Why I Love Hurricane

Having been raised in a small farming community in northern Utah, I have always felt most at home surrounded by open fields, the smell of freshly cut hay, and an occasional cow or sheep roaming a country road after escaping the confines of a frustrated farmer’s pasture. Although Hurricane isn’t necessarily a farming community, farms still exist, and stray cows occasionally roam the streets. I feel at home here.

My husband and I have lived in Hurricane since 2010, a move we had planned for since the subject of retirement came up. We knew southern Utah was a perfect destination for a couple of semi-oldsters with time on their hands and aching backs no longer able or willing to shovel the dreary white stuff. Moving to Hurricane was a great decision.

With Sand Hollow and Quail Creek Reservoir minutes away, we can entertain not only ourselves, but visiting guests for hours. Boating, fishing, playing in the water, or simply resting in a lawn chair on the banks provides hours of fun and relaxation. Grandpa’s Pond, the Hurricane City Splash Pad and the many well-kept city parks provide plenty of activity for our youngest visitors. The beautiful coral mountains along with the technicolor sunsets are something to behold and a photographer’s dream. Hiking, biking, and exploring the nearby dinosaur tracks and Warner Valley on an ATV makes for a great weekend – and let’s not forget the amazing golf courses, a blessing to this wife whose husband loves the sport!

There’s a million and one reasons to love Hurricane, Utah, but the main reason I love it here is the people – the friendly, honest, endearing people.  Our neighbors and newly acquired friends have made us feel welcome and accepted. Hurricane has become our little piece of Heaven.

~ Lana Hone

 

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