Two roads diverged in a yellow wood several times this weekend, and, each time, we took the one less traveled by.
And that made all the difference.
The first accidental divergence happened during the beautiful Navarino Nature Center 5K Fall Color Run/Walk Saturday morning, when Vince unintentionally ran an extra 2 1/2 kilometers and still managed to score a second place medal.
The second accidental divergence happened during our post-game stop at Yoder’s, the Amish Bakery outside Cecil, when we stumbled into a farm auction and some of the best donuts we’ve ever tasted.
Knowing how way leads onto way, we made the less traveled path our theme for the weekend. With our friends Scott and Tami , we wandered happily around Shawano Lake, popping into the Sand Bar for lunch, and watching a few pivotal scenes from a vintage movie at the Berry Lake Club.
In leaves no step had trodden black, we took less travelled paths through woods just beginning to deck themselves out, strolled past quiet ponds and counted stars above an open corn field.
With Robert Frost on the mind, and Jack Frost on the toes, we enjoyed the first days of Wisconsin’s prettiest season.
I shall be telling this with a sigh, Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two road diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that had made all the difference.
Vince accidentally looped around a 2.5 kilometer path on the course twice, and still managed to take home the second place medal in his age category, a nod to both his training regimen and underpopulated division.
Al’s Taxidermy served as a silver sponsor of the race.
I’m not sure how they finished, but the Navarino Wonder Women rocked the starting line.
Ahhhh! Fall in Wisconsin is so beautiful!
These three sweet girls were among many people having fun off the beaten path at the Amish barn auction.
We stumbled onto this auction and enjoyed the best donuts we’ve ever tasted.
This roller organ was one of the many, many cool antiques for sale. We didn’t know how to bid, so we just sat back and watched for a little while.
Then we hit the road really less traveled.
Sometimes, this isn’t the best advice.