Today’s guest post comes from Barbara in Robbinsdale.
One of the reasons I like to travel – especially when it’s “over the surface” of the country by car or train, is that I always come home with a slightly different perspective on my life.
Being in touch with all that space just gives one pause, and last month’s road trip to Utah is no exception. The highway (I-70) that we drove through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains was lined with aspens that look like yellow flames in the dark evergreen forests.
In southern Utah, one canyon made you think you’re in a cathedral, and the second must have been dropped there from another planet.
We noticed all kinds of little differences between there and home – names like Grizzly Creek and Hanging Lake; towns called Eagle, Leadville, Rifle, Yellowcat. Road signs warned of “Falling Rocks” or “Avalanche Area”.
And sure enough, several times along Utah’s scenic Highway 12, we slowed for small groups of cattle grazing in the ditch.
My favorite road sign, “View Point Ahead”, echoed my mood.
I am prepared to come home from any journey with a change in point of view – I look forward to it. This time I’ve arrived with shifted priorities, ready to explore what I can and cannot do with my life.
When have you known a change was coming?