Monday, February 21, 2011
This past weekend I went out to a freiends house, roughly 10 miles south if campus, to go cross-country skiing. It was a beautiful day for a ski because of the fresh snow we got the day before. As we trekked to the top of the hill we could see the large apple orchard that stretched down towards the lake. We stopped for a minute to take in the scenery, when my friend asked, "What and where are those two mountains off in the distance?" I was quick to reply that these were not actual mountains, in fact they are gigantic mountains of garbage. He was stunned because they are such a prominent feature in the landscape and they are located in Waterloo, a solid 15-20 miles away. I proceeded to inform him that those mountains were the resting place for waste that came from as far away as New York City.