Letter: Why it’s great to live in Vail and Aspen
I thank the Aspen-based author, Allyn Harvey, for the kind words about Vail. In return, I want to say that Aspen, like every other ski town in Colorado, is high on my list of great places. I would be highly suspicious of those who say otherwise.
It wasn’t mentioned, but I hope Allyn noticed Vail’s most outstanding quality, the people. Kindness and happiness is the rule here, rather than the exception, strikingly so to a former East Coaster. Example: Observe the chaos of newbies trying to navigate our roundabouts; the absence of honking horns and middle fingers is a tribute to the locals and starkly different than the experience of city dwellers.
In closing, though I don’t know a single resident of Aspen, living in such similar circumstances, I hope that they are as kind, grateful and happy as we are here.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.