Ever get bored at church? No, me neither. But if you ever are, and you have access to personal electronics and the internet, there's no end to boredom-eliminating apps out there. I saw a recent Facebook post where a former LDS missionary was returning to Denmark and he wanted to know about good restaurants/bakeries he could visit while he was there.
It got me thinking.
Just how far away is the LDS temple in Denmark from where I live.
Turns out it's 5,004 miles.
So, I decided to ask the great app for detailed directions of how I could get from here to there. As it calculated, I thought it might say something like, "Drive to the airport, catch a plane, then take such-and-such a road to this road, then go five miles until reach another road, then turn left."
It did not give me these directions. It did not give me any directions. I guess you can't drive from North America to Scandinavia. Well, as Top Gear proved, you can modify a car/truck to be amphibious so technically, you could drive to Europe. I guess the app didn't take that into consideration.
It's been twenty-five years since I walked on Danish soil. When I was originally there and when I returned, the building at 12 Priorvej, just off Borups Allé was not a temple, but a church house--still a religious destination. I'd like to see it again. And it's only 5,004 miles away.