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France issues U.S. travel advisories but fails to warn of Utah’s liquor laws
The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 11/19/2013 | Mark Saal

Posted on 11/19/2013 6:42:46 AM PST by Utah Binger

What's up with the French?

We're referring specifically here to a recent story by The Washington Post. In the spirit of the travel warnings the U.S. State Department issues for other countries, The Washington Post documented any number of U.S. cities to avoid. And what a list it is.

Cities the French government tells its citizens to avoid are: Boston, New York City, Washington, Baltimore and more.

Have we left anyone out?snip

Salt Lake City: Headquarters of the LDS Church, this town is lousy with Mormons -- an annoyingly friendly people. And because many of them served missions abroad, an inordinate number speak French, so watch what you say.

Provo: Think Salt Lake City, only with even MORE Mormons. And they're much more aggressive here. There have been isolated reports of French citizens waking up in a bathtub full of ice in some Utah County hotel room -- only to find that, while they've got all their internal organs, they're now required to spend three hours in church each Sunday.

Park City: French citizens should be aware that the residents of this upscale ski town have developed a reputation for being aloof and pretentious. In other words: Enjoy!

Moab: Of course, if you really do want to see clothing-optional German tourists, this is the place. Utah's red-rock country attracts more Berliners than happy hour at a beer garden.

Ogden: Arguably the most dangerous city in all of Utah -- now 57 percent more gang-friendly!

But hey, at least you won't get gored to death.

(Excerpt) Read more at standard.net ...


TOPICS: Humor; Local News; Religion; Travel
KEYWORDS: booze; mormon; utah
And they left us out as well...Southern Utah where the world comes to see America...

Great art is made here as well.

Conrad Buff 1941

1 posted on 11/19/2013 6:42:46 AM PST by Utah Binger
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The best thing about liquor in southern Utah is that we are on the Arizona border.


2 posted on 11/19/2013 6:46:18 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

Surprisingly a lot of Baptist there too. The Tanner family being the most outspoken against Mormonism.


3 posted on 11/19/2013 6:57:57 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

The Tanners are the best.


4 posted on 11/19/2013 7:05:00 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: SkyDancer

So, the question, then, is: can you take one Mormon fishing?


5 posted on 11/19/2013 7:10:21 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Utah Binger

Avoid Boston, New York City, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago huh?
That’s where all the big government leftists live, and they also have gun control probably as strict or stricter as those in France.


6 posted on 11/19/2013 7:21:19 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

You can lead a Mormon to fishing but you’d probably have to bait their hook. Or something.


7 posted on 11/19/2013 7:38:06 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Utah Binger
I fell in love with Kanab this summer. It's within a 2-3 hour drive of 5-6 national parks.

How big of an impact did Kanab make on me? I had planned on working until 70, when my youngest child turns 22, and is hopefully graduating from college.

After our two-week road trip to Las Vegas via Kanab, I've radically changed my mindset, to consider taking Social Security in 3 years (62 1/2), and supplement my retirement income doing a variety of jobs. I'll have plenty of things to do to stay active, to include potentially becoming a full-time Tea Party volunteer.

The thought of a quarterly road trip to visit my sister in Reno, with a few days in Kanab is very appealing to me. Depending on the time of year, I could see 2-3 days of hiking in Zion NP, or canyoneering nearby.

I know, it sounds selfish, perhaps my attitude will change (again).

Allow me a shout-out to the historic Parry Lodge in Kanab. The place is kept in immaculate condition, and my son loved the free movies in the old barn.

8 posted on 11/19/2013 7:44:55 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: SkyDancer

Mormons are the least of the United States’ “worries”.


9 posted on 11/19/2013 7:44:55 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Have to agree with that — and I’m a Baptist.


10 posted on 11/19/2013 7:48:04 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: hal ogen

True - was just answering the part about Utah.


11 posted on 11/19/2013 7:49:44 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Utah Binger
I had my first O'Douls near beer in Panguitch....not bad at all - in fact good enough to where I gave up the real thing.

...and the point about Moab/Germans is spot on; wifey and I stopped for a burger and there was a busload of Teutons filling up the place.

12 posted on 11/19/2013 7:53:02 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Night Hides Not

http://parrylodge.com/


13 posted on 11/19/2013 7:55:07 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Night Hides Not

We are in Mount Carmel, just 17 miles from Kanab.
We founded the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts for the preservation of the Maynard Dixon property.

Check it out: http://www.thunderbirdfoundation.org


14 posted on 11/19/2013 8:03:30 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

I went skiing with a group years ago at Park City.

Liquor laws were such that to have a drink with your meal, you had to go down to the basement of the restaurant & buy miniatures in a “liquor store”. The restaurant waitress would provide the mixer of your choice, but could not pore the liquor. Forget a frozen drink or anything that required proper mixing.

On the slopes & on the lifts, you could hear clinking everywhere, as many skiers had a pocket full of miniatures.


15 posted on 11/19/2013 8:04:20 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: ErnBatavia
and the point about Moab/Germans is spot on; wifey and I stopped for a burger and there was a busload of Teutons filling up the place.

There were a few Germans staying at Parry Lodge during our visit. I saw a man at breakfast wearing a "Sons of Anarchy" t-shirt, and said a few words to him, as I'm a fan of the show.

His quizzical look stumped me, until his wife spoke to me, and I realized they were German. I still remembered enough German from my days in the Army, so we were able to exchange pleasantries.

16 posted on 11/19/2013 8:07:24 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Mister Da

Yes, the liquor laws leave a bit to be desired.
Things are slowly changing for the better.

If you come for a visit in southern Utah, I keep a few things on hand for medical purposes.


17 posted on 11/19/2013 8:10:55 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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Park City: French citizens should be aware that the residents of this upscale ski town have developed a reputation for being aloof and pretentious.

Aren't most of the upper crust of Park City only a generation or two removed from Europe?

We've vacationed for two different years there during the off-season-- first class accommodations at budget prices. Most of the people seemed friendly and helpful. A lot of them had European accents. Maybe it was just an off season thing.

18 posted on 11/19/2013 9:05:03 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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I doubt that to be the case. They do have lots of young people that come there for jobs from all over the world.Park City is an old mining town.

Lots of great pretenders though. LOL


19 posted on 11/19/2013 9:10:04 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: SkyDancer

If you take two Mormons fishing, fine. If you take only one Mormon, he’ll drink all your beer.

;^)


20 posted on 11/19/2013 9:29:45 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

ROFLMAO! Should have figured that one out.


21 posted on 11/19/2013 10:07:31 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Utah Binger

Sign in Idaho.....

Eat Drink and be merry, tomorrow it’s Utah.

I love Utah, especially Bluff


22 posted on 11/19/2013 10:19:14 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert

View from where I am sitting right now.

23 posted on 11/19/2013 10:28:04 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

I can’t tell exactly where that is but it might include the site of the Anasazi Great House ruin.

The last time I was there I wanted to visit it again but didn’t remember exactly how to get there. I asked several people, residents, and they didn’t know what I was talking about.


24 posted on 11/19/2013 1:06:21 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert
That is Sugar Knoll in Mount Carmel. The Anasazi did indeed live here, however they lived and hunted on top of that plateau. Here in the valley where we live there are countless artifacts all over the property. After the rain pottery chards and arrow heads wash up to the tops in their camping areas.
25 posted on 11/19/2013 1:16:25 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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