August 1, 2010

At the Scenic Overlook Café...

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... don't miss anything.

19 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Are we looking the wrong way. Doing that feels familiar. We need to find which way is North, and then everything will reorient itself.

Doug Wright said...

Turn right young man, that's north!

wv: tedis not here today!

deborah said...

Are we not to miss that the blue sign that says 'scenic overlook'?

Or are we to see the beauty even in a wet parking lot?

Enlighten us, Althouse.

traditionalguy said...

Doug... I looked at your info sheet. So what is your advice on whether to fight forever or to cut losses in Afghanistan. I say why repeat a Peleliu campaign rather than fighting them on battlefields of our own choice?

Doug Wright said...

TG: Just soldier on and let higher figure that one out!

Revenant said...

What, other than Afghanistan, is the "battlefield" we should "choose" to fight them on? That's where they *are*. We could retreat and wait for them to set up shop someplace else, but why would they?

rhhardin said...

Hired teens on the way from stacking hay to unstacking hay, Sunday afternoon video.

HDHouse said...

The wet pavement confuses shadows with reflections but I'm guessing you are looking northwest..but I'm guessing it is near prairie chichen, wisconsin on one of the last stops before you head east to Madison...route 28 perhaps?

Pogo said...

We enjoyed vicariously your travels, Althouse, through the still vast beauty of the upper Midwest, in small towns most will never drive through, much less stop in, on river's edge whose muscle defies human mastery, where the most amazing architecture to visit is best viewed from high above, marked by a small sign on a little-travelled turn-off from a road connecting small towns that dot the meandering blue highway, and even that little spot of nothingness has a certain poignancy.

HDHouse said...

jesus pogo....9am and you are still so full of pomposity.

k*thy said...

Stormy times in north half of the state, these days. About time - they do need the rain up there, I know. Just hoping it's out of it's system by this weekend so that I can go out and play and get stuck indoors.

El Pollo Real said...

HDHouse:bloat 9am and you are still so full of pomposity.

Et tu House?

Relax and let the metamucil work its wonders.

Scott said...

driving North on I-75 in Michigan, I saw an exit sign, "SCENIC OVERLOOK".

Took the exit, drove up a hill, parked, followed a path to a platform.

It was a scenic overlook of I-75.

AllenS said...

Scenic Overlook = you're on a hill.

ricpic said...

Gutsy photograph. I often think that there is more meaning, much more, in just such nothing places than there is in the beautiful sublime.

ricpic said...

Hey, I see that Pogo saw that "nothingness has a certain poignancy," just as I did. Great minds and all that.

Pogo said...

Pompous?
Dang; I was trying for poetic.
Close, but no seegar.

Ann Althouse said...

Let's just say this was more scenic than what you could see from the overlook.

deborah said...

Heh. I can see that now.