I like seeing the unexpected.

That’s one of the things I so love about road trips – it’s an excuse to see the unexpected.

Sometimes, you have an urge, when you’ve researched your road trip a little, to take a turn off the beaten path, to a road less traveled. You decide to ignore your GPS. You decide that there’s a better experience waiting for you on a different road, towards a different destination.

One of these instances on this road trip we took, was the unexpected turn of seeing elk.

Elk,

Elk, on the side of the road.

Have you ever seen elk on the side of the road? Have you ever seen an elk in person before? They are a massive, massive, impressive animal.

But truly, seeing a picture or documentary about elk – doesn’t do them justice.

They made our Honda CRV look tiny. Right next to us, these elk took our breath away. They left us speechless.

This experience, turned into one of our highlights of the trip.

Elk.

Don’t take my word for it. Every now and again, slow down. You truthfully don’t know what you’re going to see.

It just may take your breath away.

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

Paulo Coelho

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