Thanks for all the e-mails about how to vacation in Utah. I went with my girlfriend. We hiked the Zion Narrows. Great fun. You hike most of the time in the Virgin River and end up in marvelous places like “Wall Street” where the canyon narrows until the sheer walls of the cliffs are looming above you just like…Wall Street. I caught my first fish fly-fishing—a 2 ½ inch MONSTER brown trout. And we tooled around Bryce and Escalante, both breath-taking in their own way. I’m still very much not an outdoorsman, but it was the kind of vacation that can help you understand this passage from Robert Service: “Let us probe the silent places, let us seek what luck betide us; Let us journey to a lonely land I know. There’s a whisper on the night-wind, there’s a star agleam to guide us, And the Wild is calling, calling….let us go.”
Well, at least once in a while, for a couple of days….