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United States : Michigan

4.1 miles (6.6 km) N of Coldwater, Branch, MI, USA
Approx. altitude: 301 m (987 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 95°E

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#2: Mo likes snow at confluence #3: Looking west from confluence #4: Looking east from 42n85w #5: Daphne at 42n85w

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  42°N 85°W (visit #1)  

#1: Jack and Daphne from 42n85w

(visited by Maureen Condron and Matt Taylor)

24-Dec-2000 -- It was 2:00 Christmas Eve 2000 as we crossed the border from Indiana into Michigan -- Matt cunningly beating me into the state by leaning over the dashboard (without compromising our safety of course). Snow had just started to fall and country roads stretched around us. It was a classic midwestern Christmas scene.

We figured this confluence was going to be pretty easy -- the satellite photo showed the mark to be in a farmer's front yard. And as we turned on to a quiet little snow-covered Bidwell Road, the GPS indicated we were pretty much right on top of the spot. It was smack dab in the middle of the road, right in front of a couple of pretty horses feeding on hay. A friendly farmer asked what exactly we were up to then introduced us to the horses -- Daphne and Jack -- "an old stallion." We snapped a few shots, got back in the car and that was that. It was sort of anti-climactic for my first time, but I think I'm definitely hooked.


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#1: Jack and Daphne from 42n85w
#2: Mo likes snow at confluence
#3: Looking west from confluence
#4: Looking east from 42n85w
#5: Daphne at 42n85w
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