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Old 10-14-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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How linear the Salt Lake City Metro is. From Provo to Ogden.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Beautiful scenery. I've never been to Utah, but it is probably my next vacation destination. I really want to see to the national parks around Moab.
DM me when you get ready to start planning your vacation. I can give you tons of suggestions, especially about the national parks.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I have a very positive impression of Utah.

The first things that come to my mind when I think of it (aside from Mormons) would be mountains and a sunny, relatively dry climate (as is typical of states in that region of the country in general). I think about the national parks. I've said this before: Utah is the most physically beautiful state I've seen. However, in fairness, I haven't seen anywhere close to all of the states.

I also think of college football, Utah and BYU. BYU is having an ugly year, but I cheer for them because they had the audacity to go independent. They're my David in the Goliath-themed world of college football. I hope they get themselves in position to compete for a national title soon.

I think Utah has a surprisingly worldly population. They're not one of the more diverse states demographically speaking, but due to the church's excellent and extremely extensive missions program, there's an unusually high percentage of native-born residents who are fluent in a foreign language, are well-traveled and are comfortable interacting with other ethnicities and cultures.

I'd say generally Utahans are a pleasure to interact with on a personal level -- they're polite and kind, perhaps a wee bit spacey though.

What does Utah lack compared to other states I find more appealing as places to visit or to live? Well, I love major ocean beaches (and yes, I realize most Texas gulf beaches aren't much to write home about ). I also prefer alpha/mega-cities. Those are the places that I believe give the typical person greatest access to amenities and to economic advancement (although places that are mega-cities with unreasonably high costs-of-living can be clear exceptions to this generality). I may be wrong about this, but I would also imagine Utah is not exactly a trendsetter in the nightlife category.

That's my two-cents. But overall I think highly of Utah, so please go easy on me ...
Why shouldn't I go easy on you? You said some incredibly nice things about my home state. Thank you!
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:43 PM
 
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Since I learned Utah is the state with the largest English ancestry percentage, that's all I think. I would've never guessed

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Old 10-14-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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Hot looking Marie osmond
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Please don't say "Mormons."<>
Skiing in about eight of the most accessible ski areas in the world about an hour from an international airport.
Which is a complete puzzle to me since the rest of the State has to survive off about 20 gallons of water a year.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Skiing in about eight of the most accessible ski areas in the world about an hour from an international airport.
Which is a complete puzzle to me since the rest of the State has to survive off about 20 gallons of water a year.
Utah as a whole gets a mere 16" of rainfall a year. The Wasatch Mountains, however, get over 500" of snow in an average year, and the Spring runoff is captured in reservoirs. We are the second driest state in the union, after Nevada.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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British

Since I learned Utah is the state with the largest English ancestry percentage, that's all I think. I would've never guessed
I didn't know that!
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Another striking thing about Utah, or specifically SLC, is the "bath tub ring" around the mountains on the East of the city which seems to define a water level where the Great Lake Bonneville would have been millennia ago. It is a definite layer of a different color all around the city.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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Hot looking Marie osmond
Yeah, I guess for her age.
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