Being married to James I have come to have an appreciation for meadows and plains. The contrasts between the plains and the mountains is majestic. I find the vastness a little overwhelming, he finds them exhilarating. I suspect that there is a solid bit of pioneer in him.
Budgets being what they are, here's hoping that wide open spaces remain as undeveloped as possible. Perhaps children like Lili and Cheli, ages 6 and 2, have a bit of pioneer about their soul and will be refreshed by open spaces in their future.