10 October 2007

The Road Less Traveled

I have been rather restless the last couple of weeks. I have had a lot to do at work and my personal life has been busy, too. Because of it my house has suffered and when my home is in disorder, it affects me.

Last week I needed to go to Columbia to meet Ashley so we could design the wedding cake. I decided to take a new route to Columbia and boy, am I glad I did.

The highway was curvy and hilly. I love the feeling when you are really driving your car, not just mindlessly hurling yourself down an interstate at 80 MPH. I saw lovely farms, and hills of trees just beginning to turn.

This little adventure sparked another one on Monday. I took the same route to Columbia but turned off the "main" road to a smaller road that leads you a little closer to Columbia (less interstate driving). It was wonderful. More trees, but even more fun was the victorian houses I passed a long the way. Lots of pumpkins, mums, scarecrows and hay bales all over. It was serene and lovely.

So, that prompted me to take a different way to work this morning. Instead of the usual highway I took a different one. It took me through a small town known for its pumpkins. On both sides of the highway all I could see for miles were pumpkins in the field. Can you imagine how awe inspiring that was? My only regret: no time to take pictures. Its just a picture I'll hold in my memory.

Take the road less traveled. Broaden your life, put yourself in places you have never been before, even if it is just a different street than normal. I did, and it made all the difference.


  1. It absolutely does indeed make a difference Terri....coming from one who tries to take the road less traveled.

    Now you have me curious..I will be on the hunt for the place known for pumpkins. We love those two lane roads. J and I prefer those, over interstate whenever possible!

    Great post!

  2. I love this post Terri. I love to just take off down a road I do not often use. There is always something new and sweet to see. I did that last week when I ventured into the town of Lebanon. I think I will do it again this week...life is too short NOT to take the road less traveled!

    Thank you for reminding us.


  3. What a thoughtful post! Seriously, I don't think that I would have thought to do that until just recently. On our trip to Franklin this past weekend we didn't take the highway either. We drove thru all of the small towns and really enjoyed ourselves. You are so right and I'm glad that you got to experience a nice change of scenery!


  4. Terri! I love your post! It really spoke to me...I have been having alot go on with me and my job (they are just plain mean, had to get the union on them). And I go back to work after 6 days off...and I think I will take a different way to work! Love ya!

  5. William very seldom takes the interstates. He will call me and tell me about the beautiful things he is seeing and will even stop sometimes at thriftshops or places he thinks I will like. He will describe things to see if I want them. I need to get out more. LOL

  6. I love to venture off the main roads every once in awhile. Thanks for the reminder to do it more often.

  7. I would much rather travel down side roads than the big highways any day...what a shame you didn't take pictures, everything sounded like it was so beautiful:-) xox

  8. You are so right! We need to do this as often as possible, especially this time of the year. Sure wish you had taken photos though of the pumpkins.


  9. Thanks for the reminder to take the road less traveled! This is a beautiful time of year to tour the country side and take in the beauty of all the wonderful fall colors :o)Now if I can just remember to take my camera along?!?!?

    PS. I have chosen you for an award!!!!

  10. So nice you took that road instead. Very sweet post about your hubby.

  11. What a fantastic post!
    Is that the Pierpont exit that you're talking about?


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