This is a wonderful practice. It reminds me of mini one-hour vacations I used to take a long time back on my drive back from work.
There was a direct and short road that took me about 30 minutes to reach home from work but it had bumper to bumper traffic and cars honking like it was armageddon day. And there was a long road that was far more scenic. It had greenery, hills, and less traffic. It was an hour-long drive.
That hour was like a mini-vacation for me. I'd play my favorite music and enjoy the drive through the more scenic and calmer road :-)
If you've guessed that I was in no hurry to get home then you guessed right...