What brought YOU to Utah?
Putting together a photo album last night from our first year here, I was thinking about how many people we've met in our short time in UT, and also that it's interesting that 90% of them are not from here!
Q: if you grew up in a different part of the country, why are you living in UT now and where did you come from?
My wife and I landed here on a lark during job searches starting last year. We we were looking for somewhere to live "out west" to experience mountain biking in real mountains, etc... Michigan is absolutely a great place to be, but it's uhhhhhh.... vertically challenged shall I say? :)
Tammy is a teacher so we looked at the ever growing Las Vegas, places in CO, and AZ and one day I said hey how about Salt Lake? I'd been hearing so many good things about this place from TreeHugger (karen). So Tam interviewed here and ended up with a much better gig than in those other states anyway! Turns out, in my opinion we couldn't have asked for a better environment for the outdoorsy lifestyle we love
I stayed in MI for 6 months to sell the house, then moved here in Feb and found a great job too, and now every day is like a vacation. Where else can you snowboard and bike in the same day, and be 3 hours from the awesome slot canyons and slickrock down south? (or go snowshoeing in the mtns the day before halloween like last Sunday!)
Utah rocks. For those who grew up here and have never lived anywhere else, you don't realize how lucky you are haha..
anyway, what's your story?
11-01-2005 12:20 PM
I moved here because my ex-wife was from here, I stayed here after we got divorced and have been here ever since. I lived in New Hampshire for 18 years and then Virginia for four yeard. I do not think I will be leaving here anytime soon since I really do enjoy being here. I love the wide open space and we do have some really nice roads for road biking.
I was in CO for a backpacking trip the year before I graduated from college. All I knew from then on is that I was going to live out West sooner or later.
So I finish college in Indiana, then I sign up to do an SCA internship (Student Conservation Association), they have tons of internships dealing with natural resource mgmt, archeology, biology, all sort of things with environement and land. It's a great deal, plus $ for paying off loans.
So the one in Utah was the only one that took me. I applied to others and got some phone interviews. I didn't even have Utah on my radar! It was based out of Duchesne, I lived in Hanna and Roosevelt.
So I graduate, move to Utah all in a week. I meet my husband the very first day I arrive in Utah (also a transplant). He was a wilderness ranger (High Uintas) and I was their GIS intern. We had the same bunk house, we were an "item" after 3 days. That was all in 1999.
He said he wanted to stay in Utah so he can go to school and he almost had residency at the time. So I stuck with him and that's how we ended up in Logan.
Woah. I was saying this my first year here too!
every day is like a vacation
Work. The clock is ticking, might as well announce it here. I'm slated to move to VA in '08.