2/26/18

A trip


My husband and I did something this month that we haven't done since before Tiger Lily was born: go on a trip alone together. My parents came for an entire week so we could have a nice long trip to Arizona. Everyone there thought it was cold, but we enjoyed the 50–60 degree weather.

It was a true break: long enough and a complete change from everyday life. There was no work to do and nothing to worry about.

Once we got to Arizona, I was unprepared for how much I would like cacti and desert plants. They're so different! I couldn't stop admiring them, so my husband took me to Saguaro National Park and a desert botanical garden. We also visited a musical instrument museum, shopped at a bookstore, saw a play, walked the grounds of four(!) LDS temples, and ate lots of yummy food. I did get food poisoning one day, but I got over it quickly and enjoyed watching the Olympics while I was down.

All in all, I feel that I was thoroughly and completely spoiled! I'm grateful to have had such a thorough break, and I'm happy to be home again, feeling refreshed and ready to tackle my regular tasks again.

The Gilbert Arizona LDS Temple

Cactus at Saguaro National Park

4 comments:

  1. Ahh! We should have been in AZ at the same time. I lived there for 9 years, and was never too crazy about the landscape. I like green. Also, I only knew of 2 LDS temples there- Gilbert and east Mesa. Where are the others?

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    1. Temples were built in Tucson and Phoenix (north) in the last two years! I loved the landscaping around all the temples. A missionary at the Mesa temple said we could pick the grapefruits from the trees if we could reach them, so we got some for breakfast the next day.

      I like green too so I was surprised at how much I liked the landscape! It might also have to do with the weather: I'm sure I would like it less during the hot summer.

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  2. When I lived there, the east Mesa temple was the only one. The Gilbert temple was built a bit after I came here. My aunt and uncle live in Gilbert and went on the opening tour for the public. I think it was 10 years ago or so.

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  3. How lovely for you! My husband and I are contemplating a trip alone in the near future, but our last effort at a night away was so fraught with disaster that it makes me kind of panic. I'm glad your trip was refreshing adn rejuvenating. :)

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