July 3, 2012 in Outside
Have you ever set out on a trip and had a picture in your mind of how it would go?
Until you were faced with a challenge…
Something that stopped you in your path, forced you to take a step back, and find another way…
…a route off the beaten path and over the tracks.
This is the photo-story of my weekend D-Tour. A simple 3 hour drive that wound up including a 20 mile dirt road detour… and I loved every Dusty, dirty mile of it!
How gorgeous are those worn gates. I’d love to snag them, along with that rustic, sprawling barn in the background.
…ANOTHER “Road Closed” sign. Are you Kidding me?! I was less than a mile from the pavement on my map. Sigh… My inner GPS kept repeating, “Recalculating… Recalculating… Recalculating…”
Pavement! Thank you Country Road 271. You served me well. Oh where will Plan
B C take me…
another 10 miles north to
Downtown Louisiana, Missouri!
What a fun little town nestled on the banks of the Mississippi. I only wish I would have had more time to dig through the cute shops lining downtown!
…just around the river bend:
Shut the front door. Not again.
Just kidding! There was road construction, but at least the road wasn’t closed. At this point, I was just laughing!
This little gem of a small-town flea market was SCREAMING my name. Someday I’ll go back!
Be still my heart.
There are few things I love more than round barns. If only…
I almost didn’t snap this picture in time. I loved it’s quirky, aged feel. I’d take it in a heartbeat!
Sometimes you just have to let go. Just breathe and enjoy the ride. You can’t change it… just go with it.
…and that’s where I find the most fun.
On a country back road. Uncovering the world, one turn at a time.
“I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost