The little square in the east is curious. Where is that, Virginia? Probably a county or two.
Here’s something even more depressing to consider: that’s just McDonald’s. McD’s is the most ubiquitous, sure, but even in those dark patches there’s probably quite a few other fast food chains instead. If it’s any consolation, they’re likely to be much better quality than McD’s. Styrofoam would be better quality than McD’s.
For the record ('cuz I’ve been there) Mon National Forest is absolutely breathtaking. Only about 45 minutes from where I currently live, though when I last visited, I lived several hours away, near Baltimore.
I can definitely tell which one is ours; still there are places in Canyonlands that are only about 50 miles in a straight line, but would take you 12 hours to drive out. If you were down on the river, it would be two days.
Starbucks worldwide map circa 2006 - If I understand correctly, this includes only company owned and operated stores, not franchises. That might explain why thre are no SBux shown in China, e.g., although I recall they opened a bunch of locations there some years ago.
Cool. I love maps like this, and often think about how far I can get from various “things.”
Last month we travelled to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. After Port Townsend, we drove some 150 miles by road down through Queets, without passing a McDonalds (or a WalMart, or a Starbucks . . .) I was impressed. Very nice to know you can still get that far away from “civilization.”