Scenery from the road

by bethanybump

Have you ever been to a place that is more reminiscent of scenes from movies and books than actual life? On the way to pick up a jeep with my mom yesterday, we passed through Lowville, Alder Creek and Boonville, N.Y.

On a winding route through Lowville, we drove through Maple Ridge Wind Farm, which evidently holds 195 wind turbines, making it one of the largest wind farms in America and the largest in New York state. Pretty cool. I didn’t know this at the time, as I think we could only spot about 15 turbines from the road — some spinning idly in the wind, others completely motionless. I learned other cool things about the wind farm (did you know each turbine is taller than the Statue of Liberty?) from this interesting feature by Joseph D’Agnese. From certain spots on the road, and on the bright and sunny day that it was, it appeared as though we could reach out and touch the turbine blades.

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Not far from there we came across a quaint, old-fashioned stone bridge. The one-lane tunnel (on a two-way road) is a freakier concept than it was in person. It’s desolate enough out there that I was able to get out and snap some pictures. Of course, you can’t linger forever because cars do eventually come…