Earlier this week, it was decided that Saturday (yesterday) was a perfect day to make a trip down to the Manti Temple. So, Mr JP and I, along with our friends Eric and Kimmi, loaded up yesterday afternoon and drove an hour and a half south to the bustling (ha!) city of Manti. We were pretty excited about it- I've only ever attended the Provo Temple and Timpanogos Temple, so I was excited for a new and different experience!
But a temple trip was apparently not in the cards for us on this particular occasion.
Because we arrived at 5:00 PM and they had closed at 3:00 PM.
However we were not defeated quite yet -- we decided to go talk to the travel center of Manti and see what activities there are to do down there.
Oh wait, it was closed too.
At this point the trip was pretty much a hilarious failure and so obviously the only option was to drive to Santaquin and eat at Leslie's Family Tree restaurant (it's been featured on the travel channel because it is haunted AND they boast the world's largest scones). No ghosts were spotted but the scones definitely didn't disappoint.
So we didn't get to attend the Manti Temple, but driving around Southern Utah with some of our very best friends was so much fun! I mean, between watching Mr JP's rising panic attack that we were going to run out of gas in the middle of nowhere (which was hilarious) and chatting with locals and some not-so-locals, how could we not have a great time?
And besides, it's been my experience that trips where nothing goes according to plan usually end up being sort of the best memories... and today was no exception haha.