The airplane is full of honeymooners. We are flying south from Seoul, escaping winter’s icy grip, and leaving behind the daily stresses of a city of 10 million people. The atmosphere in the cabin is joyful, infused with the optimism of dozens of recent weddings.
Less than 30 miles from Denver, the city of Boulder is tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains — and it’s beautiful. The environmentally conscious city was the first in the nation to establish a tax to acquire, manage and maintain open space. Nearly two-thirds of the Boulder Valley is protected and preserved.