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Rocky Mountain High

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It seems like the whole state of Utah’s on fire this week, and even though my house really isn’t all that close to any of the action, we’re sure inhaling the smoke right along with everybody else.
I forget just exactly how gorgeous it is here on the Wasatch Front until things happen to make me appreciate it. Thursday night as I was leaving Broadcast House, I couldn’t see the mountains – regardless of direction – from downtown. So when they reappeared Friday, even if under the condition of a bit of haze, I have to say I was relieved.
I think I’ve come to think of them as “my” mountains. When I’m talking to family members on the other side of the country, outdoors activities are my main selling point in talking them to come out for a visit.
I guess John Denver had it right. It really is kind of a Rocky Mountain High. I could be having the worst day ever, but I look out the window and see the moon coming up from behind the hills and I know it’s not so bad.


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