Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Provo vs. Rexburg

Now that I have recently relocated to Provo I have been making a lot of comparisons between "Happy Valley" and dear old Rexburg, ID. I spent a wonderful 3 years in Rexburg and most definitely holds a special place in my heart. As I have been here in Provo I have noticed a LOT of differences between Rexburg and Provo. For instance...
  • There happens to be more than 3 restaurants here in Provo and two shopping malls less than 15 minutes away from where I live. This is a JOY to my heart!
  • When entering Provo you feel as though you are entering a booming least in comparison to Rexburg which when you enter you wonder if you got off at the right exit.
  • I have throughly enjoyed the fact that my hair isn't blown all over the place the moment I step outside my door, making it much easier to have the motivation to actually "do" my hair in the morning.
  • One thing that I never dealt with in Rexburg was traffic. I find myself getting very frustrated here in Provo because it takes me 15 minutes to drive one mile!
  • I very much miss walking into Broluims and seeing at least 5 people I know from school and of course recognizing almost all the employees. These are the joys of living in a small town. I felt so unwelcome and unfamiliar on my first trip to Macey's here in Provo.
  • Lastly there is a much more homey feel to Rexburg. Yes at first you feel as though you are out in the middle of nowhere and you almost feel as though you are on an island (especially in the winter when your life is threatened everytime you try to drive anywhere) but then all the sudden you start to miss the place when you are away and it is all down hill from there.

As you can see there are a lot of pros and cons to both places. I dearly loved my time in Rexburg and I am so glad I was able to spend so much time there. I will always love going back there and seeing how it has grown and at the same time how it has stayed exactly the same. I also am enjoying the change to a little different city and learning all it has to offer. I think for now I will just keep focusing on the fact that soon enough Provo will also hold a special place in my heart.

One side note: I LOVE the fact that I can be home in 1 hour instead of 3. I am much happier when I get home and I don't have to spend as much on gas, and that is ALWAYS a good thing.


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wait im pretty sure rexburg still is the middle of nowhere marisa. and to add to your list, lets put Logan Utah in there.
Logan - lots of stores and restaurants very close. 2 minutes from the mountains, 1 hour from bear lake, yet next to the mall and downtown. Plus old main hill, perfect for iceblocking, just becareful of the trees and roots in the ground. And of course, the best part, is the Aggie A where 2 lucky people can gain the honor of being called, "True Aggies" lol, just consider that in the mix of provo vs rexburg vs LOGAN! :D