21-Dec-2008 -- In December, my cousin Wendell and I went on a road trip to Indiana for a friend's graduation from Purdue University and his subsequent commissioning into Navy flight school training.
We visited 40°N, 86°W on a frigidly cold Sunday on our way up to West Lafayette. We had some time to kill, and I remembered that there was a confluence in the Indianapolis area, so we decided to brave the single-degree temperatures to go on another confluence hunt. The confluence was located exactly at the pond that others have documented. We parked on the East side of the pond on Prairie Lakes Blvd, but the point itself is on the other side. At first I was disappointed to see that the pond was not yet frozen over completely (so I could walk on the pond to get all zeroes), but as a native Texan unaccustomed to negative wind chill, I was more than happy to take my pictures from the other side of the pond and get back to the car as quickly as possible. I may look happy in that photo, but pictures can't capture all the shivering and weather-cursing I was doing!