|Utely Road in New Braintree just off Route 67.|
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There is a world outside our borders.
I am not referring to Paris, or Ankar Wat, I am talking about places like New Braintree, and Barre. Local treasures.
Mary and I like to take off and go on "explores" to local places we have never seen. Our horizons not only get widened, but awakened as well.
Yesterday we took off north on Route 148 to North Brookfield. No reason, but we seem to concentrate on the other directions a lot more, and seldom go north more than a few miles. Friday was "Go North Day", and we did.
Just past North Brookfield center we bared left onto Route 67 for a bit. The foliage was still working its way to peak, but in some patches it was glorious. The sun was bright, the top down, and we were cruisin' through early Fall in Central Mass.
I didn't bring my camera with me. Big mistake, and something I don't usually leave behind, but this was a spur of the moment escape, and the camera in the iPhone would have to do. The photo above does not do the scenery we saw justice.
This weekend will probably be the the last warm weekend of the year, so don't waste it. There will be time for chores later, but somewhere in the weekend take a couple of hours, and head north, and open your eyes. You will discover farm stands, and red leaves, apple orchards brimming with people picking, and waiting in line for a bag of apple cider donuts. Go down that road you have never traveled. You know the one, "The Road Not Taken". You will be surprised how many of the weeks stresses fly out the car window at 40 MPH.
The view above was taken just off Route 67. Take a left onto Utely Road, enjoy the view, and then follow the road back home.
And, don't forget your camera.
|Down Utely Road a bit from Route 67 on right.|
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