a great conversation about Catholicism and Mormons.
On our way back to the RV park we couldn't help but stop and gaze at the beautiful snowy white Temple in the darkness.
I wish we could have spent more time in Salt Lake City. I have to acknowledge our guides, Sister Bradshaw and Sister Dizon - we definitely would not have been able to see so much on Temple Square without them.
Tomorrow - on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming!