When I was writing the post about using Mid-Atlantic lighthouses as a ride destination, I kept thinking about what really happens when you plan to go and see a “thing.” When the ride is done and dusted, that thing you set off to see is only part of the story.
One of the best parts of a ride is all of the unexpected sights along the way – the things that were unknown to you when you said to yourself, hey, I think i’ll go check out x,y,z. Maybe it’s a coffee shop, a giant fiberglass chicken, a pinball arcade, or a gorgeous valley spilling out below. Who knows? Even when you tread a familiar path, each day you do it, you do it with new experiences and new ideas in your mental bank that open your eyes to things you’ve never noticed before.
Have you discovered anything new on the way somewhere else lately?