The Best Routes Are The Reroutes

During my recent drive from Wyoming to move to Washington I unexpectedly found myself on a back road on the last day of my travels. It had already been a tiring drive with road closures and strong winds. With only a few hours left I was stopped in a small town along I-84 because the interstate had been shut down due to flooding (what were the chances!). 

Determined, I found a back road that would only add a couple hours. I didn’t know anything about the drive; I just knew it would take me to my destination. Feeling somewhat frustrated and rushed, I hopped back on the road and made my way onto a scenic bypass that took me through rural Oregon. 

Just after driving out of town, the road climbed into beautiful mountain scenery. Tall pine trees sprinkled with light snow lined the highway and periodically opened up to views of open country and distant mountains. I passed through small towns where, just on the outskirts, farmers were beginning to till the land. Alongside them, cows roamed freely and horses reached their long necks into piles of hay.

Without a doubt, it was the most bea