Highway 2

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A week ago today, I hitched a ride down Highway 2 from Edmonton to Red Deer with my brother and his family. As we left the city’s outskirts, I had some fun teasing my nieces that they were doing a good job of ignoring their old aunt. (Their noses were glued to their devices.) Even my brother was planning to spend the two-hour drive alone ― with his book.

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No matter. Within minutes, I was enthralled.

Eventually, my brother, too. His book lay forgotten in his lap.

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Someone once told me they thought Highway 2 was the most boring stretch of road anywhere in Canada.

I beg to differ. I think it’s the most beautiful.

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