I judged a Sonata Festival for the Athens Music Teachers Association today. It was a delight to hear so many wonderful students performing classical music to a high standard, meeting their teachers, and commiserating with my fellow judges.
Driving home on University Parkway, eager to get home but my gas tank nearly empty, I grudgingly decided I had best get off the beaten path and find a service station before it was too late. So I followed a sign pointing to historic Statham, Georgia (never noticed it before) and a couple of short miles later I was there. I filled up my gas tank and followed Atlanta Highway and was rejuvenated by new sights and scenery (it looks just like the pictures) until I got to Winder and familiar territory.
Sometimes it's good to get off the beaten path.