Now I really want to see the random things that America has to offer, you know from the mom and pop diners to crazy roadside oversized objects. Once we found out we could stop at the viewing sight overlooking the world's largest limestone quarry just outside of Rogers City, we knew it was a must. Founded in 1910, although production did not begin until 1912 The Michigan Limestone and Chemical Company with the construction of both the quarry and a port, transported the limestone out to everywhere from Chicago to Detroit and Cleveland. 101 years later, the quarry continues to be mined and stands at around 5 miles long and 2 miles wide - it's even more impressive once you see it from the air.
Stepping up onto the viewing platform is like being transported into another world. One cut up, blown up and carved into an unrecognisable unearthly landscape somewhat how you might imagine the surface of the moon to be with it's craters and mountains. It's even more unworldly when you consider the immense scale of the quarry as trucks drive across the vista dwarfed by the height of the cliffs and ledges because you know the truck in the third image down is going to dwarf you if you ever stood beside it.