Despite the gas prices, I like to ride around and see the scenery. I think it may be genetic since everyone else in my family seems to do that too. I had my husband totally lost when I first took him to my hometown because we'd go one way to get somewhere and take a different route back. Then we went out to dinner with my dad and he did the same thing so my husband stopped being paranoid that I was just trying to confuse him so he couldn't escape on his own.
As part of the Lost Communities of Virginia project, we're working on a driving tour of Southside Virginia. Yesterday, my husband and I went out to check the tour route so far. It's tobacco country so there are lots of fields and farms and log structures. Pretty back roads, wonderful patina-ed buildings with worn wood and rusted metal, red clay and freshly hayed fields, and nice views. It was fun to find the occasional old store or gas station still open. A nice afternoon of just ridin' around.