Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

While traveling along the highways and interstates, I often spy a small winding road trailing alongside. The road always looks smoother, cleaner, purer than the mass-produced courier of high speed travel on which I ride. As the side road and I part ways, I often long to explore the journey it holds, but the hurried pace of getting to the destination takes priority, and the promise of adventure is abandoned.

I expect that my time in a MINI will include many travels along the less traveled paths. I often take short trips to local stores late in the evening, and I imagine that those trips will be lengthened somewhat, as I search for roads to make the drive longer.

That is the essence of Motoring.