Can I just say driving in Oregon is a big pain? The highway speed limit was 55 mph. In Idaho and Nevada on the same exact highway, its 70 mph. We felt like we were crawling. About an hour before we arrived we had all the kids change into church clothes. We arrived with 15 minutes to spare before our reservations at 1:00pm, just enough time for Mr. Ferrero Rocher and I to get changed too.
|The front of the temple. The inscription on the middle tower says, "Holiness to the Lord. The House of the Lord."|
The tour starts in the chapel next to the temple. We watched a short video about temples. The video also included some history of the church in the Boise area.
From there we walked over to the temple for a tour. It is beautiful! It amazes me how even the littlest ones can feel a change in the atmosphere. It is peaceful, happy. They were all reverent and quiet as we toured through the different rooms. While no cameras are allowed inside, the church has taken pictures of some of the rooms. You can view them here at the Boise Idaho Temple page.
After the tour we took pictures outside the temple as a family and then of each child individually.
|Did you just take my picture?|
|This is my favorite leaf!|
If you live near Boise, ID I encourage you to go and tour the temple. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a member of our church or not. We made reservations online but no one asked to see our printed paper. No one will be turned down. Just show up and be prepared to enjoy a feast of peace and reverence. The open house runs until November 10. Learn more about the open house here.
Interested in learning more about why we build temples and what they are for? Watch the two videos I have embedded below. If you have any other questions I'll be happy to answer them. Leave a comment or send me an e-mail.