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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    M-40: a trip through rural & small town west Michigan


    Allegan


    Root beer stand


    Blurry shot of auto repair shop


    Allegan


    Allegan (wow, the rooms all have color tv!)










    Holland












    Pizza parlor, beer/wine, AND pool all in one convenient location (semis welcome)






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    Wow you were lucky the skies were so blue that day!

    No hog farms, orchards, or fishing holes along that highway?
    Last edited by DetroitPlanner; 16 Sep 2011 at 5:12 PM. Reason: took our roadside stands he got one!
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    Mr. Maister, may I suggest that the next time you take pictures on one of your excursions, you exit the vehicle or maybe even slow it down a bit? That would help to solve some of your photography issues.

    s/Ansel Adams.


    It's always good to see images of different places. I like looking at all the pictures that each of us take and post. Maybe it's the authenticity that attracts me.

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    Portable signs. Missing letters. Pure Michigan.
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    Ya'll would die laughing if I took pics of all the weird places I could photograph between the FL panhandle and central FL, on the back roads. I have often thought of stopping and taking pics of all the Baptist churches (note: I'm not a Baptist) that appear even in the back roads of the tiniest hamlets. Like 3 or 4 in a town of 500 people. But that would probably extend a 6.5-hr trip into 3-4 days!

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    Looks a lot like a lot of small towns in Upstate New York.

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    It looks like small towns everywhere.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    The Michigan M## roads are Pure Michigan. M89, M43, M66, M44, M118.... all rolling picturesque two lane byways. I always prefer to take a M road than hop on the interstate. No GPS either, just maps, thgouh spend enough time on one of the M roads and you can forget sometimes where you are, B/C? Kzoo? Stanton? Fenville? where am I?

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Portable signs. Missing letters. Pure Michigan.
    Not so Pure Michigan...

    www.notsopuremichigan.com/

    (Possibly: NSFW)
    "If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less" General Eric Shinseki

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    The M- roads are unusual, but the lettered roads in Wisconsin are even more so.

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    Quote Originally posted by Masswich View post
    The M- roads are unusual, but the lettered roads in Wisconsin are even more so.
    The British equivalent to our interstates all begin with "M", short for motorway I suppose.

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