I prefer longer drives to short ones. Country roads to the city. Sometimes I take the longer, slower route when visiting friends even though I know a swifter way. It's usually more scenic on the slow roads. Rolling hills and fields and the like. You also don't know what you'll find when you venture a little off the beaten path. Like this stone and brick stairway. I spied it just as I was driving past. Incongruous and random. Definitely worth the brief stop.