Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Road Less Travelled

We logged a lot of miles (kilometers too!) on our recent road trip. Sometimes we put on many more miles than we would have needed to, simply because we took the road less travelled.


Everything along the freeway is so predictable…the sights along the scenic routes are much more interesting!


We travelled one full day along scenic highway 93 in Nevada. For the most part, we shared the road with a few highway trucks. It was the sights along the way, that were most interesting.

We spent the night at a little place called Ely...which was definitely a step back in time! Here's a few of the sights we captured in this old mining town.

These pumps were still being used...believe it or not!

This luggage cart was parked at the railway station...but it looks like it had been there awhile!

There were passengers boarding the train while we were there, however.

Then there was historic highway 66 east of Oatman, Arizona. It is not recommended for recreational vehicles, but we took the chance and it was so worth it! It was winding and desolate and for a few hours we rarely saw another human being. There were hairpin turns and switchbacks…it was bumpy and had steep drop-offs (and no shoulders!).


So why did we take the time and effort to travel this forsaken highway? The delights and wonders of God’s creation that we saw along that old historic road, would have escaped us had we taken the main highways.


I was reminded of God’s word’s in Matthew 7: 13 & 14 "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, but many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few will find it."

Spiritually speaking, there is a road less travelled also. It is for those who receive Christ and walk with Him daily. At times, this road will be difficult, as we face hardships, bumps and pain...but we never travel it alone. Jesus is our GPS…our Navigator. Seek out the ‘road less travelled’…the rewards are awesome!

We all have a choice...choose the road less travelled!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Judy,
    I snuck over here from Lovella's. This is a wonderful post. I loved the photos that you got on the road less travelled! blessings..

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  2. Judy, what a powerful message. So well put together with your pictures. The photo of you and Elmer is just wonderful.
    Enjoy your family today, I'm just sure you will.

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  3. That was a wonderful post. You and your beloved look very happy for having chosen the way less traveled. That highway with the hairpin turns...I've been on that one and would not want to have done it in a motor home! Brave people you folks are!!

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