I have only driven through Zions. Hiking it would be fun though.
I lived there till I was 3 then moved to Utah. We were over in the Denver Suburbs though.
My neck of the woods is getting overrun too. Lots of tech industries are moving in and causing rent and real estate to sky rocket.
FFVII is solid. one of the first I played and probably what got me into JRPG's as a whole. Definitely worth a try. That or FFIX.>>8519111
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