Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sixth Anniversary Trip

Ever since I wrote about the top secret anniversary trip that Robyn was planning, I'm sure that you've been on the edge of your seat, yearning to know where we went.  Well, we've been home for 3 days now.  I hope you haven't been holding your breath.  If so, I apologize.

Are you ready for the big reveal?  She took me to (drumroll please) Idaho!  Okay, I know you're thinking that Idaho doesn't sound very exciting.  It's actually a trip we've talked about taking lots of times but we just haven't gotten around to it until now.  We went to both Idaho Falls and Rexburg.  We went to those two cities for a very specific purpose.  There are LDS Temples in both of those cities.  We enjoy visiting new temples and we've been to all the temples in Utah except for the newly completed Ogden Temple (we'll get there soon, just hold your horses) so we're continuing our ongoing temple tour with these two in Idaho.  That brings our total number of temples visited to 27!

What what!  Selfie with the temple!
We really enjoyed the Idaho Falls temple.  It's one of the older ones.  It was dedicated in the 1940s.  After going inside the temple we walked along the river.  We got a few really pretty shots of the temple from across the river.

I really liked this one.  Robyn took the picture and Google Auto Awesomed it to make it look extra cool.
Besides the temple, we really enjoyed how pretty the river itself was.  The Falls of Idaho Falls are not very tall but they are like half a mile wide.  Basically, the river is cut in half with a waterfall running down the middle of it for a long way.

Here's a panoramic shot of some of the falls.

Look how cute Robyn makes the falls look.

Here's a shot of the temple with the falls.
After enjoying a beautiful temple and some beautiful nature, we went out to dinner and also explored the city a little bit.

Every city needs a giant skateboard.

Have you hugged a moose today?

I made Robyn cuddle with the snake.  She assured me this in no way changes her dislike for snakes/

After Idaho Falls on Friday, we made our way up to Rexburg on Saturday.  The first thing we did there was visit another temple.

This temple was beautiful as well.  It looks almost exactly like the Brigham City Temple.

After the temple we explored a bit of Rexburg.  I think my favorite thing in Rexburg was when we went to a picnic in the park.  We had delicious sandwiches, but more importantly I got to be amused by all of the college students and their various antics.  The most fascinating was the girls who were having a photoshoot of them laying on top of each other among the fall leaves.  It was very precious.

The last and most important thing I need to tell you is that our hotel room was an error code.

Error 404: hotel room not found.
If you don't understand the 404 joke, you're not nerdy enough.

It was a great trip.  It was pretty chill.  We enjoyed beautiful buildings and beautiful nature.  We had plenty of time to enjoy each other's company.  It was like a 2 day long date.  We even had some time to read a book.  Robyn did a great job planning it.  I need to put her in charge of more events.

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