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