The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. While that may be true, it isn’t necessarily the most enjoyable. Also, outside of the 401, Yonge Street and downtown Toronto, not really applicable for the roads in Ontario. The roads themselves are straight, but you generally have to make a bunch of turns to get where you want to go.
Today, I decided to make more turns than were necessary. I don’t know if it was because I recently watched the movie version of On the Road, or if I am just tired of the roads I travel. Either way, I chose to make a few more turns, go through a few small towns and glimpse a different perspective on the journey.
It seemed like a good thing to do. The sights were unfamiliar but not too unfamiliar. There were different gas stations scattered among the typical chain stores. There were different yards with different cars. There were different fences, from white picket to gnarly wood to dull mostly brown boards, with only a handful askew. With different bends in the roads came unfamiliar speed traps (thank you fellow drivers). With hard to read road signs, the open road beckoned.
Today is a day worth noting here at the blog. I have had the same number of page views as I had all of last year. I guess that means the blog is growing. I like that.