On this most recent trip, we stopped in Reno to stretch and eat...and decided walking around the temple was a great way to stretch our legs.
My girls have been to a number of other temples. Here are photos of just a few we have visited:
|Calgary Alberta temple|
|Mesa AZ temple at Christmastime|
|Denver Colorado temple|
A few others we have been to include: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego (when Ella was a baby and before Gabby was born...none of them remember this), Idaho Falls and many temples in Utah. Michelle and I have also been to Chicago and Nauvoo. Now that Michelle is 12, I hope that we will be able to do baptisms in some of the temples we visit rather than just walking around the grounds. But I know that even just walking around the grounds blesses our lives. Gary Stevenson said in a conference talk in 2009, "Even our young children have been encouraged to visit the temple grounds and touch the temple. 5 President Thomas S. Monson once counseled, “As we touch the temple, the temple will touch us.”
President Monson said, "As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation. The temple provides purpose for our lives. It brings peace to our souls."
I am glad this has become one of our family traditions.