“…I could feel my eyes welling up just as I was overwhelmed with the beauty that lay before me…”

Now this next one: the question is have I ever had a magical experience with nature. Yeah, so many. Almost just too many to share. I — I can get emotional pretty quickly under the right set of circumstances in nature, and it’s all sorts of different types of interactions with nature. I’ve become emotional by driving through nature, and I’ve certainly become emotional while in the midst of nature. The very first thing that came to my mind was my very first trip to the Rocky Mountains, and my introductions to the Rocky Mountains. I don’t think I saw them until I was twenty-nine or thirty years old, was through Glacier National Park in Northern Montana, and I was very unfamiliar with Glacier, which is crazy to think about in hindsight.But I had heard of a road called the Going-to-the-Sun Road that was supposed to be this magnificent drive through the Rocky Mountains and so that was my — that’s what we did. We drove through the Going-to-the-Sun Road, our first time through, and I remember every single turn on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which literally hugs these mountains, and as you climb in elevation. Every single turn I could feel, like, my throat catch. Like I’d lose my breath, just — the shocking views before me, like I would — I think I always thought “take my breath away” was just a saying that was not meant to be literal, but that day I found out, like yeah, it can hundred percent be literal, because every single blind turn I took, I’ll reveal something that was even more magnificent than what I saw a moment earlier.And I remember I was wearing aviator sunglasses, and my girlfriend was with me and I was kind of self-conscious or embarrassed that I was tearing up just like every couple of turns I could feel my eyes welling up just as I was overwhelmed with the beauty that lay before me, it was magnificent.

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