When you wake up without an alarm. Proceed to drive an hour to enter a lottery for a hiking permit with blind hope. Then win 2 of the 10 available passes for the day out of the 160 people who entered. This little area is probably the single most beautiful place I've been.
The Cross Estate Gardens, Bernardsville, NJ. Originally built in 1905 by John A. Bensel, the “Queen Anne Farm” included a carriage house, a five-story stone water tower, and a gate house. In 1929, the property was purchased by W. Redmond Cross, renamed to “Hardscrabble House,” and extensively improved by his wife Julia (a member of the Royal Horticultural Society for eight years) and noted landscape architect Clarence Fowler. Today, the 162-acre property is part of the Morristown National Historical Park.
Sometimes Jonah 2:10 is too relatable.
God gives clear direction, and I go the opposite way, only to end up exactly where he wanted me the whole time only covered in fish puke. Perhaps some day I'll learn to go where he tells me when he tells me and I can avoid the belly of the fish and puke.