Thursday, October 29, 2015

Las Vegas Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Today's walk found me in a favorite place, but usually, I go in, not around the temple of the LDS (Mormon) church.

I was drawn to the temple because I always find such peace there. It is a desert oasis, compete with soft green lawns, tall, shady trees, and even a refreshing fountain. In our arid desert, you can positively smell the moisture in the air when you walk by the fountain.

The temple itself is closed on Mondays, but the grounds were open, and visitors are always welcome on the grounds. Usually I keep to the cement path that nearly circles the temple itself, but today I decided to walk the entire perimeter. I walked down to the lower drainage areas - which are shady and have soft, mown grass ands mature trees as well - and out to the back where you could see flowers set out for future planting. The views of the temple were wonderful.

I also learned that all of those black boxes around the outer wall are apparently sensors, as I had a nice chat with a security guard whose radio apparently had notified him several times that I was taking a walk. ;) He was very kind and, aside from asking me to be aware of the boxes, only requested that I have a pleasant walk.

Considerations: gravel in some areas if you are going to stray off the beaten path, some stairs.

Definitely one I will do again.