Saturday, December 20, 2008

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I thought of dad on his mission and his experience with Narcolepsy. Two nights ago we went down to temple square to look at the lights. We rode the train and I realized that it had been a while since I had been on the train, because I was a little car sick the whole way down.
When we got to the library stop a bunch of people got on, and then at the city center exit, they all got off, along with us. I realized that there were about 40 people, and they all had tripods and expensive cameras. As a mob, they all got off the train and made their way towards temple square. And of course, ten of them stopped at various spots along the way to get pictures of whatever caught their eye. It reminded me of vacations growing up when dad would lug around 80 pounds of gear and film and cameras and lenses, and how it would take us 4 times as long as everyone else to get anywhere because dad would spot a good picture.
I think it was the Christmas Light Appreciation Associtaion on their annual national tour. They had rented out an auditorium at the City Library, and after filling up on overpriced donuts and hot chocolate from the cafe at the Library, they went to the KCPW studio to get pictures of their studio decorations. The DJ suggested that they go visit temple square, and that they could take the train since they were in the free fare zone. That was fortunate, because they had spent a lot of their food money on tripods in Reno when their pictures of Reno skyline turned out blurry.
So they got to temple square and immediately set the timers on their cameras to 2 seconds and started snapping pictures. There must have been a lot to see because they were still at it when we left, about an hour later. I guess Temple Square at Christmas would be a good place for that.
We also discovered that not only is the Joseph Smith Memorial building a theater and a family history center, but it is a functioning stake center. There are rooms for all the classes you would hold on a sunday, relief society and a chapel and stake offices, as well as offices for multiple clerks and bishops. Its one of the most extravagant chapels in the church.
here is a nice looking picture of KC.
Also, that sucks for BYU that their kicker just missed that kick! It doesn't look good for them.

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