Good morning, Dan Wells writing. I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits.
My blog today is about a road well-traveled. My random idea for today’s post came as we all continue to dream about… summer, sunshine and vacation!
Every year towards the end of July my family and I drive back to the Queen City from a week in North Carolina via Ohio -State Route 32.
On its long, empty stretches, the Appalachian Highway or OH 32 gives drivers green vistas of southern Ohio's rolling hills (from my perspective a blissfully gorgeous and tranquil afternoon drive.)
The 170-mile road runs from Cincinnati's eastern suburbs to southeastern Ohio. We always use it to come home “the back way” from the beach.
For my family, the trip home is always a flawless ride in every respect. On this particular day we’d just rolled into Ohio after a run of a few hundred miles through the heart of the Mountain State, Virginia and North Carolina.
My girls were entertained, my wife sleeping, and I was pretty relaxed after a week full of sun and sand.
I’ve always enjoyed Ohio’s roads, but this day was the sweetest in recent memory. I found this stretch of road along our 12 hour journey clean, deserted, and I soaked it in. Actually I’m trying to soak it in now as I get ready to report on the latest batch of snow coming our way.
Anyway, my point in this blog is to not brag about a vacation or my experience on the open road but rather to encourage you to literally enjoy the ride, wherever that might take you. I also hope I’ve reminded you that there is a light at the end of this winter tunnel.
So, as I look forward, my advice to all of you is to slow down, look around "the road well-traveled" may just surprise you with all it gives back.