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Old 08-21-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Your pics aren't even beautiful. They're nothing special. And those are the best pics you could find for thousands of miles?


If these pics are your definition of gorgeous, I think you would have a heart attack if you visited the Columbia River in Oregon or the Hudson River north of NYC. Or, God forbid, you visit the Rio Grande through the Grand Canyon. Holy crap.
Ah, but you said it "wasn't scenic." You never said "it isn't as beautiful as the world's largest canyon." Are you still going to hold onto the "opinion" that the Great River Road National Scenic Byway "isn't scenic" or are you ready to admit you were mistaken?

 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Ah, but you said it "wasn't scenic." You never said "it isn't as beautiful as the world's largest canyon." Are you still going to hold onto the "opinion" that the Great River Road National Scenic Byway "isn't scenic" or are you ready to admit you were mistaken?
I said the Mississippi River generally sucks, and isn't scenic. Your pics aren't scenic, and they show the best part of the river. 99% of the river looks nothing like your pics.

So, yeah. The Missisippi sucks. It isn't beautiful.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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The northern HALF looks like the pictures I posted, making it around 50% scenic. We're talking about the Midwest here, which you've clearly never been to, not the deep south. Stay on topic. You were wrong, now be an adult about it.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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The northern HALF looks like the pictures I posted, making it around 50% scenic. We're talking about the Midwest here, which you've clearly never been to, not the deep south. Stay on topic. You were wrong, now be an adult about it.
Your pics aren't scenic, and, no, the northern half does not look like that. Most of your pics show the exact same bend in the river, and the same hills.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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This is the northern 50% of the river.

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Old 08-21-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Your pics aren't scenic, and, no, the northern half does not look like that. Most of your pics show the exact same bend in the river, and the same hills.
They're certainly scenic by anyone's definition, and no, every picture is from a different area along the road in Wisconsin. I grabbed quick pictures of the Mississippi along 4 different states to further illustrate. Just give it up, you're embarrassing yourself.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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They're certainly scenic by anyone's definition, and no, every picture is from a different area along the road in Wisconsin. I grabbed quick pictures of the Mississippi along 4 different states to further illustrate. Just give it up, you're embarrassing yourself.
Sorry, your pics aren't impressive, and, no, that isn't representative of the Mississsippi.

I know that actual topography is rare in that part of the country, so anything that isn't a flat cornfield is considered scenic, but most people would not consider a random hill to be particularly scenic.

I lived enough years in Illinois and Michigan to know the Midwest definition of "hilly". It means anything not completely flat.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Your pics aren't scenic, and, no, the northern half does not look like that. Most of your pics show the exact same bend in the river, and the same hills.
Breakdown of the initial pictures, all different locations:

1. Not sure, but where are the islands in the other pictures?
2. This is clearly identified as Mt. Trempeleau.
3. This is near Alma.
4. Not sure, but you'll notice no islands.
5. Pepin area (the widest natural spot on the Mississippi).
 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Sorry, your pics aren't impressive, and, no, that isn't representative of the Mississsippi.

I know that actual topography is rare in that part of the country, so anything that isn't a flat cornfield is considered scenic, but most people would not consider a random hill to be particularly scenic.

I lived enough years in Illinois and Michigan to know the Midwest definition of "hilly". It means anything not completely flat.
But does everyone have a negative outlook on things as you do? No (and thank god)
They arent scenic to you, but to the rest of us who enjoy more things in life, do find it scenic and impressive.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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Sorry, your pics aren't impressive, and, no, that isn't representative of the Mississsippi.

I know that actual topography is rare in that part of the country, so anything that isn't a flat cornfield is considered scenic, but most people would not consider a random hill to be particularly scenic.

I lived enough years in Illinois and Michigan to know the Midwest definition of "hilly". It means anything not completely flat.
You've never been to the Driftless, which surrounds the Upper Mississippi. Again, and for the last time, the entirety of the Upper Mississippi is scenic; you've never been there, yet you continue to backpedal even though you're trapped in a corner with no way out.
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