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    endless plains don't have the "WOW!" factor of Rocky Mountains and other typical tourist attractions but when you learn to understand them they have an absorbing aesthetic that is as breathtaking, wild and fearsome as any ocean scene. I like to compare the experience of prairie with oceans. Nobody ever thinks an ocean is "boring", though it stretches off into the distance forever and doesn't do much when looked at from a distance. The closer you get, and the more you are able to see "inside," though, the more exciting it gets. Think of a Jacques Cousteau for prairies.

    Our ancestors under-appreciated the prairies; doesn't mean we have to make the same mistakes.

    "We did not come here to fear the future, we came to shape it." --BHO "Grab a mop." --BHO

    by sillia on Tue Jan 05, 2010 at 07:09:13 PM PST

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