Friday, December 28, 2007

A Trip Down Memory Lane

So I just took the most amazing trip to Rexburg, Idaho. It was quick, but well worth it. I went up there with Kristen, Todd, and his wife Elizabeth. We went up for the Rexburg Temple open house. They had a special open house before the regular one for all the people who worked on the temple. Todd got us tickets because his architecture firm are the ones who designed it. All four of us were up there at the same time in 2001 so it was kind of like a little reunion for us. I forgot how much snow they get up there! This is the pool at our hotel. Brrr.....



And here's some snow they piled up in a car wash. They also pile it up in the middle of all the roads...so weird!


The temple is really pretty. The open house was cool. The best part about it for me was that I ran into Elder and Sister Hopkins from my mission. They were a senior couple that I got really close to in my first area. I hadn't seen them for over 2 years so it was pretty sweet running into them. My camera got a pretty good picture of the temple with snow falling. Thanks for the awesome camera Bran! I love you!


And this picture is just for you Emily. Todd pulled into a gas station to fill up and when I looked up I saw that we were at none other than the infamous Horkley's! Kristen and I bought 50 pieces of penny candy inside (the laffy taffy's were gone...sniff sniff). Sorry to one-up you on this one. You talked about Horkley's on your blog but I have a picture! Ha ha! For those of you that don't know, Horkley's is a sweet gas station that was close to our apartment. We went there probably just as much as we went to school. Emily and Megan always had to fill up on their Dr. Pepper and Diet Pepsi (am I right?), I bought lots of laffy taffy's there, and they had movies you could "rent" for free! It was so sweet!

Oh yeah, Christmas came and went. It was cool. We had a nice relaxing long weekend. We saw three great movies over the course of the weekend that we recommend to anyone. Stardust, August Rush, and National Treasure 2.

7 comments:

Hannah S said...

That is a beautiful Temple! Nice picture! I thought Todd and Elizabeth were moving? Or maybe I got the dates wrong. How fun to visit your alum!

Barb said...

Let me guess? You stayed at Days Inn...hahaha

Megan Erickson said...

HAHA.. thats so funny! I would have never remember that it was named horkelys.. ! I would love to go and visit rexburg again sometime... I don't know anyone there anymore!

Kris and Ben said...

I'm so jealous that you go to see the temple...not jealous of the snow, though. So you got a new camera eh? Hooray!

Trent & Emily Davies said...

Ahhh I heart Horkleys!! I am so jealous that you have a picture of you in front of it! Remember that time we just went to return a video to Horkleys and were gone for a couple hours?!?! Dang dog!

The Alands said...

Looks like you had lots of fun on your little get away. We need to get together sometime.

Kristen said...

Steph, This makes me laugh! Ha ha...I remember the days up there with you and Kristen. Good times! I definitely don't miss the Rexburg cold weather.