Friday, July 25, 2008

In the Know-My Town

My blog buddy Pepper Lady does something called In The Know where she ask a question on her blog. This week it was What you like and don't like about your town.
I had to give it a bit of thought and first of all I live in a city instead of a town, but we are not a big city. We only have one shopping mall, one Target, and one Walmart and one K-mart. We do however have about a dozen 7-11 convience stores and several strip shops.
I like living here because we are close to bigger cities like Norfolk and Virginia Beach. So we have the bay and the ocean close by. We are also close to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. With all of that close by there is usually always something to do.
We are about an hour to Richmond Va. Two and a half hours to Washington DC and approximately 4 hours to the mountains. Water and mountains....the best of both worlds

On the downside
We only have one shopping mall, One walmart, one Target and one K-mart. Sometimes it is hard to find what you want because the stuff gets picked over fast.
Speaking of fast, we need more fast food restaurants.
We do have buses but no other means of public transportation (unless you count a taxi)
On the plus, we have a Amtrak Train station and a bus station for either Grey hound or Trails-way. Sorry I can't remember which one because I've never had the need to ride it.
We also have a airport and fare is usually cheaper than the one in Norfolk
There seems to be a good employment record, but I have never paid attention to the statistics. We have the shipyard here and some other industries so I think that employs a lot of people
Anyway life is good

If you do this question on your blog be sure and drop by Pepper Lady's and leave her your link

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Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

Interesting Patty! I can understand now how you can go about to all of these different places so easily, it's because of your location. I can relate about the clothing issue, we have only one clothing store around here and that's it. Thankfully our Superstore is expanding and will be selling clothes near here, what a relief. Their prices are very good and I can finally buy clothing again.

Interesting idea to purge all that stuff Patty! I'm sure the neighbours would get a kick out of it. I already have 3 garbage bags of stuff I want to let go of, now I just have to find time to get my hubby to drop the stuff off at a thrift store!

July 25, 2008 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger peppylady said...

Thank you for doing "In the Know" we have no public transport system here but with such a low population it would be hard to fund.
No taxi service I know of around here.

I know I would enjoy all the history that is around here.

July 25, 2008 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger peppylady said...

opps..I mean not here but there.

July 25, 2008 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I like where you live. You have a lot of everything. Imagine living in the middle, like me. :(

July 25, 2008 at 8:38 PM  

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