Salty Mormons

Today we departed San Francisco for Salt Lake City, Utah.  We are traveling “staff travel” (standby) during this trip so it was nice to turn up to SFO and be checked straight in and get on the flight – go United!!

Checking in through the Customs (TSA) is quite interesting if you are a “secondary” ie. non-US citizen.  You are well and truly “blown away”. Yep, only in America.  We had shoes removed, shots of air blown at us in a little cubicle and every item in our carry on luggage swiped and checked in a very interesting little machine.  Everything short of a gloved finger strategically inserted into your body!!  Given

Anyway, the flight to the Mormon mecca was uneventful albeit a bit bumpy on descent into SLC.

The Great Salt Lake is something to see from the air – as is the mountain range to the East (where the 2002 winter olympics were held).  another school shooting in the US today I think that they should be more worried about their own people – not the visitors!

Not a great deal of snow on the mountains.  Indeed SLC is quite warm considering it is October.

A short ride in from the airport with some friendly Aussies made us feel right at “home”.  The trip to the Radisson in downtown SLC was rather quick and quite cheap compared to the SFO trip.

After check-in we went for a short walk to the local mall and had a look around before taking in some dinner.  We didn’t get lunch on the plane so it was nice to have a bite to eat (seems like that is all you do in the US).

After dinner we returned to the Radisson and collapsed into our comfy bed and prepared ourselves for the next three days of Agel conferencing!!Not much to report for Day 4 of the trip to the US.

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