Fresno, California

Last night at 10p I got a call from the repair shop telling me the motorhome was fixed. I was so looking forward to just taking my Jeep and leaving the motorhome behind for a week or two, it was actually disappointing they got it fixed so fast.

Why did they have to work so late into the night? Do you know any repair shop that does that? Strange to complain about a repair shop doing a great job 🙂

After considering every possible option last night and this morning, I finally decided to ere on the side of being responsible. I got my daughter’s cat, picked up the motorhome, and continued on my trip to Fresno.

I’m still determined to ditch the motorhome (and cat) for a time and just use my Jeep. Now I have a little more time to plan and figure out how to do it.

Remember that game “what isn’t like everything else”? Check this out:

Which Isn't Like The Others

I thought that was funny seeing the motorhome in the middle of a bunch of semis at a truck stop today. When I fuel up the 100 gallon tank, I use the big truck pumps. They pump one gallon every 10 seconds, making quick work of it.

There is a severe drought going on in Central California. There are billboards all over the freeways telling people to conserve water and cities are enforcing it.

The Fresno temple must be using less water because the grass is struggling. You’ll notice that in the aerial video. However these pictures of the shrubs, flowers, and trees around the temple show that they are able to keep it beautiful with what they’ve got to work with.







Here’s the aerial video. Right at the beginning you’ll see a car drive by. The drone was about 3 feet off the ground and the driver missed hitting it by about a foot. Close call 🙂

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    • I fly the drone for about 7 to 8 minutes, filming the whole time. Then I edit the video down to about a minute, picking just the best parts. Perhaps I should do a blog post about this with pictures, I know that would interest me if I were reading it 🙂

  1. Damon, thank you once again for posting beautiful pictures and video of your travels to visit all of the temples in the U.S..
    I was at the Los Angeles, CA temple in mid-May for my brother’s sealing/wedding and there were some of the same concerns about the lawn of the temple being brown there as well. Just prior to this wedding, an article about the brown lawn at the Los Angeles temple had appeared in the LDS Living magazine which re-printed an article from The Los Angeles Times: . This article gave me enough pause that I decided to get the scoop by calling the temple itself to see if there would still be beautiful places to take pictures, something that I would imagine would be important to almost every bride and groom. I was assured that there were still many beautiful, photo worthy areas featuring flowers, reflecting pools, rock gardens and trees.
    After reading that aforementioned article, it made me proud to know that our church was trying to be responsible in its water usage, while still maintaining beautiful grounds. And true to form, there WERE still many beautiful garden spots for purposes of contemplation and picture taking. In another article on the subject in relation to some of our other temples, the church is utilizing xeriscaping in other drought prone area temples, which again makes me pleased:

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