We were driving from Detroit to Chicago and it was raining heavily. The traffic on the highway had slowed down and our car was moving at a snail’s pace. My nephew Gaurav took one of the exits.
“Where are we going Gaurav? Won’t we be late in reaching Chicago?” I could not help asking.
Gaurav smiled; it was the smile of one who knows what he is doing. “The traffic being so slow, we are definitely going to be late. In my understanding, it will take at least two hours for this mess to clear up. Why take undue stress? If we take a detour, we will drive through the beautiful dense forest of Indiana State Park and you will be able to see a fantastic place in addition, which we would have missed otherwise.”
“And which is that beautiful place, Gaurav,” I was curious.
“I will not reveal it to you in advance. You tell me how you find it when we reach there,” Gaurav beamed.
In next to no time, we were there and the scene, that unfolded in front of my eyes, was so soothing that I completely forgot the stress I was experiencing on account of getting delayed to Chicago.
It was a beautiful sandy beach with crystal-clear water and the sky oh so blue. It was Indiana Dune beach, a treat for our eyes.
Although we could not stop there for as long as we would have loved to, the amazing sight was forever captured in my mind.