Kate said RISK
Summer of 1983, hubs and I took our first extended road trip. We left south Florida and went all the way to the panhandle of Idaho. We drove across the USA on the southern route, which took us across the panhandle of Texas and into New Mexico.
New Mexico is when it got interesting.
High Risk Route
We were driving along, following our map, when we came to a road sign with barricades.
High Risk Road for the next 30 miles – TRAVEL AT YOUR OWN RISK.
We looked at one another and said, “Let’s do it!” The road was wrought with potholes, rocks, cow crossings, and some of the most beautiful sites of the entire road trip. It was late summer and the grove of Aspens was a sparkling, golden light show in the warm sunlight. We walked through the trees and saw carvings dating back into the 1800’s. We left our initials in a tree too!
It was a risk
But one we were willing to take. We made it through without incident and we still talk about it all these years later.
How about you?
Do you take risks? Do you do things afraid? Or, do you hang back and wonder, “What if?”