It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!

The DC Trifecta chose Things I Like About My Favorite City to be this week’s Friday Five theme.  If you’ve read my blog for very long, you know how much I loved my time spent in Blacksburg while attending Virginia Tech; and that Bill and I return every chance we get.  My heart always does a little happy dance whenever we’re there!

It’s no surprise that Business Week chose Blacksburg, VA as the best place in the US to raise children.  Although I doubt it will ever happen, Bill and I would consider moving there under the right circumstances.

There are so many things that I love about Blacksburg, but in the spirit of Friday Five, I’ll limit it to just five things – even though I am taking some liberties considering Blacksburg is a town and not a city…..

1.  Blacksburg has got a small town feel to it.


2.  Blacksburg is nestled in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern Virginia.


Distant mountain view from outskirts of town


MountainViewFrom VirginiaTechCampus

Mountain view from campus


3.  Although it’s got a small town feel, there’s a plethora of things to do.  Whether you’re into the arts, athletics, or running and hiking in the great outdoors, you’ll always find something to keep you entertained.


Cascades Falls – photo courtesy of Bill


4.  I always feel young when I’m in Blacksburg even though the median age there is 22.  I may be a few years older than that, but there’s something about that place that makes me feel young at heart.


Tasting a Rail, but sticking to my margarita at TOTS


5.  Blacksburg is the home of Virginia Tech, and my beloved Hokies!


VT vs Miami 2011 – photo courtesy of Bill


Even though there’s very little chance Bill and I will ever move back to Blacksburg, it’s fun to imagine what life might be like if we did…..


  • Questions:
  • Where do you visit that makes your heart dance?
  • Have you lived in a place that you’d love to return to live?
  • Are you racing this weekend?