Ever been to this little geographer's hiccup in the Mississippi River? I did over my Christmas break - put 2173.3 miles on old Traveler in four days and six states (Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky).

Anyway, here's the scoop. Apparently, the New Madrid Earthquake of 1812 put a small chunk of Kentucky into a small exclave separate from the state. It is surrounded entirely by Missouri and Tennessee, and is sometimes called 'Bubbleland'. I went and got some pictures.

Coming into KY: http://p.twimg.com/AhvXMXbCIAAyX-_.jpg

Typical house. I think this little bend has no inhabitants. Looks abandoned: http://p.twimg.com/AhvXS05CIAAodZC.jpg

Pyramid Head's driveway: http://p.twimg.com/AhvYbwFCIAEWovZ.jpg

I didn't stay long. I got the idea that I would have about three generation's worth of loaded shotguns pointed at me if I did. So I took those pictures and left. I stayed about 15 minutes total. The whole place was very surreal and weird - very Silent Hill, with the fog and abandoned structures. Smelled a bit dank, too. God only knows what's in the basements of those places.