Monday, May 26, 2008

Gratitude Monday – Roads Go Somewhere

Buck Lake might better be called Duck Lake.



We went for a drive yesterday to check out some local lakes. It was my husband’s birthday and it was something new to do. We wound up taking a few gravel roads in the rain. It made for adventure and a muddy car, but it’s a great way to see birds and the land.

The best thing is in this province if you take a back road you will get somewhere. Unless it’s marked “Dead End” or "No Exit” it’ll take you to another road.

You will get back to a highway and you will find your way home and for that I am grateful.

14 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKE!!

So, when you say you are grateful for gravel roads that eventually lead to other roads, are you telling us you 'almost' got lost? :) Because if that's the case, then I'm grateful that you didn't!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, df Bag Lady. I'm saying I'm grateful that Alberta roads lead to other roads unless otherwise posted.

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, okay. If it was me, I'd be saying I'm grateful they lead to other roads because otherwise I'd be lost....

Thomma Lyn said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! :)

And I love gravel roads. Exploring them is so much fun! And I love that roads usually lead to other roads. And sometimes you discover some really neat things -- like one time I discovered an old town in Missouri, population fifty. Elderly men were sitting in front of an old general store and when I drove in, they looked at me like I was from Mars. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

I'll pass along the birthday wishes, TL. Your adventure in Missourui sounds wonderful.

Reb said...

Happy Birthday Mike!

I love gravel roads too, they can lead all sorts of places. Brother & I drove along the top of a ridge in AZ following a gravel road, wonderful views.

Leah J. Utas said...

Reb I'll pass along your birthday wishes.
Gravel roads lead to adventure.

P.S. to TL - I can spell Missouri. Really.

Hilary said...

Happy birthday to Mike.

I'm with Baggie.. I'd be lost too. Maybe my road will lead to her road and you can find us both.

the Bag Lady said...

Hil - can't think of anyone I'd have more fun being lost with.... :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Hilary,
I'll make sure I find you once you and Bag Lady are all adventured-out.

I've passed along the birthday wishes and Mike is tickled and says thanks.

Reb said...

I don't get lost, I call it Zen driving. I eventually get where I was meaning to go.

Leah J. Utas said...

Good one, Reb. I think we all eventually get where we are meant to go.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Having wandered down more than a few back roads that did NOT go anywhere, I would be grateful for that too! What a great enticement to adventure.

And hope Mike had a great birthday!

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Crabby,
We've had that happen, too. We've been places where roads ended abruptly and without warning.