|The temple is located in an area with nice views.|
|Been there, done that. Ryan is ready to move on.|
You can google information on it just as well as I can if you really want to know about it.
Less than 8 miles away is the Geghard Monastery. Combining it in the trip to Garni is a no-brainer. The main chapel was built in 1215. The complex is partially carved out of the mountain and was pretty cool to see. You can google it if you want all of the details and better pictures.
|Looking down from the path leading up from parking to the monastery.|
|Me with my sweeties|
|This is detail inside the first of the rock-cut chambers.|
|Spring water came from this wall and flowed from a small pool across the room.|
|Many people were lighting candles and praying in the first room we entered.|
|Justin was not too happy about being up there.|
|Art class field trip?|
|I had to take a picture before we ate this delicious sweet bread. Not sure if 1000 drams ($2.50 US) was a rip-off|
or not. I think it was worth every penny.
We got some of the delicious sweet bread that was being sold along the walk up to the monastery.The boys were given the option of going straight home or stopping in the city for lunch. The vote was to eat bread in the car and just go home. The 28 miles took us about an hour an a half. The road conditions leave much to be desired in places and for some reason the traffic through Yerevan was insane. The boys both fell asleep in the car. They haven't done that in a long time.