I was in a long distance relationship a few years ago with a woman who lived in Salt Lake City. I met her on MySpace and I was immediately intrigued by her. When she told me that she lived so far away from me I was hesitant, but I decided that she was worth giving it a shot.
Before I was in touch with her, I figured there was nothing in that city but Mormons and people who walk around acting like Doomsday is right around the corner. Once I started getting to know her, she gave me the idea that this was actually a place where you could live a pretty exciting life. At that point, I felt comfortable enough that I decided I would visit her so I could see the place for myself.
The moment I reached the area, I knew that I had it all wrong. The downtown area was really lively and I did not see anyone walking around looking like they just got off of the Mayflower. The same night I got there, she took me out to have sushi, and I can honestly say that it was some of the best I ever had. Who would have thought Utah had the best rolls ever?
We ended up breaking up about a year after my initial visit there. We are still on speaking terms, but I have not been back to her city. If things continue on a positive note, I may actually go back to visit. It seems like the city had a lot to offer and I did not have ample time to explore. I guess this is definitely one of those cases of not judging a book by its cover. You can really miss out by doing that.