When I traveled to Nebraska for a marathon last year, I really wasn’t expecting much scenery. However, I was intrigued by the name of the race, Bohemian Alps. I didn’t think of Nebraska as hilly, let alone mountainous.
The race director explained that many of the people who settled in that part of Nebraska were from a region in Czechoslovakia, also known as Bohemia. And while there were no mountains, it was certainly rolling with one hill after another. And quite scenic. He had lived there many years, and it was clear that he had a strong fondness for the area and the course.
It is said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.“ I think it should be said “if you want to see beauty, open your eyes.“