I have been visiting family at a lake in Virginia, and while it’s not really in the boonies – it sure felt like it! And just what are the boonies, anyway??? Here’s some hats you can buy for it, though! There’s even flickr pictures of the boonies if you search on that word. Must be somewhere…
Her cabin on a the lake is great but sadly it doesn’t always have solid internet connections, and this trip it’s been difficult to do any posting or emails! I’m back in civilization as far as internet goes, and heading to Palm Beach for Fotofusion in the morning. I will be able to post blogs from there and looking for a fun, warm/sunny conference!
OK, I really thought you knew, Kalani – too bad! But let’s consider this thread closed at this point, and we’ll move on to other fun things! Still at Fotofusion, busy with presentations, panel discussions – no time for photos yet.
wheres the boondocks?
i was just joking. i have no idea what they are either =P
Thanks you two, for your input! I hadn’t any internet connection or time to research it but it came up while writing quickly just to stay in touch – and so it’s great to learn about boon being gold, and yes, Bob, Marin might be the boonies from a NYC point of view – West Marin, anyway!
I guess the term boonies is relative to what you’re used to. If you lived in NYC and moved to Marin County, you might feel like it’s the boonies. I think these days the definition is anywhere without enough bandwidth!
a boon was a unit of gold in the elizabethan days. to encourage exploration in the new world the queen propagandized the prospect of discovering ‘boon’ or gold in undiscovered country. the explorers, many of whom were uneducated, poor, and desiring fortune, referred to the new unexplored lands as ‘the boonies’, a place where gold was waiting to be found.