We were coming back from a visit to another eye surgeon yesterday and were driving on a road that we used to use quite a bit when going to visit our son and his family except we turn off only part of the way to go to the eye doc. I am talking about FM 1488. We get on it where it begins at I-45 and turn off on 2978. Back when we used to use it a lot (as I mentioned above) it was a beautiful drive. FM 1488 was then a two lane road through the woods. Now, however, it has turned into a five lane highway with many, many traffic lights and where there used to be beautiful forests there is now all kinds of business and retail stores. Here is a picture I snapped coming home. It was in the most scenic part I could find:
And there are still businesses in the picture. You would think that this super wide highway would allow a quicker trip but not really. There are just so many traffic lights that you just get started and you have to stop, over and over and over again. I guess I don't like progress very much, but I will have to learn to live with it. Some actually helps and I am sure that the extra width to the road was necessary, but it sure is a shame that the beauty disappears when "progress" comes along. With all the hard surfaced roads and fewer trees, it is no wonder we are having global warming. Or is it I just get "hot" over what I see (grin)? Never the less, it is amazing just how fast "civilization" can take over. Now, you have a great day today, you hear?