Saturday, May 29, 2010

Monster Trucks All Around

I’m still not used to the size of American cars again. When coming into the Salt Lake City airport that night, even though I had rented an economy car, all they had was SUVs so I ended up with an Explorer. I hated driving it (except for the satellite radio) because it was so huge. Explorers used to be big vehicles but I realized how time has changed when I pulled up in front of this truck.

One of A’s first observations about SLC was how wide the roads are here. I read online somewhere that the roads in downtown SLC are particularly wide because Brigham Young wanted them wide enough for a covered wagon to turn around in (source an LDS website).  Another tourist website stated this same claim but added that he wanted this so that drivers wouldn't resort to profanity.

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