Saturday, June 14, 2008

I never thought I'd see the day

I didn't think I'd be the type, but lately I've been suffering from a small bout of homesickness brought on, I think, by having too many things to do and no one to complain about it to. Aside from the obvious answer of family and friends, I've been forced to think about what exactly it is that I'm missing about Utah. So off I go, in no particular order:

1. DI
2. the Humane Society billboard on I-15
3. streets with numbers for names
4. Target - can you believe there is not one on this entire island?
5. grocery prices
6. the University of Utah campus - most notably the smell of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Tower
7. Whole Foods
9. the library in the most unlikely spot in Sugarhouse
10. the option of taking a road trip

Oh, and I am crazy curious to know what is being built on Highland Dr/1100 E. in Sugarhouse where all the old buildings were (unfortunately) being torn down. Anyone with information on this project please send it my way.

(Update: And, I know this has nothing to do with modern day Utah, but I also miss the "Don't Waste Utah" ad campaign from the early nineties with the rough looking guy and his dog.)


Grandma Grandma said...

I have been by the construction in Sugarhouse, but can't remember what it is going to be, but I will find out. When I was in Detroit, I really missed the mountains, the sun kept coming up in the wrong place.

Grandma Grandma said...

11th east and Highland Drive-
In the beginning, was to be a Sugarhouse "Gateway" with shops and condo's, however developer did not get necessary permits, etc and it is at a complete standstill.

Caroline said...

That is unbelievably sad.

Grandma Grandma said...

Granted there is no DI but there is a Salvation Army Thrift Store, I think it is in Kahuku. I tried to look on line, but no luck, Kuhuku if on th North Shore by BYU Hawaii and the Temple.

Caroline said...

Oh there are plenty of Salvation Army and Goodwill thrift stores about - plus a Savers. Believe me, thrifting is practically the only thing I do anymore. Somehow, they just aren't the same, though. The DI is still the best gig around, in my book.

Julieshoe said...

Oh Carrie, I am so pleased DI made it first on your list. Those dear stores are ever so close to my heart as well. You truly were the only one who understood this love....oh how I miss our shopping trips together and the gaggle of giggles....