Originally Posted by Centropolis
Galva! Still like an hour from civilization in Rock Island, but i noticed that the landscape slowly improves as you approach I-80. Central Illinois is just so damn bleak.
Ah yes, beautiful Galva. Once every summer or so we go down there to watch a movie at their drive-in theater. We have three to choose from and they're all about the same distance from here, away from the light pollution.
Here in the QCs, between two rivers, it's pretty wooded and hilly with some nice vistas from the ridge tops. Once you leave Rock Island County it flattens out completely with only clumps of trees around farmhouses. It can be depressing and bleak but sometimes the stark beauty really hits me........I still wouldn't want to live out there.