When I moved away from Boulder, Colorado some years ago, I learned about Chief Niwot's curse (he was a native American leader in the Boulder area back in the day). As told to me, it was that anyone who left Boulder would always want to return. Actually, it is a little more complex than that. He said that Boulder is so beautiful that people will always want to live there and in doing so, they will ultimately be the undoing of that very beauty. It's more of a paradox really. I can say that I really enjoyed living in Boulder and certainly miss its beauty from time to time.