I grew up in Alex City. Highway 63, also known as Kowaliga Road, was the main route to our cabin on Lake Martin.
In the days before child restraint systems we kids would stand in the back seat and hang over the front, trying to compete on who could see the lake first. When we topped the big hill past Governor’s Island Road, which is just north of Kowaliga Bridge, we knew we were close. The first one to spot it would scream “I see the lake!”
I have seen this view about a gajillion times since, and I think of our competition almost every time.