Last week we stayed in a hotel next to Temple Square in Salt Lake City. This is the Mormon temple Allen and I were married in and my favorite one. Built in 1893 it took 40 years to construct with its huge granite blocks carved from a nearby mountainside then hauled to the site by oxen and rail. Quite a history. We were married on the temple's 100th anniversary in 1993.
The grounds around the temple are magnificent especially in Springtime with flowers of every kind and color. I love to walk around the area-it's so peaceful and quiet.
LDS Church office building in the background.
View from the top of the nearby Joseph Smith building where we dined.