I just got back from a work trip to Salt Lake City...woah! What a gorgeous place to visit! So many beautiful sites to see, people are so friendly, it's clean, and it's surrounded by gorgeous mountains.
Although I was there for work, I decided to stay a couple extra days to site see. When traveling, the best way to get to know a city is to just start walking, so that's what I did. Twice. It was great to talk with some of the locals and learn about some of the city's history. Here are some of my favorite iphone captures of the trip. I also took some shots with an SLR but will post have to post them later!
Although I did do most of my exploring by foot, I did end up renting a car for a day so that I could get closer to the mountains. I am so glad that I did this because it ended up being my most favorite part of the trip. It was about a 40 minute drive one way so I started the day by off by packing some snacks and treating myself to a latte on the way there.
I checked out the Wasatch National Forest online a few days before deciding to actually go there and when I finally reached my destination, I was not disappointed. It was one of the most beautiful places I had ever been. It's fun to look at pictures but honestly, there's nothing like actually being there and seeing it in person. The air was so crisp and there was a level of quiet you could never experience while living in the city.
While there, I pulled off to the side of the road and walking out on flat land for about half a mile. I found a decent looking rock to sit on and started to do some watercolor sketching. Not too long after I sat down, though, I started to feel raindrops. The thing about being in a forest full of mountains is that when bad weather comes, you can't see it until it's pretty much right on top of you. So I packed all my stuff up real quick and ran back to the car! I didn't get to finish my sketch, but that's ok.
Here are a few shots from the forest!
So yeah...that's Salt Lake City. If you ever get the chance to go there, do. :)