Tuesday, September 04, 2007

20 things I learned on my trip to Utah

1. It takes 8 hours by car to get to Provo from my house.
2. Southwest Wyoming is desolation. I bet the pioneers had to work hard to keep their morale high.
3. Heber City sure has grown since the last time I was there.
4. Trees in Provo Canyon are already turning colors for Autumn.
5. Utahans are terrible drivers. I lived in LA, I know bad driving when I see it.
6. Provo/Orem is clearly an urban center. They have everything and everybody living there.
7. Jamba Juice with soy milk is yucky.
8. BYU sure knows how to conduct a new freshman orientation.
9. BYU knows how to take care of the parents too.
10. President Samuelson laughs at my jokes.
11. I wish I was a freshman at BYU, it looks like it will be a great experience for Sean.
12. Utah is in a heat wave. Boy was it hot!
13. BYU Creamery on 9th doesn't sell individual ice cream cups in the frozen section.
14. BYU is better than Arizona. 20-7
15. The Haka really does put fear in the heart of BYU's opponents. The Haka was cool!
16. Lavell Edwards Stadium has the most awesome views than any stadium in the country.
17. Rise and Shout is hard to learn. Good thing they put the words up on the board.
18. They retired #14 for Nielsen and Detmer and they are still considered "young men" to Lavell. (very funny when he called them "young").
19. It's hard to say goodbye to a child you are leaving behind.
20. It still takes 8 hours to drive home.

2 comments:

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Mike,

Loved your laundry list of Utah. The haka is pretty darn awesome and I LOVE to see our boys carrying that tradition on. Of course BYU is better than Arizona. BYU is better than everyone! I have to say that, I'm a BYU Cougar. How cool is that?

I hope you enjoyed your trip to Utah on top of having learned 20 wonderful things.

Next time you come down, be sure to stop in at Brick Oven and order their hot fudge brownie sundae . . . oh yeah, some serious heaven on earth there!

Jenn said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound...we seem to both be entering new phases in our lives....as Sean attends BYU...our Adam has begun seminary!!
Wowser...where has the time gone??