A fast trip to Idaho Falls for business purposes allowed a few minutes to take a few pictures of the Snake River, the falls, and the temple that sits beside the river.
I spent 4 years of my life in Mountain Home, Idaho. I was stationed at the airbase there. These were very good years for me. I was only in my very early twenties. One of the things I did while in Mountain Home is become a seasoned member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and that included trips to Idaho Falls where, at that time, the nearest temple was located. So this is my first temple, and will always have a soft spot in my heart (even though I am no longer a believer, but that is another story).
It felt good to walk around the place at sunset and see these sights that need no further explanation:
But before coming to the temple grounds, when there was just a sliver of daylight left, I was interested in the Snake river and its falls that give Idaho Falls its character. This is looking upstream from the small dam that makes the falls:
These next few photos show the dam and falls (with both water and ice):
And when you look across the river? The temple again!
It was at this point, when the trees were bright-red in the last rays of sun, that I whisked over to the temple for the photos with which this page began. A day later I got a few hours before sunset free, and ran to another place filled with memories from my youthful years in Idaho: Craters of the Moon National Monument, about 84 miles to the west.
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