Friday, February 29, 2008

Where O Where Are You?

Thanks everyone who has helped with Little Buckaroo's education. When he graduates Valedictorian from college, I will make sure he thanks all of you.

This has become so much more than I initially thought when I blogged yesterday, Little Buckaroo is so excited. We are going to make a map of where you all live and study your states/towns. So, please, if you have not let me know where you live and something fun, interesting, or even quirky about your town, let us know. We are getting the glue, scissors, and paper ready for our ultimate Bloggy Map. I will take a picture of course and post it later.

Thanks again for helping educate my child!

The Park Wife

13 comments:

Auntie Martha said...

Hi little Buckaroo.
I live in Gadsden, Alabama. We have Noccalula Falls Park about 3 miles from my house.The Falls cascade over 90 feet into a beautiful ravine. The park has trails, botanial garden, Pioneer Homestead which are orginal buildings that have been moved there complete with orginal covered bridges. There is also a 130 site campground with swimming pool. The addy is:
NoccalulaFallsPark.com or GadsdenAlabama.com
An Alabama Grandmother

Asthmagirl said...

We live in the city that was the gateway to the Klondike Gold rush. Almost everyone that went to Alaska went through our city. Our city sits in the middle of a unique inland salt water body of water called Puget Sound. We don't have as big of a tidal movement as the open ocean, therefore our beaches are rocky, not sandy like a coastal beach. We were the host of the '62 worlds fair and the Space Needle and the Monorail still stand in our city. We also throw salmon at our downtown market. It's called Pike Place.
We have three major sports teams, The Seahawks, the Mariners and the Sonics.
Do you know where we are?

Sandy said...

I posted a bunch of pictures, etc. earlier this year at

http://myanderings-myanderings.blogspot.com/2008/01/round-robin-landmarks.html

Have fun, y'all!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Little Buckaroo,
I live in a very small rural town named Cumberland City, Tennessee. Our city has the largest TVA coal-burning fossil plant, aptly named, Cumberland Fossil Plant. Both the city and the plant are located close to the Cumberland River. The fossil plant now sets on the land that used to be my family's farm. I sorely miss the farm, but the plant has given jobs to many people, plus provides power.
Our city is located in Stewart County which is also part of the Land Between the Lake Recreational Area. Many people enjoy camping, hiking, and hunting in this area. It also provides many other attractions, such as, a working 1860 farm.
Have fun with your searches,
Martha

walkingonsunshine said...

Hey there little buckaroo:)
- I live in the second largest city in the United States. There is alot to do here, many movie stars, beautiful beaches, and many suburbs...where do I live?

A.P. said...

Hi!
I stumbled upon your blog recently and couldn't resist helping you out by giving you four places I've studied:

1) I went to college in a town that is the geographic center of Kentucky. Located in Danville, Kentucky, Centre College is one of the best little liberal arts colleges out there. Two things we are famous for: beating Harvard in football back in the 1920s when Harvard was THE football powerhouse; a famous graduate is John Marshall Harlan, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who wrote the lone dissenting opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson and said segregation was unconstitutional.

2.) I also attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tuscaloosa is home to the University of Alabama (You may have heard of a football team we have, and our famous coach Paul "Bear" Bryant) as well as the only Mercedes-Benz plant in the U.S.

3.) I have studied in Vietnam and have visited Ho Chi Minh's Tomb in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. Creepy fact, he's embalmed and displayed in a glass coffin.

4.) I have also studied in the capital of Australia, Canberra. Located about 2 hours from Sydney, Canberra is a planned capital city much like Washington, D.C. While walking about town you might see wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, and wombats. The zoo there has a couple of Tigons - the baby of a female lion and a male tiger.

Sage said...

Hi Little Buckaroo,
I live in Mankato, Minnesota, not a very large town at all, but a lot of people have heard of our town because of The Little House on the Prairie. The book/show takes place in Walnut Grove, a nearby town, and Pa Ingalls always took the grain into the "big" city of Mankato. We are also well known for something not so nice. During the Sioux uprising of 1862, 38 Indians were hanged in Mankato, on a piece of land which is now in front of our library. There used to be a monument on the street corner, but thankfully that was removed, and apparently lost.

My favorite place to spend a vacation is in Seldovia, Alaska, where my son lives. You should check that little village out. It's across Ketchamak Bay from Homer and is an old Russian fishing village. I have some really neat pictures from there, and if you would like to see some of them, have your mom leave a comment on my blog and I'll send them to you.

I also love geography and maps and globes. You are a little buckaroo after my own heart! ~marge~

lolly said...

I posted today...on yesterday's comments :o)

oh well...

OKGardners said...

I sent you some info today about PLUTO, his favorite planet. I hope you got the size comparisons of Earth and other planets. I thought it was very interesting to see the size variations.

We don't mind helping Little Buckaroo, because he is EAGER to learn.

Betty in Oklahoma (next to Arkansas)

A glance at my world said...

I'm from Mounds, Oklahoma. It's a tiny little town (1153 people) near Tulsa. We actually have a book about our town called "Mounds the town that moved twice"...or something like that... Wikipedia has a neat little section on our history. Anyway, I hope this helps with the educating :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Little Buckaroo and Park Wife - I live in Auburn, Michigan. Michigan is shaped like a left-hand mitten. Living in Michigan, you can always use your hand as a mitten to show where you live. We live in between the thumb and first finger :) We have an "upper peninsula" and "lower peninsula" which means our lands stick out into bodies of water. We are surrounded by Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, and Lake Huron. We are called the Great Lakes State.

Our surrounding cities are Bay City, Midland, and Saginaw. Midland is the home of Dow Chemical Company.

My husband grew up in the Detroit area. Members of his family have worked for Ford and Chrysler and also the steel mills.

I am originally from North Dakota where we grow wheat and durum. Wheat is made into flour for making bread. Durum is used to make spaghetti and macaroni.

I am so excited for you to learn all about geography. God bless you in your learning. Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan.

Darlene said...

I live near two places that are absolutely beautiful. Every Thanksgiving the Plaza lights are turned on (Kansas City, Mo) and visitors from all over the world come for the big event. Lights stay lit until Jan 1. You will find many notes of interest regarding the building of the Plaza.

Not far from the Plaza is Parkville, Mo. A quaint little college town located right on the river. The college and church is atop a hill overlooking the river. There's also a walk and park located next to the river.

I hope you can find pictures of the Plaza lights and quaint little Parkville.

Have fun and God bless!

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

Are you still doing this? I like by Knoxville... Knoxville IOWA. ;) It's so small it may not be on the map.