I feel like I need to clarify. I miss California a lot, but the missing hasn't been replaced with hate for Utah. I love California, but I hate plenty about it. Like traffic on the 10 when we are trying to make it to the Friday evening endowment session at the LA Temple. Or the fact that there is a higher percentage of morbidly obese people who think a tank top is a right and not a privilege. And the schools in California are the things made of nightmares. See, plenty to detest.
So as obnoxious as people can be in Utah, they sure can in California. And there is a higher population so there are more obnoxious people there than here. I really didn't want my post about In-N-Out to turn into "Hate Utahns" fest and an e-mail I received confirmed that. Yeah, someone took the time to e-mail me all the reasons why they hate Utah. So I want to clarify that I don't hate where I live.
What do I love about Utah? The mountains are the first thing that comes to mind. I marvel at the way the mountainside neighborhoods disappear as you look upward to the jagged rocks and steep slopes. California doesn't have that. And what about the midsummer thunder storms that say hello and goodbye within twenty minutes? California just continues to scorch. Something we have really enjoyed is all the family activities and festivals. Each city has their own summer fest and they are all cheap and fun. California definitely doesn't have that.
My most favorite thing about Utah is something not too many people get to enjoy like I do. I get to have my sisters in Utah. I have 5 sisters and 4 of them live here and the other one visits almost monthly. It has been absolute bliss being around my sisters. So California can have their In-N-Out and I am totally fine with the separation.
But I still pine for a number 3, animal-style with a large diet Coke.