Friday, September 4, 2009

Goal: Visit as Many Temples as Possible

(These pictures were taken back in July when Jessie and I attended the Oquirrh Mt. open house.)
Due to my lacking in the blog department I thought I would share one of my many (100...and counting) goals I have for this life. I would love to visit and photograph all of the Latter Day Saint Temples. As of now I have done pretty good. To add one to my list I just did an endowment session in the newly built Draper Temple. This past weekend a dear friend of mine who I met a year ago at school, who happens to be in the same program as me in school, and who was in my current singles ward in Cedar City decided to take out her own endowment; so she invited me to be their for her special day. Because I'm kind of selfish I also saw it as an opportunity to finally go through the Draper Temple. I did attend the Dedication Broadcast, however I still wanted to go through. The temple was amazing - as all temples and experiences are pretty amazing. Here goes another number on my list of temples attended or many more to go? Hopefully in this life I will get to see most of them before the time comes to ditch this life, and of course, head to a better one!

Temples attended:
St. George, UT (which is the only true temple...)
Logan, UT
Jordan River, UT
Oquirrh Mountain, UT
Provo, UT
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Oakland, CA
Anchorage, AK
Seattle, WA

Temple Grounds (never did a session)
Ogden, UT
Bountiful, UT
Salt Lake, UT (I need to go to this temple - SOON!)
Mt. Timpanogos, UT
Manti, UT
Monticello, UT
Idaho Falls, UT
Cardston, Canada
Portland, OR
Laie, HI
Newport Beach, CA
Nauvoo, IL (Still a little bitter about that whole situation of not being able to do a session...)
Panama Canal, Panama

Yes, I have a long way to go. Especially since the church just keeps popping these temples out! 24 Temples down, only 106 more to go. (That's the number of finished and working temples.)


Jessie said...

It's too bad that we were not able to see the Orlando, Florida temple when we were down. We'll have to definitely go down to Florida again so that we can at least see the temple.

Anisa said...

Mom had that goal way back when there were just a few temples. Your list is way longer than mine... I should make one just to see.

Maybe you could start with Utah. There are still some in Utah you haven't been to.

Lucashell said...

That is an awesome goal!

Sproatmeal said...

Yeah, I hate to tell you, but I don't think you're going to be able to do it in this lifetime. Unless you win the lottery...But good luck! Our goal was to visit all of them in Utah, but we never made it to Monticello or Ogden. Now there are two more I've never been to. You should go to Vernal. That's a really unique temple. Sort of interesting. And if you come visit us, we can take you to both Chicago and Louisville. And Detroit and Columbus aren't too far away, either.