Travelling often reminds me of a quote from some old stiff* – “Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”
This was amply demonstrated by a homely truck stop we visited in the Namib Desert the other morning while I was still wiping the sleep and sand from my eyes.
Charmed on arrival by their cervine sign, I was seduced by their apple pie and coffee.
* the stiff in question being Samuel Johnson