It was one of those turn-offs that you’d pass a million times but never stop at to see the promised view. You’re usually in such a hurry to get where you are going that you rarely even consider it: “Scenic View Next Exit”. Still, you know one day you’ll stop. And when you finally do, it’s almost a surprise, as if the car were pulling over of its own accord, and sliding into the parking space. You step out of the car and feel the chill that is still in the air, but stand watching the river for a long time.

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