In early July, I spent a three days and four nights in Utah with the purpose of exploring Zion. My friend Ann (who pitched the idea of going to Yosemite last year) suggested this particular trip a few months ago. It sounded too good to resist, so I signed up. While solo traveling has its perks,… More How I spent three days in Utah/Las Vegas in less than $400
My final day in Utah was bittersweet, but it was also productive. Arms, Wes and I spent several hours in Downtown Salt Lake with two main items on our itinerary: 1. Play the piano at Nordstrom (which was part of the “Play Me, I’m Yours” exhibit at UMOCA) 2. Eat out for lunch On the… More Wrapping Things Up
We went to Wal-Mart to grab some groceries on Wednesday with Arms and some of her friends. One thing about the Wal-Mart location is that there’s a great view of Utah’s breathtaking mountains. But even away from Wal-Mart, Utah’s mountains are so beautiful. In the afternoon we went to Classic Fun Center in Sandy where… More Wal-Mart Run
If I had to pick one word to describe Utah’s public transportation system, it would be clean. I’ve ridden the Metro buses around LA a number of times, and I’m pretty sure the seats haven’t been scrubbed down in years. Train seats Bus seats The crosswalks also tell pedestrians to <– LOOK –> before crossing 😛 Saw… More UTA(H) Public Transit
A: So the cover can’t fall into the hole, since the circumference of a circle is the same all around. This isn’t the case for squares or rectangles, which can be angled in a way that the covers could fall into the holes. Maybe this is common knowledge, but it’s new to me. Wes asked… More Q: Why Are Manholes Round?
Temple Square is a popular tourist destination in Utah. It is located in downtown Salt Lake City and is the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The gardens surrounding the area were beautiful with brightly colored flowers (although unfortunately I didn’t take any photos that did the gardens justice). There were… More Utah: Temple Square
Just like in Southern California, summer months in Utah are hot and dry. But I was surprised to find that it is much hotter in Utah. Everyday, temperatures peaked at over 90 degrees, and early to mid evenings never fell below the 80s. Another different thing is that the light here is out much later… More Utah in the Summertime
Since the first piano we visited on Tuesday during our little hunt was right in front of UMOCA, we decided to visit the museum. Here are some photos of two of the exhibits: Adam Bateman’s tower of books. Ignasi Aballi’s inventory of the 7,000 active languages in the world today. I was happy to find… More UMOCA
When I told people I was heading to Utah for a bit this summer, some wondered what in the world I could possibly do in the state. I guess ‘What do you do in Utah?’ is a legitimate question given it’s not as hyped up as other places, like California or New York. But the… More What do you do in Utah?