My Digital Postcard from Utah
I've been settling in Utah for the past couple days and haven't had the chance to send out postcards to family and friends. This city is bigger and more organized than most, so Steve (my dog) and I have been exploring. Ain't nobody got time for mailing things when they're exploring. So pretend this is a (long) postcard. This is what I would say:
Hello. How are you? I am fine.
Salt Lake City is a really cool place. The city is vibrant and busy, but not so busy you become overwhelmed.
There is a lot to do here! Steve and I walked to where I will be working soon. It's only 2 miles from our apartment, but it requires climbing a hill with, like, 6 percent grade (or more) and rises up, like, 800 feet. I'm almost not joking here. We were exhausted about halfway up.
There is a lot of shopping here, too. I visited the City Creek Mall and The Gateway, two large malls that are unique in their builds. In Oklahoma, we usually think of a mall as an enclosed space. But these malls were open to the air under various canopies and layouts. City Creek even has a mountain stream through it with retractable glass roofing! Fancy.
I went to the city park the other day to visit the city aviary. It's free of charge! It's a cool enclosure full of local and exotic birds. It's also home to a bird named Picasso who paints paintings for you. How cool is that?
We've visited a lot of local landmarks like the library and Temple Square. Pretty fascinating stuff.
I've also covered the globe in terms of finding diverse food. And it's all been good. Wow.
So, yep. That's my time in Salt Lake City so far. Today, Steve and I have planned more walking. Not sure what we'll discover, but it's going to be fun.
Until next time,