Last night Aaron and I went here: The Manti Temple to see the Manti Pageant
My ward was heading up for a ward activity and so we decided we would go too! We left about 6:45 and though it was a fun car ride, Manti is SO far away! We got there about 8:30 to find a crazy mad house of people and parking. Thankfully, due to my Arizona license plate, some nice family let us park in front of their yard. We walked up and found some great seats (that is the nice thing about being a couple and traveling in 2's, there are always 2 seats open somewhere!) We thought the pageant started at 9 but it started at 9:30 so we talked, debated about buying a funnel cake and enjoyed looking at each other...I mean the temple. Haha.
The Pageant finally started and it was so fun. We cuddled up in my blanket and settled in. It was really fun because neither of us had been before. With the beautiful temple and the starry sky, it made for a great night. We really enjoyed the pageant and hope to come back next year and maybe even camp out...we will see ;) Below are multiple attempts to take pictures of us in front of the Temple...with the temple in the background.
The Pageant lasted longer than we thought and so we didn't get to our car until about 11:30...and it was crazy! Aaron almost hit a few people, but overall it was fine. There is one road out of Manti, and with so many cars, it took a while. We got home close to 2am! We had a great time though and realized that we both get a little crazy after midnight as we had some major jamming out in the car and many random laughs and jokes. Here is to many more great date nights together as an engaged (and soon to be married) couple!