Sunday, June 15, 2014

Back Road Adventures...

 Friday, we took a road trip to Nashville to move Zach home from college. There was rain on and off on our travels, but it held off while we loaded up.
 Lake Nick a Jack is always a pretty scene.
 The trailer was loaded up in no time, we grabbed a quick lunch and headed back home. We hauled the trailer and Zach and Shek followed behind in his car. On our way back home the traffic came to a screeching halt, and Karl's Waze app said take the next exit to get around the traffic. 
So we did. The detour said it would take about 5 miles. We were soon on the back roads....those switch back roads. The scenery was awesome. It was a nice detour.  
 In our distraction to follow the detour, I was taking photos, with Karlie's phone because mine had died; we totally missed the text from Shek that said he needed a bathroom break....
 Finally, we realized he needed a rest stop, in the middle of no we started to look, the traffic was getting thick on the backroads as well. We thought we found  a wooded area, only to realize after we stopped, that it was a wooded drive way and THERE was a big dog coming to greet us. SO back on the way we went. Just around the bend in the  road was a small town and a gas station. The DOT was directing traffic there and told us that there had been a wreck on the interstate some three hours before, involving 3 tractor trailers. The road workers were pulled from road work to direct traffic. 
I was thankful for the diversion, and the fact that the app had us turn off for a scenic tour and we were not stuck on the road with no way out. 
 Our detour lead us to the base of Nick a Jack lake. We saw it up close and it was lovely. I especially loved this little white church nestled at the foot of this mountain by the lake, very picturesque.

 Seeing the lake made us all miss our boat that much more, and the fish were jumping and in some areas we smelled fish. 
 I've been reading Ann Voscamp's 1000 gifts, the message is  to be thankful in all things. I am thankful, for the scenic detour. It has always been there, but has been tucked away from our regular interstate route.
 Happy travelers. At one time, she woke up from a nap and said she wanted to take some more naps. 
 Friday was a long traveling day....
 We arrived back to the ATL at 730 we thought rush hour would have been over....but the roads were thick with traffic...and the HOV land was practically at a standstill..
Soon we rolled on through the big city and were stopped at the redlight at our exit...
the next adventure 

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