Life is full of unexpected detours as I’m sure you know. Last week my 15 month old son was enjoying a fine vintage of a contagious virus that required a parents full attention to keep him from infecting other kids. I’ll give you one guess who won the lottery for that privilege. While we avoided having to wearing a hazardous material suits in public, we did get to go on some walks in our hilly neighborhood that allowed us to see some amazing views of San Francisco versus hanging out at the playground. It was a great reminder that every once in a while you need to take a detour.
Last month the detour I took was on the Road to the Sun in Glacier National Park. (Double win for repetition of detour and play on words son/sun). The Road to the Sun is an amazing engineering marvel. The two lane road is only open a few months of the year and it affords visitors amazing views of Montana’s rugged Rocky Mountains. There aren’t many turnouts, but I decided to seek one out versus get caught up rushing from point A to B. Taking the detour, even if just to a turnout, was the best move of the trip. It really allowed me to savor the view not to mention the smell and feel of the brisk mountain air. If you’re not taking detours I’d recommend taking a few. They’re great for slowing down and getting in touch with the land and yourself.
On a side topic I should also note that I’m blown away by a spike in interest in my blog over the past few months. If you’ve recently subscribed to my blog I wanted to thank you. Feel free to comment and ask questions. I really enjoy interacting with fans here on my blog.
[tags]photography, landscape, nature, Glacier National Park, Road to the Sun, stock photo[/tags]