Sunday, July 12, 2009

A fine medicine

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I've been under the weather for a few days... but surviving. Felt like treating myself today, so I went for a ride in the country. Yes...a traditional Sunday Drive, only without stopping for ice cream.

Going for a Sunday Drive is almost a lost art these days. People are so busy, and days are so planned. The thought of getting the family in the car and "Going North till we see a herd of sheep, and then West till we see goats!"..... that's just not done anymore.

Now.... there's nobody in the car but me, and the direction is determined by which path seems less traveled. Eventually.... home is around the bend, but till then.....

Perhaps South West next time.....


12 comments:

Old NFO said...

I remember those! Fondly, because my Grandpa always bought me ice cream!!! :-) drive safe!

leadchucker said...

My wife calls them "Dave Detours". They usually start with "Hey, I wonder were this road goes....."

I've found some real gems! And seen a lot of places I hadn't seen before....

Time and gas well spent!

Dan said...

My wife and I do it quite often. Get on the Harley and just ride to wherever the roads take us. Find lots of neat stuff that way.

Christina LMT said...

I used to do that a lot. Now I've got no time. *sigh*

Rev. Paul said...

It's a wonderful way to find new places and people - and occasionally, new ice cream shops.

Carteach0 said...

NFO, You understand then. :-)

Leadchucker... I do that as well. Try different roads just to see where they go.

Dan... yup. It's therapy on wheels, and exploring can find you wonderful places.

Christine... understood. There's some nice mountains West of you. I wanted to see what was there, once.

Rev... Yup. Also a nice way to find yourself at times.

crankylitprof said...

Lancaster County is just MADE for those Sunday drives. We still do them!

Crucis said...

My wife and I do that regularly. I was off last week. On Monday, we started out around noon. I had a mental list of some country gun shops that I'd like to visit.

One aspect of the drive is to travel only on 2-lane roads. I Missouri that usually means state "letter" routes like Route N to Cascade or Winsor or Bernardsville.

Off we went and discovered that Monday must be us universal day-closed for small industries across the state. Every place we went, they were closed, even the pawn shop in Clinton.

All-in-all, it was a nice drive, a lunch out, listened to Rush and then Hannity, and a drive in the country.

JK said...

When I was there a few weeks ago, I enjoyed the drive immensely. Crankylitprof is right...Lancaster is the place to be for a drive in the country. The other thing I noticed is that every yard is so very tidy. Not the twenty thousand dollar landscaper type of tidy, but the hard work and dedication tidy that shows how people take pride in their land. Well at least everything was tidy until I turned onto a certain road at the top of a hill.

williamthecoroner said...

Just don't get hit by an unlicensed horse in Amish country. I did once. Was really glad the horse was OK.

"He's just this guy, you know?" said...

Thanks William, but I am used to dodging the buggies. I've had friends who have been hit, and once a horse tried to climb in my buddies van, but aside from that.....

Everett said...

My wife and I do this every Sunday afternoon about 3pm. Only trouble is that the scenery never changes much! Seeing as we live on an Island 3 x 7 miles and have 42.8 miles of roads to travel. Even at 20mph in about an hour a complete circumnavigation has been completed! In the summer time it is a lot nicer though, the views that is , as there are uncounted young lovelies riding bikes and walking around with JUST ENOUGH cloth on to stay "legal" Sigh!! Tough staying on the darn road!!