Last week we were able to see all the sessions of General Conference either on the big screen at the Visitor's Center or on our computer. It was wonderful to see live the leaders of the church and hear their messages. And then to see our grandson, Lincoln in the choir at the Priesthood session.
|Stained-glass windows and stenciled walls in the Stake Center|
Today was Stake Conference which was held at 2 different buildings: the Stake Center yesterday for the adult evening session and the Vermont Building today, which is much larger and can accommodate more people and more parking. They are very distinctive architectural designs; the Stake Center has high cathedral ceilings with stained glass windows and looks like a Catholic mission.
|Courtyard at Stake Center|
|Inside the chapel of the Stake Center|
|Vermont Avenue Meetinghouse|
For our day off, it rained for the first time since we have been here. We went to the Newport Beach Temple which is small, but very beautiful. Inside the doorways are arches and there is a mural of the beach in the session room. The outside fits well into the surrounding area and is reddish rather than white. As with all temple grounds, there are beautiful flowers and trees.
|Newport Beach Temple|
|Mary at the entrance to the Newport Beach Temple|
|Max at the temple grounds|
A week ago last Wednesday we went to the Getty art museum and gardens. We must have walked miles up and down steps and got a great view of the city from an upper balcony; we could even see the spire of our LA Temple in the distance.
|Max and Mary on the tram to the Getty|
|Mary at the gardens|
|One of the museum buildings from the gardens|
|View of the city and the ocean with the gardens in the foreground|
Elder and Sister Evans