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Hi everyone,

In The Art Of Travel Alain de Botton writes of anticipation prior to departing on a trip but I wonder if that might be an artifact of a less frenetic time. This morning we left to drive to Minnesota. The first part of our route was a “road less traveled.”

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-Oregon Highway 207 north of Mitchell.

In the early evening, when the light was flat and dim, a deer stepped onto the road. I stopped the car as two does skittered across the highway followed by two fawns, and a small buck, still with velvet on his antlers.

An encounter not anticipated and worth pondering.