Beginning first with: Nashville, Tennessee
[I found a flower and put it in my hair!]
Second: Lousiville, Kentucky
Third: Columbus, Ohio
and along the way we hit the Kirtland temple and Historic Kirtland Sites.
Fourth: Palmyra, New York!!! its been my Dream to go there!
Fifth: Boston, Massachussetts.
a Spectacularly Beautiful temple. They had gynormous Poppies, and I Love Poppies!
Sixth: Manhattan, New York
Seventh :) the Washinton DC temple
The DC temple was not originally scheduled in our trip but I could not resist at least trying to convince my mom that we should go since we would be so close. Luckily mom is so willing to make things work out. I mean we were just leaving NYC at 7pm and I mention the idea. We were so fortunate to find a nice hotel that was nearly booked that night in Columbia, Maryland. It wouldn't have been an East Coast temple trip without the DC temple. Plus, I really really wanted to go back. :) I absolutely love the Washington DC Temple!
Visiting all the temples on the East Coast was Amazing and I am so grateful I was able to experience what it feels like to go to the temple everyday for an entire week! I don't know how to explain. it is magnificent!
Other highlights of the trip included:
the Sacred Grove! :)
Meeting other sister missionaries, reminding me of what I will be doing for the next 18 months, making me so much more excited to go and inspiring me to be the best missionary I can.
This is Sister allison Jones at the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center. She lives in the San Antonio Mission!what a coincidence!
Rolling down the Hill Cumorah, just for Cassie.
Visiting Walden's [Henry David Thoreau's] Pond
Finding relatives graves who were founders of Hartford, Connecticut :)
Squeezing into very narrow parking spots in New York so we didn't have to pay for parking.
:) Celebrating Cassie's engagement with a Bridal Shower!! The less than 24 hours with her was more than worth it to extend onto our trip. Plus we got to celebrate Donut Day together with the yummiest donuts. Love you Cassie!
and since you've wanted to see some of my missionary outfits, here is a layout of some of the skirts and shirts :) I'm going to be a cute missionary, ya?