This Saturday we took another quick trip up to Vancouver. We met up with a family I knew from my mission that had moved to Canada. It was fun to catch up on how they’ve been and find out all the news from the people I knew in the Philippines. It turns out there’s a huge Filipino community up there. We got Mango Tang, Balut, and Yakisoba! We’ll definitely be going more often!
The same day was the last day of the open house at the Vancouver temple. It was a really good experience and I was really impressed with how organized everything was. When we went to the chapel of the church building next door, they put us into tour groups and gave us a tour guide. It was cool that there were lots of church members as well as locals taking the tour. The temple was really nice. Somebody asked the tour guide what type of wood they used. Our tour guide said that he didn’t know exactly what type but that it is the best quality: “The best things belong to God. So we don’t mind giving them back.”
It’s a small world in the church. After the tour, we ran into a family from our ward. Then we (re)met a guy that we had first met about three years ago. I also met some people who know the Lacestes that we had lunch with earlier.
On the freeway heading home, we heard a loud screeching noise. We looked over and saw sparks flying across two lanes behind a car. They traveled for about 1/4 mile before they stopped. We realized what happened when we saw that their rear tire had fallen off and was rolling down the freeway.