Monday we started our trip home early and left the hotel around 8am as we had tickets for the Twin Falls Temple Open House at 11:40am. We got there just in time, and it was so worth the stop. It was neat for the kids to be able to tour the temple. It was especially fun to watch Elise when we were packing before the trip, searching her closet for her best dress to wear to the temple. She really has such a tender spririt and really took it all in. Also, it was neat to hear Samantha's comments upon leaving the temple that she had understood things better than she had before.
Here we are at the temple
For our entertainment for 2 hours in the car to Twin Falls we were favored by a radio show by Elise and Ethan. Here is Elise "on air". Their mics were rocks tied with string dangling from the coat hook. The show was actually very entertaining!!
Here are a few clips from the radio show for another 1.5 hours on our trip after Twin Falls on the way back to Bend.
We were also treated to an awesome sunset on the way home!
I am so glad we made our little "pilgrimage." It was good to show the kids some of the church history and help them realize the great sacrifices that were made by the early saints, so that they could enjoy the restored gospel today. Then to wrap up the trip with a visit to the temple, a place that they can look forward to going to when they are older completed the trip perfectly.