Thursday, June 16, 2011

Betty Takes the Back Roads...

Betty's heros and heroines are always taking the back roads...or wishing they were.  Yes, they do take the motorway when speed is important (that's when the Great Socking Bentley eats up the miles in a well-bred manner), but that is definitely not the preferred manner of traveling.

I was on a trip last week - one of those 1,000 mile 'bum-burners'.  I am personally acquainted, first name basis, with every sage brush between Rexburg, Idaho and Marysville, Washington. The ones that line the freeway, that is. Dr. van der Stevejinck graciously allowed me to choose a slightly different route home this time (actually, he graciously drives wherever I tell him...) - so we drove a slightly shorter (distance wise), but slightly longer (time wise) route.  It made for a nice change...especially when we found ourselves in the middle of a cattle drive.

I'd like to think that the Great Betty would have approved.

So, tell me, are you a freeway (motorway)  gal, or a backroads gal?
Cattle drive = awesome backroad adventure.
The cowboys were some kind of wonderful.