The Conference Center

My niece, Gretchen, had a doctor appointment in Salt Lake City on Tuesday afternoon, so we all tagged along to make an adventure out of it.

Even though we had no plans of going there, we ended up at the Conference Center. As soon as we got inside the auditorium and told the kids that was where President Monson would be speaking from at General Conference next month, we knew we were in the right place. It's pretty neat when things work out so well:

We got a parking spot right in front of the Conference Center.
The kids were attentive and well-behaved (inside, at least).
Jake immediately noticed the amazing acoustics in the 21,000-seat auditorium.
There were lots of escalators and elevators to ride.
It was a beautiful day with blue skies and plenty of sunshine.
There were lots and lots of fountains to play in.
Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and wasn't the least bit bothered by our kids.
The four-acre rooftop meadow offered plenty of opportunities to run around.
And I got one picture of all the kids looking towards the camera.

It was perfect.


The Ballard's said...

Hey, just because Jake is who he is, I had better clarify your statement about the acoustics. He said that he could not believe that little piano, made all that noise. I didn't want people to think he was experimenting with loud noises:) Awesome pictures. I may have to steal a few...hope that is okay.

emily ballard said...

Haha. I didn't think about it being interpreted that way :)

Ryanne said...

I love how you turned something simple and free into a great field trip. I really like the picture of the kids walking by the prophets

Lori said...

that sounds like a great afternoon. good call!