Do you know the poem? Many of us can quote parts of it, but we are more familiar with the concept. The subject of the poem is walking in the woods when the road he travels suddenly diverges into two roads. One is well worn and looks easy to travel, the other is strewn with leaves and unkempt grass so the reader confirms that this path may take a little longer to reach their destination. Of course, the subject of the poem takes the road less traveled, and that made all the difference in their lives.
This past year, we decided to change our travel habits. When the kids were young, we spent too much time in a hurry, meeting schedules, attending functions, etc. If activities required longer than a 30-minute drive, we would always take the highway. I can't even count the number of times I've traveled I94 from Chicago to Detroit and back. We would sometimes stop at wayside attractions to break up the trip, but it was never a new trail.
Our new habit is traveling alternative routes to explore new communities, and on our last two trips to Michigan, we discovered wineries, breweries, shops, parks and more. On this last trip, Fred was once again on a search for wings and a Bloody Mary. We were traveling A-2 in Michigan and stopped at Three Blondes Brewing in South Haven. They only carried fresh brewed beer at this stop. As a rule, we always ask a Local for recommendations and the staff at Tree Blondes came through in suggesting we stop at Silver Beach Pizza in St. Josephs. We purchased a growler of the milkshake beer and hit the road only to come upon St. Joe's just 30 minutes down the road.
Fred got his Bloody Mary ($5 on Sundays during the off season) and I enjoyed a glass of freshly brewed Pear Cider and it turns out they have an amazing gluten free pizza crust. And just like our rule of always asking a Local, we ordered something new off the menu, a Parugula Pizza topped with olive oil, mozzarella cheese and garlic topped with shaved prosciutto, arugula and Parmesan cheese.
We spent the next hour exploring the town and its beautiful beach. I had on my Reckless Resale Luxe Denim Jeans and when rolled up, they made for perfect pedal pushers for the beach. They kept me in great shape (even after wings and pizza!) never lost their comfort even after getting damp from a walk along the water.
If you're scheduling a road trip consider taking the road less traveled, it will make all the difference in the end.
Robert Frost Travel:
The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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