Despite having lived 50 miles South of Salt Lake for the majority of my life, I realized when we moved here that I know shockingly little about the exact geography of things. I knew that Little America was just off some freeway exit and that if you took the right trax from there you could get to Temple Square and the Gateway Mall. Then when Zach started going to school at the U I learned that if I kept driving down Foothill long enough I could get to his pharmacy building.
Now that we’ve been here for almost a month I’m only slightly better. But I now know with firm conviction the location of1) My office building
2) Our apartment
3) Great Harvest
4) Primary Children’s Hospital
5) The nearest Smith’s
6) Our chapel
I’m still a little vague on1) The gym
2) The nearest gas station
3) The bank
I’ve also figured out that part of the time 5th and 6th South are one-way roads. Trust me, extreme progress has been made. Thank goodness this city is on a strict grid system.
Our apartment is about a block East of Trolley Square, and there’s no getting around the fact that it is old, musty, leaky, slightly ghetto, and apparently in some sort of disputed turf war location. I don’t know who sharpied our carport wall, but I don't have anything against the Southsiderz, yo.