One of my favorite country songs is “Take a Back Road,” by Rodney Atkins. The chorus goes like this:
And it makes me wanna take a back road
Makes me wanna take the long way home
Put a little gravel in my travel
Unwind, unravel all night long
Makes me wanna grab my honey
Tear down some two-lane country
Get lost and get right with my soul
Makes me wanna take
Makes me wanna take a back road.
The beat and lazy vibe of the song always makes me want to get my country on, roll down the windows and wander this beautiful place I call home.
Tonight, Outdoor Guy and I put a little gravel in our travel and enjoyed a drive on the back roads of Wyoming. We saw prolific farmland growing crops like wheat, corn and sorghum. We watched deer, antelope, shrikes, herons and larks of all flavor. The air smelled of freshly cut hay and rain. And I took a few photos along the way, like this one of a spot known as Mers Hill.
It was a great night spent with the love of my life. My soul is definitely right.