Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Difference a Day Makes

A visit to the site last night revealed the completion of the curbing added to the southwest and northwest entrances.  There's even some pavement in!  Do you know how hard it was not to etch...."the Temple Chaser was here?"...in the new concrete?  Don't worry, I won't do it but I will admit to wanting to!
This is the entrance to the south of the development, across from the police station on Pleasant Valley.  While a lot of machinery goes through here, I believe this isn't the principle entrance to where the temple will be.


Southwest entrance
This poor guy was apparently the man voted to stay late and work on the pavement at the southwest entrance by himself!
Southwest entrance
I will go out again on Thursday evening to double-check, but it appears as though these two west entrances may form a loop, with the actual temple lot being at the back.  That's what it looks like to my untrained eye!
Northwest entrance
The northwest entrance is shaping up nicely as well.  Curbing is in and pavement has begun being laid.  When I went earlier in the day they hadn't even finished laying the curbing, so within a few hours they were able to get a lot accomplished.  Have I mentioned how many men there are out there during the day?

And there is the Temple Chaser!


I also spent some time in the LDS bookstore....Eden, in Liberty today.  It is located about a block and a half south of the Liberty Jail.  I noticed something I'd never seen before when I parked on the street.  There were two signs indicating the home site of Alexander Doniphan and his involvement with the members of our church.  There is also a park with a picnic gazebo located there in his honor.  I had no idea this area even existed and I've been to the Liberty Jail dozens and dozens of times.  It would be a great place to stop and picnic while on a church history tour.
I love it when I find new things about the history of our church and this area.
Maybe everyone else knew about this site, but it was new to me!
I think I'd like to me this man someday.  He sounds like a man of great integrity.

Temple Chaser out for now.

3 comments:

Frosty said...

I heart the Liberty square. It's unique and in my backyard.

The the lot, holy cow, amazing how much can change in a day or two!

Sam said...

The temple sets about 400 ft off of Searcy Creek Pkwy. It is way closer to the Searcy Creek vs. 435.

Susy said...

Dear T.C
I have not blogged in quite awhile and when I do log on I always go to your site...I live about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas temple and I must say I love your enthusiasm about the building of the temple near your home. It brings me back to reality that I really am blessed to live so close to one of Lords houses. Thanks!
Now I think Saturday I will go do what your blog inspires me to do and that is to go and partake of the "Glory Of God"....
Have a great weekend!
Susy Balaz

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