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The Road Taken

Show us something that surprised or delighted you on “the road taken.”

Photo by Krista

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I was born and raised on the Canadian prairie, a place where the land is flat and the horizon is long, a place where you can see the approaching weather far in advance. All my life, I’ve lived in a place where blue sky touches the snow in winter and the plains of grass in the summer. This is probably why I’m fascinated with mountains.

I had the chance to spend a week in Whistler, British Columbia, last fall. We enjoyed warm sunshine and soft rain. One early morning, a friend and I took a walk before breakfast, meandering on a gorgeous forest trail amid huge coniferous trees. As we rounded a gentle curve, I was stunned to see the mountain rise up to the clouds before us. I had to halt the conversation to record the mountain in all its majesty. It was a wonderful surprise I won’t forget.

Photo by Krista

Photo by Krista

For this week’s challenge, show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.” It could be a heritage building in your city or town as seen from a new-to-you angle, a yummy meal on a road trip detour, or the penny you found on a casual stroll. (I still love to find pennies — always a small thrill!) This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”

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