The city on the run

July 11, 2012 12:46 pm

After a short, though sufficient, night, I got up at 6 in the morning to see the city before the meeting was to start.

Salt Lake City – taking its name from the Great Salt Lake, is often called just “Lake City” or  SLC – has almost 200 inhabitants and is the capital of Utah. It was founded in 1847 by the Mormones, the members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who are still the majority of the Utah population.

I combined the sight-seeing with the so-called running trip, because then the sight-seeing goes faster.

SLC has broad streets and one-storey housing. Only hotels and very few buildings stand out as taller structires over the rest of the development. The most impressive part of the city is linked with the Mormones and their Temple, the building of which took 40 years.

Running up-hill (SLC is on the altitude of 1200m AMSL), I reached the Utah State Capitol Hall – the residence of the Governor of Utah – which resembles the White House. Due to early hour I resolved not to drop by for a cup of tea. 😉

On the way I met a lot of runners. I ran together with one of them to see one more beautiful running trail along a stream. It was a really hard workout, but it was worth it.

See you tomorrow,

Fr. Jay

Salt Lake City, 10.07.2012,18:20 US Mountain Daylight Time

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