In the meantime, to whet your appetite, we made some interesting observations of the part of the country we were in, and this shot kind-of says it all. It became quite a topic of our conversations, as it reminded us so much of one of my favourite movies (although many have told me it certainly wasn't their favourite!) -- can you guess what the movie is? My only clue is that all is not as it appears to be:
I am betting on snafu for the correct answer!