Friday, February 08, 2008

7 Things: Land of the Cold

Stealing from Lani DianeRich Again (who stole it elsewehere) - I give you seven things.
So, Seven Things about the previously mentioned Land of the Cold, which I got to visit for work related reasons. The Land of the Cold is more commonly referred to as Salt Lake City, Utah - and city and state I had not previous visited, so it had that going for it.
1. It was cold. Not shocking really being mountainous and wintery. But it was indeed cold. I brought two pairs of boots and one pair of non-boots and the non-boots only got used inside the hotel.
2. It snows a lot. It snowed more of the days we were there than it didn't. Our unofficial count was twenty one inches during the two weeks we were there.
3. The hotel did not have Bravo. This is not really about Salt Lake City per se, but I had to wait until I got home to watch "Project Runway" - huge pain.
4. The people in Starbucks knew my by the end of the trip. (Oh the great irony.) In fairness I do not appear with such stunning regularity at my local Starbucks, but still, I was impressed.
5. We got stuck in traffic once and that amounted to having to drive slowly at a big merge point, once we merged were were back at full speed.
6. I don't know how much this is a function of our where our office and hotel were located, but I have never seen such a preponderance of check cashing places. They were everywhere.
7. We wondered at one point if you would ever get tired of all the various mountain vistas. We then decided it must be like the monuments in DC, in that you never get tired, you never stop marveling that this is where you live.
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Batch of Pictures here.