My days shuttling kids to and from school are pretty consistent and routine. Today I decided to take a different route, which in this town means just turning 3 blocks later than usual. It paid off. On my deviated route I spy them. I stopped the car and in the midday shade she watched me. I watched her and she watched me, as her counterpart bedded down beside her. I mentally thanked her for allowing me to photograph her and went upon my way, grateful for a taking my road less traveled.