There are small towns.
These are those places you see on the side of the highway as you drive, those small municipalities you usually swing off at just long enough to fill the tank, get yourself a Dr. Pepper, and use the facilities before you jump back on those shimmering lanes of asphalt to head back to the destination you originally had in mind.
It makes me think of Pixar’s movie, Cars, and an interaction between Lightning McQueen and Sally as they looked out over the valley of Radiator Springs from high up on the sandstone cliffs.
Sally: I fell in love with this…
Lightning: [Looking at the cars on the distant interstate]. They’re driving right by, they don’t even know what they’re missing.
Sally: Forty years ago, that interstate down there didn’t exist.
Sally: Yeah. Back then, cars came across the country a whole different way.
Lightning: How do you mean?
Sally: Well, the road didn't cut through the land like that interstate. It moved with the land, it rose, it fell, it curved. Cars didn’t drive on it to make great time. They drove on it to have a great time.
I stopped. I stayed. I had a wonderful time. I’ll post more later this week.
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