The next day, we hiked to Lemei Rock. The trail led past the jagged summit to a viewpoint high above
Exactly at the same time, Mike replied “bourbon” and I replied “fire.”
Neither of us heard each other, but the man on the horse laughed at our response, and said, “Sure goes good in this high country, doesn’t it.”
And the funny thing is that both of us thought his comment was completely appropriate and directed at our own individual response, and our conversation went on as if nothing odd had happened. It wasn’t until after they rode away that Mike and I realized what had happened – but the phrase struck both of us as completely and utterly perfect:
“Sure goes good in this high country, doesn’t it.”
It sure does.