Monday, July 20, 2009
Text Reads: We left for the Manti Pageant around noon on Saturday, June 20th. We drove with our best friends, Brady and Danielle Sanders, and enjoyed homemade kettle corn and Kansas City BBQ chips on the way there. We arrived early enough to do a session in the Manti Temple, which was incredible. I really enjoy doing live sessions. It was nice to have some time to think and be together in the Celestial Room. When we got out of the session, we jumped in line to snag our seats for the pageant which started in about 4 hours. I used the time to plan my Relief Society lesson and went around to other people in line asking them questions. There were about 6 gates where people were lined up and our gate was the last to open! Brady grabbed his blanket and backpack and out-ran everyone else in line. We ended up on the front row, right in the middle! Since we had so much time to kill, we went to a nearby church and played card games for hours. It was pouring, and we were soaked by the time we got there. There’s an old belief that it will never rain on the pageant, and sure enough, around 8:30, the sky cleared up to a brilliant blue, just in time for the pageant.