So I haven't updated in a while, but I have been SO busy! TUrns out I WAS transferred up here to Salt Lake City. This is my second week up here, and we're still digging digging digging. Our site is just immediately west of the SLC Airport. And it turns out, our dead end road is also both a popular street racing road AND a high traffic area for prostitution (as explained to us by the Airport Police who cam to find out what we were doing). Apparently the Control Tower of the airport as a camera aimed at us... Just A LITTLE creepy. All of us are wondering how many times we've mooned the cameras in search of our perfect potty place. haha
Up until the end of Friday, I was a recorded for the in-field lab analysis and the cartography team (as we like to call ourselves). Then my next assignment was to dig a 1x1m unit by myself. Which wouldn't have been a terrible undertaking except that almost my entire pit was gravel embedded in hard packed dried mud. NOT FUN. But I finished the square early Monday morning. Next I was assigned to dig a 1x2m unit. My objective: to take the square a little more than 2m down. The is going to be one BIG HOLE! But it's a good thing I have all week to dig it!
The great thing about being in SLC is mostly just having civilization around us, and having options for food and entertainment. We went to Park City and rode the Zipline, the Coaster, and the Alpine Slide. We've been to Temple Square and the Gateway Mall. I've eaten at the Cheescake Factory, Tucanos, Red Iguana, Happy Sumo (where I ate Sushi for the first time!), California Pizza Kitchen, and Jonny Carinos. I was also able to attend the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House with Erika and John who came up to visit me. I've been shopping at the Gateway, Walmart, and Albertsons. I'm spent some time with friends and family in Provo. I have cell phone service ALL THE TIME! Basically what I'm trying to say is that I L-O-V-E civilization, and particularly SLC. It's such a nice change of pace from Delta!