The next morning we hurried off to the temple, only to discover that I had looked at the summer schedule not the winter one and it was closed.
So we strolled through the Sacred Grove and came back to the Temple and did sealings the next day.
We headed to Rochester early and decided to tour the George Eastman house (he created Kodak). The mansion was beautiful and there was a museum attached all about photography and film, which was also interesting. I loved the library...of course.
This George Eastman guy was quite the man. He shot this elephant (back when it was legal), I think in his sixties or seventies. He loved adventurous things. He was really interesting. I think I would have enjoyed meeting him. He was a multimillionaire who seemed like a really good guy. He had a free dental clinic, donated over 100 million dollars (almost all anonymously), hosted free concerts etc. He seemed like he might have been kind of an eccentric old guy. He had his house cut in half and nine feet added in the middle because the conservatory was too square. Anyway it was a fascinating tour.
This picture is for my Dad. The dining room was hand carved walnut that was rubbed with lime juice to alter the color. I've never seen anything like it. Their was also an entire room of carved teak wood.
There is the outside of the mansion. We spent the rest of the day going to bookstores (a difficult place to spend much time at with kids), going to dinner (the dinosaur BBQ...it was really good) and going to a movie.
We spent that night at our random room from priceline (love priceline!). The next morning we went to the temple, walked around the town then headed for home. We had such a great time together. We really didn't do anything too out of the ordinary but it was nice having it be just us. We love spending time together. We never run out of things to talk about. I keep learning new things about Tyler (this weekend he told me about tracting into the Wegman's house...I had never heard that story before). It was an awesome weekend. We owe the Moeller's. I really hope the kids were good. We were so excited to see them when we got back. It's been fun hearing all their stories and getting lots of hugs. They had a great time while we were away. They played outside a lot, went to the zoo, watched movies etc. It was a great time had by all!