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Two Lane Highways

M to N to P to gravel*

That is my route to my friend's home where I grew up.  (And I went over the weekend to meet her new baby and visit with the new parents!)

I used to be really good at driving these two lane, twisty, hilly highways.  The only thing that would annoy me is when someone was in front of me who didn't know how to drive said highways.  Saturday as I drove along and saw a car quickly gaining on me from behind, I realized I've become the one who used to annoy me.  I am disappointed in myself.

At the very start of the trip (M road), my favorite part are the three hills right in a row (and straight), I've lost my stomach many times on those hills.  
After probably thoroughly annoying the car behind me, I switched to N road.  
Then P.  
Then the gravel road that I only know where it is from sight and driving out there.  It's not really labeled.

*I turned on what has always been a gravel road and it was paved!  Paved!  I almost thought I made the wrong turn and I was on the wrong road, but I looked around, saw the place my car got stuck when we were taking my friend's senior pictures and we had to call a tow after walking up and down the street for cell phone service, and I knew I was in the right place.

My friend has lived on the same street her entire life (minus college).  Currently her mom, great aunt, two aunts, brother, and grandpa all live on the same street.  Yes, really.

When I get out there, it's so quiet.  I turn down my radio.  I know everyone sees a car they don't recognize drive by.  When I get out of the car, I try not to slam my door and I find myself knocking quietly at their house.  It's a completely different world.

My entire drive is surrounded by farms (and farm smells).  I felt lucky I didn't get stuck behind a tractor this time!

I am happy to have more two lane highway practice so next time I may not be as much of a disappointment :)


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