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Ogden Temple Open House

My friend Robin and I hit the road yesterday afternoon to attend the Open House for the newly remodeled Ogden Temple. The Ogden Temple was definitely one of the oddest looking buildings you'd ever see, and it was in serious need of a remodel.

We made sure we left plenty early, to give ourselves lots of time to find parking and to stand in line. But it turned out that we needn't have worried. Parking worked out great, and the folks in Ogden were very organized. The temple is beautiful, and drastically different from what it looked like before.

Here's what it looked like before...

And here's what it looks like now...

The difference is pretty much night and day. The building now faces East instead of West, and looks nothing at all like the original.

After touring the temple, we stopped inside the Hospitality Tent, to cool off and to view some of the photos of the work and samples of the materials. They had a green screen for taking photos, so we had one taken and emailed to us.

Afterwards, we walked across the street and down the block a little bit for Ice Cream at Farr's, an Ogden tradition.

A double scoop of Wild Huckleberry and Vanilla, accompanied by the music of Glenn Miller. At least some things never change!


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