Originally uploaded by how3ird.
I had a good time this afternoon, but it would have been better if 880 hadn't turned into a parking lot, making a 45-minute trip to Berkeley into 2.5 hours.
Got to the temple way late (after 2 pm) so missed most of the food and festivities, but did get to try the new lens on the traditional kids' water fights.
Berkeley temple is a bit more traditional than the Fremont one. Lots of the older folks were doing the polite thing and dipping a leaf from the Bo tree in a small silver cup of water, and sprinkling people, saying "happy new year". I got sprinkled a few times, and a younger woman poured must of a soft drink sized glass of water on my shoulder, but she was polite about it and made sure to use the shoulder away from the camera.