1) Joyfulness is contagious. People there radiate happiness. I found my already outgoing demeanor being further uplifted by the positive vibes that people here so naturally gave off. I had sort of forgotten how nice people are capable of being, and how cut-throat we (as a society, myself included) have become.
2) The air there is so dry. Drank. So. Much. Water.
3) Mountains are to the east. (In case you get lost... not that I did... ;) )
4) Mormons have their 'ish together. While I don't believe in their faith, I feel like they have the strongest sense of community and family out of all of religions. They have each other's backs, and take care of their people - and others. They essentially have their own functioning government. Literally, if the White House were to disappear, they'd be fine. If food supply was cut off, they'd probably have enough food stored to stay alive for a lonnng time. They can also function without caffeine (what?!). Basically, if the world is ending, find the nearest Mormon.
5) Good hair days, erryday! (No humidity!)
6) Holidays are more fun when people really get into them. Christmas lights, ice sculpters, reindeer - the spirit of Christmas was infiltrated in Salt Lake City, and the areas nearby. You can't help but feel lighthearted around that kind of enthusiasm.
7) Mormons can party. Sure, they might be sober, but they are just as crazy... in fact, one might argue they are more crazy because they don't need to use booze as a clutch or an excuse to be completely nuts (in a good way).
8) The best fried pickles are located at Whiskey Street. Go there.