Monday, September 26, 2005

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the cleanest, friendliest city I've ever visited! Everything (buildings, streets, etc...) is immaculate. It looks as if they pressure wash it all. The mountains are gorgeous. The city is nestled between two mountain ranges, the Wasatch and the Oquirs. So, you can see the beautiful scenery from any point in the city. Having grown up in the coastal plain of Alabama with millions of acres of pine trees, the view was quite different. There are no tree-lined roads or rich green vegetation. The smell is a more sanitized one, like a hospital, because the flowers are different. The climate is so dry and arid that even though it's not as hot as the desert the plants resemble those I've seen in desert photos. Half the people in Utah live in the Salt Lake City area. Everything is so spread out! The particular building I interview in had large window all the way around it. So, each office I went into had a panoramic view of the mountains. It was breathtaking.