I texted Jeff when I landed in Salt Lake City this afternoon, and he responded, “Yippee! You’re doing it!” I was already excited, but it does feel really good to be here. I got my rental car… a sweet Kia, and found my way to Gym Jones so I would know where to go in the morning. Steve told me it would be a little hidden, and if it weren’t for the confusing numbered streets that say East, but really mean South… or both?… I would have landed right there on the first try.
I drove around for a while and forced myself not to take pictures of the mountains while driving on the freeway… for safety reasons of course, and car pictures never turn out very good anyway! The mountains are really beautiful though. I stopped at a park, then at a grocery store for lunch and some snacks, and then headed to the McFarlane’s house, which is in the Sugar House area. Steve and Megan are friend from Costa Mesa who moved out here in August so Megan could go to grad school.
The two of them have already been fabulous hosts. They took me to Temple Square, where we walked around for a while. Steve made sure I touched the Temple and Megan was intent on me seeing “Space Jesus”, as she calls him… a large statue of Jesus in a room that looks like… outer space 🙂 Then, we had dinner at a great little restaurant called Vinto.
So far, I am impressed with Salt Lake City, but I really can’t wait for tomorrow!