Sight Seeing in Salt Lake City

I know, it's been almost a month since the Stampin' Up! convention in Utah, but I'm still basking in that incredible experience – and, yes, still getting all the great memories up to this blog. My sister had never been to Salt Lake City, so I wanted to make sure she got to see the Mormon Temple grounds.

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You can Google the Salt Lake Temple and learn all kinds of fascinating things about it and its tradition. What amazed me most was that it was dedicated in 1893 after 40 years of construction. Since only the believers who commit to a chaste life are allowed inside (definitely excludes me), the Temple is both beautiful and mystical.

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Sunday morning we got to see and hear this, 350 singers with a full orchestra and all those organ pipes.

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Even though we were Methodists, not Mormons, I grew up listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Mom was a music teacher, and she loved listening to them. So, of course, when we learned they were having a live taping of their weekly radio and television broadcast, sis and I were there. It was the most beautiful music heaven would allow, and I just closed my eyes and let their singing take me to Mom.

On a more recent note . . . congradulations to Marie – she's the newest member of our Stampin' Up! family and my new downline. I don't know many people more passionate about stamping and making cards, and she's a blast to hang with. We're going to have so much fun people may start talking.

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  1. Linda,
    Love your photos of Temple Square from a unique perspective. One of my favorite parts of Temple Square is the gardens. It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful they are. Having seen the choir perform live a few times, I have to admit there is nothing like it. I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit to SLC. It (well and Utah in general) is one of my favorite places to spend time!

  2. Linda – Thanks for sharing your photos! They are gorgeous! As a member of the LDS Church, the Temples are very special and sacred to us. I’m so glad that you had the opportunity to experience it! (Especially the Choir!) Unfortunately, I’m about 2500 miles away, so I don’t get to SLC very often!

  3. These pictures are lovely, Linda. I’m sure your Mom was enjoying the music as well. As a member of the LDS church, this is definitely a special place. There are some extraordinary stories! I’m glad you got the full Utah experience. :) (A funny side note: My husband’s uncle is in the choir- so whenever we see him on tv we always shout, “There’s Uncle Stud!” *grin*)

  4. Salt Lake City is one of the best tourist spot and most of us are dreaming to visit this place. Me myself was planning to visit this one after my Macau tour, hopefully I have a budget to pursue this plan

  5. I can’t wait to read more articles

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