About 35 years ago, William Least Heat-Moon published "Blue Highways," a journal of an extended road trip across America on the lesser roads, the ones that Rand McNally represented with a skinny blue line, visiting "those little towns that get on the map–if they get on at all–only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi."
Gumbo sometimes dreams of the blue highways, and sometimes, out there between Far Away and Nowhere, he stops the car to record the land around him, the nearly literally blue two-lane, the barren-but-fertile landscape and the lingering sense that something special is around the curve...around every curve.
So, can you identify where Gumbo stopped for this picture? Don't jump to conclusions quickly: It's not necessarily in North America, but it's not necessarily not.
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