Southeastern Utah, especially Moab, is full of converts, and not so much in a religious sense. These are people formerly from suburbs or cities who came here long ago for vacation and never truly left. They may have spent just a few days surrounded by the vast desert and the clean, welcoming rivers, but in that short time, the land became a part of them. Moab has a certain kind of magic to it, as anyone who has ever visited will tell you, and many stay for the empty beauty of the region.
Although the towns tend to be visually simple in this part of the state, the beauty that surrounds them is awe-inspiring. You can hear about the canyons, arches, and natural bridges, but no words come close to their enormous presence.