Yes- Today is the big day. The Temple is being Rededicated even as I
Post.The Chapels have been declared extensions of the Temple, Close
TV and you need a TR to get in The Chapel. It is far from as stiff an Interview
as a Regular TR Interview is.The on site Dedication is by Invite
only.My Wife and Daughter went through the Interview process and got
their ticket. They attended the 9AM HST Session.I passed mostly
because I do not secribe to the Eliteism of it all. I did get to the
Open House, I played by the Rules and obtained Tickets but it turned out I
did not need to. As it was a quiet weekday and anyone who showed up got in.
Very Very laid back people going through in Shorts and Tees. We dressed for
Church as Requested but I don't hold that against anyone who did Not. It was a nice Tour.I am mostly glad the whole thing is over with.
The Temple being reopened and the people waiting to get Married in the Temple
can do that and get on with their life. I am happy for everyone
It is wounderful that the Temple is finally reopened.I went to the
Open House, They showed us a lot with out showing us much. The biggest thing was
the Front Desk and the Brides Room, and the Bulls. They did not add
a Cafe or anything like that.There is some very special Hawaiian
Ceiling Work not found anywhere else.Of course the Tour Guide.
Talked in a low voice.I kept my throw away shoe covers as a momento
of going.AS you may know. The Temple is Next to BYUH and BYUH is
Next to the PCC. Laie being an Isolated and Controled Community.
Laie is Dry, Closed on Sunday, the Movie House does Not show R Rated Movies. The McDonalds has no Burgers or Chicken on its Value Menu. Mostly the Laie Inn has been torn done. That is huge down side for visiting
family of students, people who want to stay overnight either before or after
Visiting the Temple or the PCC. Plus other things.The Photo Work by
DNS was outstanding and I have all photos in my pictures. I have the one of the
Girl in the Wheel Chair as my Background.
"The Temple being reopened and the people waiting to get Married in the
Temple can do that and get on with their life."Couldn't people
get married in the Kona temple while the renovation work was being done? It's a
pretty quick flight to Kona.