I Took the One Less Traveled By

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Most people think of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” as inspirational, a call to question things, to not always take the easy path through life.  This weekend though it was our ispiration to do something a little different. We literally took the path less travel and drove from Halifax to Guysbourough on local roads that often looked something like this….

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We laughed ’til we almost cried and we wouldn’t have had it any other way!

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