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Published: December 18th 2011
What a beautiful clean modern city Salt lake City is. It is truely impressive by anyones standards. The buildings are modern and incredibly well maintained. The streets are the same along with inner city parks.
Had a blast here after arriving by train at about 2.00am in the morning. My bed in the hotel was just the nicest bed I have ever slept in. It just totally engulfed me. Almost decided to stay in bed for my whole time there but then decided against that for fear of missing the sights of the Inner City.
Lucky I did arise from my bed sanctuary because I found Temple Square, the world epi-centre for the Mormon faith. Regardless of your faith I believe anyone would be impressed by this space, the gardens and the buildings. Found the Mormon Tabenacle and was fortunate to hear the organ in all its glory both visually and being played. It is the dome like building in the photos.
Later on my first day I met up with Rose, my friend from the train trip from Denver. She was a real sweetie and some great company. We had a few drinks then went a really
cool restaurant where we teamed up with 3 fantasic people who were corporate lawyers from New York representing Microsoft in a long and protracted trial. What a night with heaps of laughs. As I was about to take aphoto of our table, loud shrieks came from the next door table where 2 women were enthusiastically promoting their friend, Ruby, as a really good photographer. So Ruby took some shots of us and then I reached across the table to kiss her on the check to say thanks. Just as I was about to kiss her she turned her head and we smooched for what seemed like ages!!! Can't say it wasn't a nice surprise. My goodness Ruby was a good kisser.
It snowed on me again and was freezing cold the whole time.
The night time shots are from Temple Square. It was truely magical and wonderously beautiful.
Later that night it was back on the train which was now 4 1/2 hours late. I finally climbed aboard at 3.00am and into my sleeper. I'm so pleased I had a sleeper. Not as nice as my scrummy hotel bed but by 3.00am I didn't notice.
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