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Old 05-09-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Who cares about the lakes when you have to be surrounded by rednecks. Thanks, i pass.
Better rednecks than phony, plastic Kardashian wanna be's.
At least rednecks are real.

 
Old 05-09-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: IN
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One can only suppose you've never heard of the Ozark Mountains.
Not really the Midwest though
 
Old 05-09-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: IN
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I think most stereotype Midwest topography based on their experiences in the Chicagoland area and much of Illinois which is flat as a board. I can definitely understand that.
 
Old 05-09-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Not really the Midwest though
Um, what?
 
Old 05-09-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Not really the Midwest though
no, but SW Wisconsin is quite hilly AND NW IL and So, IL and So. IN.
hey, I'll admit driving I-55 from Chicago to Springfield is quite boring, but many areas are wooded and hilly and pretty to look at. And in many instances getting off the interstate and cruising the 2 lanes will provide a very different and much more scenic experience.

Is it as pretty as NH and VT, maybe not. Is it a desolate wasteland as some imply-definitely not! Maybe it's personalities-having to find and seeing what's bad instead of seeing what's good. Tearing down the unfamiliar instead of respectfully trying to understand or appreciate the differences.
I suggest homework of watching "how the States Got Their Shapes" for some fun and entertaining history about the regional differences.

And I have been lucky enough to have been to 45 states. I cannot recall a single one where I have not seen interesting and often beautiful landscape.
 
Old 05-09-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I think most stereotype Midwest topography based on their experiences in the Chicagoland area and much of Illinois which is flat as a board. I can definitely understand that.
When I think of a Midwestern stereotype, I think of the wide open spaces of Kansas or Nebraska, with few large cities and large distances in between population centers, but I realize they are really more the great plains than anything else. Hell, even Indiana, Iowa, and Illinois have bluffs, hills, and forests. I mean, driving down I-57 is surely boring, but driving down the Great River Road in Illinois is anything but...
 
Old 05-09-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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When I think of a Midwestern stereotype, I think of the wide open spaces of Kansas or Nebraska, with few large cities and large distances in between population centers, but I realize they are really more the great plains than anything else. Hell, even Indiana, Iowa, and Illinois have bluffs, hills, and forests. I mean, driving down I-57 is surely boring, but driving down the Great River Road in Illinois is anything but...
I-57 between kankakee and Effingham is certainly pretty boring. Gets better south of Effingham, even better south of Mt. Vernon and is really pretty south of Marion!
 
Old 05-09-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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People who only see beauty in large hills or mountains seem very narrow-minded to me.


I took these pics in the fall of 2010. Scenes like this are what I love about living in the midwest.

And these are from the southern 1/3 of Michigan. Probably 75 miles from the nearest Great Lake. Not one of the beautiful North Woods forests or parks or shorelines that we brag about whenever people question the beauty of our states. This is just run-of-the-mill Michigan farmland. And I think there is beauty in it.





 
Old 05-09-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I-57 between kankakee and Effingham is certainly pretty boring. Gets better south of Effingham, even better south of Mt. Vernon and is really pretty south of Marion!
True! I was imagining really the drive from Chicago to Champaign. That entire swath of area into Indiana to Indianapolis isn't exciting...but on a Spring day there is something a bit soothing about the open nature of it.
 
Old 05-09-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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One can only suppose you've never heard of the Ozark Mountains.
Not only Ozark but also Huron Mountains in Upper Michigan and Misquah Hills in Northern Minnesota
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