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The Road Not Taken

local treasure by Estela Caballero
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.
— Robert Frost

Wide awake dreaming by Estela Caballero

This was one of those perfect days.  My husband, my father and I set out on an adventure.  We drove about five hours to reach the Oregon coast.  We spent two days pulling over and exploring amazing places all along the way.

The first day a fine mist and dream like clouds and fog made the scenes look a little spooky, especially as we drove by Mt. St. Helens, a volcano that last erupted May 18, 1980.

More to come on the adventures that took us from the desert to the Pacific coast.  Here are some of my favorite moments.

Astoria unretouched and perfect.
Astoria unretouched and perfect.
a father
My father showing me the treasures he found near Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria, Oregon
a ghost 2
Near Oregon coast. It was like walking in a dream wide awake.
a ghost
There was a Sandhill crane my husband spotted with his eagle eyes as we were driving. We pulled over and missed the shot of the crane but it was still amazing.