I do not understand some things in northern Virginia

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The cause of the slow traffic and grid lock in northern Virginia is the people who live there. They are lip lazy and shorten Northern Virginia to NOVA. Not "nova" as something new or a new star, but "nova" which in Spanish means "It does not move" and when used in reference to motor vehicles means "its broken down".

Thank God I live west of Richmond, so traffic is not as bad.

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At the hint of snow the minimum acceptable speed whether or not the road is paved, regardless of road width or number of vehicles is 70 miles per hour. Therefore again this morning we have to deal with ... aw heck just take a look ...
 

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LOL, I've an old photo of that exit that I have been looking for to post to this thread. My undergrad was in Toledo, Ohio, and at one point my mother was traveling to Troy (from the Cleveland area) for work for several months. I decided to visit her, and my father gave me directions. He said, "You want to exit at, and I'm not making this up, Exit 69; Big Beaver Road."
That is the only reason I'd brought a camera with me.
 

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I'm even more confused... Virginia... who was she?

Queen Elizabeth I of England. She was the virgin queen and Virginia was named after her.

Overall, place names rarely make much sense. But it would beveven more confusing if you change them.
 

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Was Boris's Godunov?
 
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Another thing in northern Virginia that does not make sense to me. What is the connection that local people here have to Vermont? I cannot believe that so many were born in Vermont, went to college in Vermont or own property in Vermont. Yet they plaster their cars in trucks with Vermont stickers. It all seems so hokie to me. :crazy:
 

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Another thing in northern Virginia that does not make sense to me. What is the connection that local people here have to Vermont? I cannot believe that so many were born in Vermont, went to college in Vermont or own property in Vermont. Yet they plaster their cars in trucks with Vermont stickers. It all seems so hokie to me. :crazy:
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Or is it dancing hokie pokie?
 
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Which she?
Three what?

Interested readers want to know!
 

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... but why Vermont? I could understand, maybe, New Hampshire which has a state motto: Live, Freeze and Die!
 

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I spent my first two seasons with the US Forest Service stationed at the Beaver Glade Station. The following ten years I was stationed about 10 miles up the road at Indian Dick Station.
 
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I spent my first two seasons with the US Forest Service stationed at the Beaver Glade Station. The following ten years I was stationed about 10 miles up the road at Indian Dick Station.

So you know that they are making a Martha Washington monument?
A hole 555 feet deep.

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