Blacksburg really is a new world to us. We left the hustle and bustle of the DC area for slow, small-town Southwestern Virginia. There is one Main Street through town (and yet I've still managed to get lost, but it was a beautiful lost through farmland and a setting sun so I can't complain). Marc bikes to school and to his assistantship (which they have offered to increase because he is so wonderful). Joseph and I walk to the library and to the Farmer's Market. We even walked up to campus to meet Marc at the Graduate School Ice Cream Social on Friday(much better than the happy hours my grad school used to host). We're having a good time, getting settled in and learning to understand the southern accent!