I should state right up front, I'm a Texan by birth. I love Colorado, I've lived here for nearly thirty years. I don't ski, but I love the mountains. This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, but I also have an attachment to Texas. There is a certain something about Texas. If you'd like to explore the subject further, I'd be happy to. But I imagine I'm beginning bore or annoy some of the Colorado natives, and I never like to make the natives restless.
I love road trips through diverse landscapes. All the windows open, soaking in the sun, and letting the music wash over me. Colorado is great for back country roads that may not actually go any where. Texas is great for two lane highways with lots of small towns scattered along them. Utah has the most amazing vistas I've ever seen. I look out over Canyon lands NP and imagine outlaws hold up in the twists and turns, smoke rising from camp fires in box canyons. It's just amazing to me that people on horse back were able to find their way around in there. That a small group of young men could drive a herd of cattle from south Texas all the way to Denver, just to turn around and do it again next season. I'm a tremendous fan of history. Particularly the old west circa 1840 -1890.