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The back roads and November vistas of western Virginia

By Lynn R. Mitchell

2While traveling the back roads from Blacksburg home to Augusta County, the winter woods opened vistas of the fields and mountains of western Virginia as we traveled through Montgomery, Giles, Craig, Botetourt, Allegheny, Bath, and finally Augusta. In Giles County, we stopped to check out this covered bridge located within a mile of Rt. 42 at Newport.

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Fishersville Mike: ‘Can we piggy back?’ high speed internet on pipeline

Pipeline mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Fellow SWAC blogger Fishersville Mike picked up on my post about running fiber optics aka high speed internet with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that is proposed to be buried from West Virginia through Virginia to North Carolina (see What if Dominion Virginia Power ran high speed internet with Atlantic Coast Pipeline?).

Mike wrote:

SWACgirl has a good idea – adding high-speed internet cables to the Dominion gas pipeline right-of-way. The pipeline must go through rural areas, and they don’t think they’ll benefit from potential industrial uses of the natural gas. But giving them easier access to internet – might be a good sweetener.

What do you think?

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Baling hay in Shenandoah Valley

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????Our neighbor is baling hay trying to beat three days of rain moving into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. More photos under the fold.

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