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Old 03-19-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Great info everyone. Honestly, I would rather live up in the mountains anyways. So is the vibe up in Jeremy Ranch area much different? Could that be a possibility given my requirements? Thanks again for the enlightenment. Much appreciated!
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:35 PM
 
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Without comment, I offer my observations:
1. Most adults I met had never traveled outside UT and had no interest in doing so;
2. Even my podiatrist (an M.D.) did not know that other religions don't baptize their dead;
3. Most adults could not fathom why anyone would want to drink alcohol;
4. Most adults have no interests in knowing about anything outside their interests.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Without comment, I offer my observations:
1. Most adults I met had never traveled outside UT and had no interest in doing so;
2. Even my podiatrist (an M.D.) did not know that other religions don't baptize their dead;
3. Most adults could not fathom why anyone would want to drink alcohol;
4. Most adults have no interests in knowing about anything outside their interests.
Wow. Not exactly a ringing endorsement. But it does explain a great deal.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Without comment, I offer my observations:
1. Most adults I met had never travelled outside UT and had no interest in doing so;
2. Even my podiatrist (an M.D.) did not know that other religions don't baptize their dead;
3. Most adults could not fathom why anyone would want to drink alcohol;
4. Most adults have no interests in knowing about anything outside their interests.
More truth in these statements than in other *I think I know* statements.

We even make jokes about this!

1 - jokes like:
--- Some people in SLC have never been south of Payson ...
--- You really do not need a passport to go to Las Vegas!

2 - those "other" religions actually do, since they installed sprinklers in their cemeteries.

3 - I hear that a lot around me, but they like cough syrup ...

4 - They are too busy doing their own thing ---
--- Describe a Mormon? A person who, either is going to a meeting, is at a meeting or comes from a meeting!

Keep in mind, LDS people are way different in other states, really !!!
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Without comment, I offer my observations:
1. Most adults I met had never traveled outside UT and had no interest in doing so;
2. Even my podiatrist (an M.D.) did not know that other religions don't baptize their dead;
3. Most adults could not fathom why anyone would want to drink alcohol;
4. Most adults have no interests in knowing about anything outside their interests.
After having lived for nearly 70 years as a Mormon in Utah, I've got to admit that I either (1) am a complete anomaly among Utah Mormons or (2) have been navigating through life totally oblivious to reality. Now I've just got to figure out which of these it is.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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You, my dear, are a precious anomaly! You were one of the shining spots of my Utah experience. If my grandkids ever leave home, I might move back. I miss Utah and my friends there!
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:49 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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After having lived for nearly 70 years as a Mormon in Utah, I've got to admit that I either (1) am a complete anomaly among Utah Mormons or (2) have been navigating through life totally oblivious to reality. Now I've just got to figure out which of these it is.
Are you sure Katz, that you are a Latter Day Saint?
Let's put it this way ...
You are not a run of the mill "Mormon".
I think you were born in the wrong State ...

I do have to admit that those crazy off the wall notions I mentioned above are more known outside of Utah!
But we are getting way off subject here!
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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After having lived for nearly 70 years as a Mormon in Utah, I've got to admit that I either (1) am a complete anomaly among Utah Mormons or (2) have been navigating through life totally oblivious to reality. Now I've just got to figure out which of these it is.
Or maybe both, LOL. Either way, I'm loving it. Keep up the good work!!
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Wow yall can be rough on SLC. I am a non lds who grew up in Utah and has lived in Chicago in the past but I have been back for 2 years. I absolutely love SLC, it has such as a good balance of having city qualities but is so close to the mountains. I went snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing within 30 minutes of my house (in Sugarhouse) 10 times this winter. I also live 1 minute from the S-line Trax that goes immediately downtown, I live less than a 5 minute walk from dozens of restaurants, 5 grocery stores, bars, the dog park for my dog, and anything else I would need.

I even find people to be nice especially compared to Chicago, and the social scene can be great but you have to find it. SLC is what you make of it, but you have to look for things. For example tonight there is beer and yoga at the gateway mall, this weekend is a beer festival in nearbye Ogden, a new Barcade is opening tomorrow in downtown SLC.
Yes it does have some downsides, but one thing I have learned when I go to a different city is so does every city. I think it is a city with great potential, and if you utilize it for what it is you can have a great life living here.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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Wow yall can be rough on SLC. I am a non lds who grew up in Utah and has lived in Chicago in the past but I have been back for 2 years. I absolutely love SLC, it has such as a good balance of having city qualities but is so close to the mountains. I went snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing within 30 minutes of my house (in Sugarhouse) 10 times this winter. I also live 1 minute from the S-line Trax that goes immediately downtown, I live less than a 5 minute walk from dozens of restaurants, 5 grocery stores, bars, the dog park for my dog, and anything else I would need.

I even find people to be nice especially compared to Chicago, and the social scene can be great but you have to find it. SLC is what you make of it, but you have to look for things. For example tonight there is beer and yoga at the gateway mall, this weekend is a beer festival in nearbye Ogden, a new Barcade is opening tomorrow in downtown SLC.
Yes it does have some downsides, but one thing I have learned when I go to a different city is so does every city. I think it is a city with great potential, and if you utilize it for what it is you can have a great life living here.
Tis true alot on the social scene there and I am a gal who loves to hang out with girlfriends, at music concerts and food and drink festivals with friends and family.

However the later if you have children is not as easy , as children because of the way out there Utah law (and its not the only state) cannot go to some of these events. There is live music there, food etc but no kids allowed

Same when I went to my first concert at The Depot, kids were allowed to the music concert but not upstairs where you could get a drink from the bar. Great I thought Ill just get a drink and bring it downstairs to enjoy during the concert. No! No alcohol allowed downstairs ! So i could either enjoy the concert with my family or not bring them and have a drink !

Having children in this state can limit access to things that to most are a normal every day social event. Month later, San Diego another concert by the bay. Nice glass of wine and good music chilling out enjoying by the harbour along with everyone else. Yes it's down to the licence type , but alot wont pay the excessive amounts it costs to have a more flexible licence.

I'm an adult and capable of making adult decisions. That includes being able to have a glass of wine now and again without various terms and conditions enforced on me. Same as others have a choice not to drink if they wish and it makes no odds to me. After a while being controlled gets you down in somewhere known for being the land of the free .

As I said made some amazing friends there who I shall be visiting again this summer, and lots of pros to the state especially if you are an active person and into music/theatre etc but living there again sadly not.
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