Today I campaigned at the Hurricane Valley Rotary. Tomorrow, I’ll be visiting the Cedar City Rotary. This evening, I took a trip up to Zion National Park.
Zion holds a special place in my heart. It was a frequent destination for my family when I was young. The last time I was here was two years ago when my younger sister got married near the park. This time, it was dusted with an unusual March snow that was utterly breath-taking and mostly devoid of other people. I walked the trail to the “Three Patriarchs”, gazed at the “Great White Throne” and watched an otherwise dry waterfall at the “Temple of Sinewava”. I have been fortunate to have travelled to many destinations all over the world, but Zion remains at the top of my list.
Some people have asked me why I should bother to run as a Democrat in Utah. Why not move to a state that presents better opportunities for Democrats? Like say, Pennsylvania?
If home is where your heart is, my heart is in Utah. This state is an enigma to outsiders and a well-kept secret to insiders. As I come up to a year of campaigning throughout this state, I have had many days like today that confirm my deep love for Utah. This is my home.