I was undecided about where to go until Robyn pointed out that there was a new temple in Wyoming. That became the obvious answer as to where we should go. So I planned a trip to Afton, Wyoming.
We also have another annual tradition where I take a half day off of work and go meet Robyn's students. We decided that this particular day would be a good day to do it because then we could leave from Robyn's school and get a head start on our trip.
Then it turned out that Robyn's school had their end of year faculty party on the same day. It meant that we didn't get off on our trip quite as quickly as we had planned, but I got to mingle with a few of Robyn's coworkers which was fun.
One of her coworkers was making balloon animals as part of the event. I told her I wanted a pikachu. I mostly meant it as a joke, figuring that she only did real animals and not pokemon. But she totally made me a pikachu!
|I think she did a pretty good job. It was a great beginning to my birthday extravaganza.|
I'm not sure how many elk-horn arches there are in the world. But apparently they are all smaller than this one.
|I know it kind of looks like I'm getting a picture with that red car, but you're supposed to pay attention to the arch made out of antlers.|
|There's also a smaller bonus arch that you walk through to cross the street.|
|How great is this?|
|The obligatory picture of Robyn next to flowers ar the temple is very important.|
|This car was in the parking lot at the trailhead. People in Wyoming just get it. Am I right?|
|Cute little hiker.|
|Less cute little hiker.|
|The sign explaining the intermittent spring.|
|You can hike up to where the spring comes out of the rock, but we didn't want to hike over the ice. So we just watched the river flow down from it.|
Sunday morning we departed back for home so I could celebrate my birthday with my parents and siblings. But that morning I took walk around town to just see what there is to see. Early morning walks in small towns are great. These pics won't capture the quiet serenity of my morning walk, but they're kind of fun.
|A random bear that was asking for a selfie.|
|The Star Valley Stake Tabernacle. Why doesn't my stake have a tabernacle?|
|Just a park at the edge of town. I loved that this town was nestled in wilderness.|