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Old 10-14-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Please don't say "Mormons." Yeah, there are a couple of million Mormons in Utah, but that's not all there is. What else comes to mind when you think of this state? Looking forward to seeing your answers, whatever they may be.
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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-Best skiing in the country.
-Some some of the coolest landscapes in the country
-Outdoorsy in general
-Dumb liquor laws
-Good looking women
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: IN
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Traffic (Wasatch Front)
Out of Control Population Growth (Wasatch Front)
Socially Conservative/Fiscally Liberal- Significant Investments in Infrastructure/Transit.
Mountains/Skiing
National Parks and Forests (Zion, Bryce Canyon, Wasatch, etc).
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:37 AM
 
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Mountains
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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-Dumb liquor laws
Yeah.

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-Good looking women
Why thank you!
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Zion and Arches and Bryce and Canyonlands and Capitol Reef
Rainbow Bridge
Sundance
Great Salt Lake
Transcontinental Railroad
Lake Powell
Bear's Ears/Native Lands
Salt Lake City Socialists
Park City Liberals
Extreme Social Conservatives everywhere else
Orrin Hatch's Hanukah Album
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I found people in Salt Lake City, to be very polite, generally. So, polite people I associate with Utah.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Zion and Arches and Bryce and Canyonlands and Capitol Reef
Rainbow Bridge
Sundance
Great Salt Lake
Transcontinental Railroad
Lake Powell
Bear's Ears/Native Lands
Salt Lake City Socialists
Park City Liberals
Extreme Social Conservatives everywhere else
Orrin Hatch's Hanukah Album
Wow! Did you have to research this question or was all this just in your head?

I'm curious about the Salt Lake City Socialists. I've never even heard that term. I definitely am aware of "extreme social conservatives everywhere else" (other than Park City), but Salt Lake City itself is not extremely socially conservative -- at least not when compared to the rest of the state.

I didn't know about Orrin Hatch's Hanukkah album either.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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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.

Also, coincidentally enough, I watched SLC Punk last night.
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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Please don't say "Mormons." Yeah, there are a couple of million Mormons in Utah, but that's not all there is. What else comes to mind when you think of this state? Looking forward to seeing your answers, whatever they may be.
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 ...
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