Where am I ?

By: redagainPatti , 3:21 PM GMT on February 06, 2013

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Hello darlings on WU,
My feet are walking and traveling again. I am visiting with family OUT of Mississippi. Here's one of my photos taking on the second day of my trip.. Can you guess where I am?

Where am I?

A few days after this photo was taken with my I-Pad, I was able to grab this shot.
Note, that is a covered bridge which is just north of the town where I am at. As you can see there is a lot of snow/ice but the local folks call this "light snow". The roads were in great shape as they have machines or trucks with a large shovel that scape the roads as soon as stuff falls and sticks to the pavement.

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As one travels about the town, on foot, bus, or car... YES! bus for they have a good public transportation system set up here.. Anyway, one sees the snow pushed up and laying in batches about the streets.

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One of the things I like about this place is the walking/bike trails they have. here. Where you are able to get on to the trail, they have steps leaning up to or down to the old train track. Note the photo below I took of some steps leading down to the trail. The folks have put in along side the steps, a little odd wooden rail to one side. Can you guess what it is used for?

Note the rail for help with a bike

I will share the name of the trail is the Huckleberry, which also was the name of the old train line. What happen is the huckleberries grew after trees were cleared for railroad construction, and thereafter, the region became famous for delicious pies and jams. Although many of the huckleberries along the trail today have diminished, trail users can find huckleberry bushes planted around trail information kiosks. At any rate, one food you should try in this area is a Huckleberry pie. The unofficially name for this town was the Huckleberry Junction.

So dear darlings, does anyone know where I am at? Not in the deep south of Mississippi... but far enough north that the town here has machines ready to clean the street of snow and they even have smaller machines to work the sidewalks. Do you have enough clues from the photos and the blog? OR do you need more?
............... UPDATE...........
Another clue... or clues... :-)

The state touches the eastern coast of USA and I am going to tell you that I am in a town with a well known school of higher learning where technology is very important here. This is one of the first schools in the national that used texting as a way to communicate with their students, teachers, staff... and in fact - just before I got here, told all that due to a heavy load of snow coming down, school was shutting down early during the last week in Feb...

However this push toward instant alerts to all who have business with the school, has it's roots in a sad event that took place some years ago but is still in the hearts and minds of many people. A "black" time, but I think which might has made this place, a warmer and kinder place to be in. I have seen so many smiles and helping hands along my walks here. Friendly hearts and spirits of such, I have not yet met a stranger.

In this land of snow, I find such caring people. The words known to the students here are.. "That I Might Serve" and even those living outside this school, in the town, know those words too. I know this by their actions.

Another photo I took just yesterday afternoon and east of this little town and school...

A view east of the town

------- another update to share -----
Because Barefootontherocks was correct about part of the name, I will use that part now ....
Tech exhibits its character and pride every day via its buildings, most of which are made of Hokie Stone. Hokie Stone is actually a native limestone common in this area and parts of two nearby states. No two stones are the same color, varying from grays, browns, and blacks to pinks, oranges, and maroons. Since the mid-1950s, Tech has operated its own quarry, and the popular limestone appears on many of the university’s buildings.
Also ----
Tech remains one of three public universities in the country (Texas A&M and North Georgia College and State University are the others) with both an active corps of cadets and "civilian" lifestyle on its campus.

answer - I am in Blacksburg, VA which is home to VT or Virginia Tech.

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22. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
9:35 PM GMT on February 25, 2013
redagainPatti has created a new entry.
21. hurricanecrab
2:02 AM GMT on February 25, 2013
Heya Patti ;o)

Now that we know where you are......... can you tell us about the monoliths? Love me a monolith. Hope all's well m'friend.
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20. redagainPatti
2:24 PM GMT on February 08, 2013
What I saw when I got up this morning ---

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19. redagainPatti
12:18 PM GMT on February 08, 2013
Nope to those who are guessing....and btw, I got snow last night -- light snow so my next photos will have Snow again. The storm is moving out and northward to hit the Boston area --- I think----
Tech is part of the school's name. Sometimes there's only two letters used to name this area. Let me update with another clue ----- in the blog
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18. Barefootontherocks
3:11 AM GMT on February 08, 2013
Guess you're not in Iowa, then - the new picture looks too mountain-y. Thought maybe Carnegie (Tech) Mellon Univ, but Pennsylvania does not reach the Atlantic. Does it? lol. I give up on guessing. Wherever you are is beautiful countryside.
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17. SBKaren
2:54 AM GMT on February 08, 2013
I'm totally taking a guess.....but Maine? Covered bridges, touches the eastern coast. Again, just a guess and I don't want to google it either.
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16. palmettobug53
1:01 AM GMT on February 08, 2013
Are you in Hannibal, Missouri?

I can't think of any institution of higher learning there but I'm just guessing Huckleberry Trail= Huckleberry Finn?

That last pic looks like an Mississipian Indian mound.
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15. hurricanecrab
12:55 AM GMT on February 08, 2013
Heya Buddy ;o)

I initially thought you were at the Georgia Guidestones, until I looked more closely. Nope. But you're somewhere wonderful.

All human monoliths speak to the soul.
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14. redagainPatti
6:29 PM GMT on February 07, 2013
Quoting Proserpina:
Hi, I had no idea that you are on FB, I will look for you.

LOL... I was on FB when only a few college kids were on it. Suddenly all the teachers were on it then the whole town... and now it seems the world. Just FYI - I do not play any games by the way of FB and do not care for all the buttons on many apps that tie themselves to FB.

Befriend me if you like but I check into WU before I do FB... I post more on here than in there.. I would say... However with more and more of my Geocaching pals in there and finding more of WU ... that might change...

OH and be sure to tell me how we know each other as I only know you really by your nick in here.

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13. redagainPatti
5:08 PM GMT on February 07, 2013
Quoting ycd0108:
Just going with that movie with Eastwood and What's her name I'm guessing:
Michigan?

NOT that far north... and bit more to the EAST!!! another real clue is in the blog
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12. redagainPatti
5:07 PM GMT on February 07, 2013
Quoting palmettobug53:
Haven't a clue, despite all your clues. I'm not going to break down and ask Uncle Google, either.

Jackson?

nope not Jackson but I do spend a lot of time there with the other daughter.. much more north and will add another clue
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11. ycd0108
4:15 AM GMT on February 07, 2013
Just going with that movie with Eastwood and What's her name I'm guessing:
Michigan?
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10. Proserpina
3:04 AM GMT on February 07, 2013
Hi, I had no idea that you are on FB, I will look for you.
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9. hurricanecrab
2:56 AM GMT on February 07, 2013
I know where you are also. Talked about it on another buddy's blog here just yesterday. I'm envious!

EDIT: Nope, I was wrong. I join the ranks of those who don't know where you are...


but I'm still envious! :D
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8. Barefootontherocks
2:24 AM GMT on February 07, 2013
Somewhere in Iowa? A complete guess.

I don't know where you are, Patti, but the pictures and story make the place interesting. Sculptures to covered bridge. A bicycle trail. A railroad line. Neat, wherever it is.
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7. AllyBama
1:26 AM GMT on February 07, 2013
....:)
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6. palmettobug53
1:23 AM GMT on February 07, 2013
Haven't a clue, despite all your clues. I'm not going to break down and ask Uncle Google, either.

Jackson?
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5. redagainPatti
12:30 AM GMT on February 07, 2013
Quoting Proserpina:
"The Huckleberry Railroad was so named because it ran so slow. A person could jump off the train, pick a few huckleberries, and jump back on the train with minimum effort"

I know where you are but I agree with Sarah, I am not going to spoil the fun!


I understand the train was know to break down a lot too. So many times they had lots of time to pick along the tracks. Thumbs up Proserpina! Well done...
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4. OGal
5:13 PM GMT on February 06, 2013


Yep the post on the lights. I read it on FB this morning.
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3. redagainPatti
4:08 PM GMT on February 06, 2013
LOL... did not know the post showed up on FB ... the one about the lights?
Thank you both of you guys
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2. Proserpina
4:03 PM GMT on February 06, 2013
"The Huckleberry Railroad was so named because it ran so slow. A person could jump off the train, pick a few huckleberries, and jump back on the train with minimum effort"

I know where you are but I agree with Sarah, I am not going to spoil the fun!
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1. OGal
3:47 PM GMT on February 06, 2013



i know where you are but I won't spoil it for others. I saw your post on FB.
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The nick, redagain is short for the words - "Redwoods again". It stands for a goal to sleep again in a tent under the Redwood Trees in northern Ca.