11.18.2014

Tell Me About Your Town: Things About My Town I Am Thankful For

I'm really excited to be linking up with Amanda and Rebecca today for the first "Tell Me About Your Town" linkup. You can find more about it here! Today's prompt is "Things About My Town I Am Thankful For." Although we have only lived in Missouri about a year and a half, it has really grown on me and I am starting to appreciate it a lot more. 

Since I am a graduate student, I spend a lot of my time on campus. One of the things about this town that I am most thankful for is this beautiful area. Mizzou's campus has amazing architecture and history. Although it was a transition after coming from a small university, I really love it here and it makes me feel incredibly fortunate to be a student.


Something I was really worried about before moving to Missouri was how sustainable it would be. I'm a big fan of all things sustainable. Growing up on the liberal west-coast, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect in terms of conservation. To my surprise, our town is really sustainable. This is probably because we are a big agriculture school. There are a number of community gardens and recycling programs around town that are pretty visible and well-known. There are award programs for using reusable grocery bags and recycling your plastics. I'm a fan.

The final thing about our town I am thankful for is how bicycle friendly it is. Although there are a few roads without bike lanes, overall it is a really great place for cyclists like my husband and me. It really makes commuting more pleasant and less nerve wracking.


What about your town makes you thankful for living there? What makes it stand out, in your opinion?

The Rambling Llama
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32 comments :

  1. I did not know you are living in Columbia! My husbands whole family are all Mizzou graduates! The campus is beautiful! I always enjoy coming up there to the games! We live in Southern Missouri and my favorite thing is all the farming we have! The cotton is gorgeous when it is about ready to be picked! ;) Great post!

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  2. How funny!! It's such a small world. We just moved here a little over a year ago!

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  3. What are you getting your graduate degree in?

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  4. Your campus is gorgeous!! One thing I missed about not going to a "big school" was how beautiful some college campuses are. Unfortunately, Montgomery is not bike friendly at all! Not in town anyway, there are a few bike lanes on the "country" roads for the road bikers - but commuting in town would be impossible!

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  5. Those are some absolutely gorgeous photos. Your campus is so beautiful! I really love those buildings!

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  6. My sister is in Missouri (she's a prof at WashU) but also teaches online for Mizzou! I'm glad you are liking the Midwest :)

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  7. Ah WashU is awesome! We collaborate a lot with them :)

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  8. Thanks but I definitely can't take credit for the photos! I'm so fortunate to have a husband that is a photographer!

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  9. Isn't it beautiful? Yeah I definitely missed out on that in my undergraduate work too! You'll just have to come visit Columbia and bike here :)

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  10. Holy cow, it looks like the Notre Dame on your campus!! I love the eco aspect you talk about too. Thanks for linkup up!

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  11. Isn't it beautiful? I totally wasn't expecting it the first time I visited for interviews! hahaha

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  12. I have been thinking of going to Mizzou for graduate school (I'm a Psychology major too!). I'd love to hear your thoughts and opions on that sometimes.

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  13. Graduate school for what? You'll have to e-mail me!

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  14. I might be late to the party but I think I'll do a post on this later in the week! So fun!! I love how bicycle friendly your town is, so neat! That campus looks so pretty!!

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  15. I love living in a bike-friendly city! Missou's campus looks AMAZING!! So beautiful. What a great city you live in!

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  16. You should definitely join in! It's a monthly linkup so there will be other chances too! And yes it really is gorgeous here!

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  17. It really is amazing! Thanks for reading :)

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  18. Our town is bike friendly too, love it!

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  19. It's so nice to have the option to ride!

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  20. Love that your town is bike friendly. It makes all the difference. We claim to be, but there's not specific lanes in the road like you have. Such a pretty town!

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  21. It's so nice to see a bike friendly town--they are few and far between in my area!

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  22. a whole bike boulevard?! wow. bikers here hardly even get a shoulder to bike on. and that campus is gorgeous!

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  23. We are pretty fortunate around here! :)

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  24. I feel like I expected the worst out of Missouri especially after coming from the mostly bike-friendly west coast, but oh was I wrong!

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  25. Thanks lady! You'll have to come check it out sometime!

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  26. Loved this post. I miss Mizzou and Columbia so badly!!!!!! I wish I could visit. It's been almost 3 years since I've been back!!! Is the Artisan coffee shop still there?? I spent many nights and days studying there. Memorial is my favorite building. I just love the detailed architecture. And you're right, Mizzou has so much history. I love it!!! Thanks for posting this :)

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  27. Glad you liked it! Columbia misses you too! And I haven't heard of that coffee shop so probably not!

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  28. Gabrielle TrenbathApril 18, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Wow, I've never thought of visiting Missouri but if I ever make it to the US I'll have to visit it

    http://blogsbygabrielle.blogspot.com.au

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  29. I never thought of visiting it either and definitely didn't plan to ending up here for graduate school but I'm glad we did!

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