|This will be their cathedral|
|Those buildings will be the monks hermitages|
|Oh, and it was cold! Windy and very cold! Those construction workers are troupers!|
|I think those mountains in the far distance are part of Yellowstone park|
|Another view of the cathedral|
|I don't think I've ever been a place where there is literally nothing around me|
|View of the dirt road to the monastery|
Brian was hoping to see one of the monks when we went, but they weren't around. He deals mostly with the construction site manager. The workers are all from Cody which is about an hour and a half away.
After we left the mountains we drove to Cody and Brian needed to pick up some more supplies from the Bloedorn store there. We had a lovely lunch at Wendys! A "real" hamburger tasted so good and I haven't had a frosty in ages! Then we drove to Billings. We hadn't driven to Billings on the road from Cody before. When we go we take another road from Worland and by pass Cody, so we got to see some really beautiful scenery. This road takes you very close to the mountains of Yellowstone, I believe they are called the Absarokas. With the light dusting of snow on everything and the many hawks flying and deer and antelope it was sublime! Brian felt like he really wanted to take a detour, he felt like the mountains were calling to him to come and check them out!
We made it to Billings and of course had to stop at Costco and Brian got a hair cut and we went to the temple. It was pretty late by the time we got to the temple and their sessions are only every 2 hours. We didn't want to get home after midnight so we decided to do some initiatory names instead of a regular session. I love the Billings temple, the temple workers are so excited to see you since it isn't very busy. They were just waiting around for someone to come and do initiatories, I was the only one there!
We grabbed some food after and headed back home. Thankfully we didn't see any wildlife on the way back, deer are very common on the road back to Worland and I was driving because Brian was very tired. The deer stayed off the road and we made it back home before 11:00.
Wonderful day with my husband and such beautiful sites, it couldn't have been better! I never thought I would say this, but there is something to say about wide open unpopulated spaces. It can be very peaceful.