OT: Moving to Indiana

Going to be moving the family to Muncie, Indiana in June and wanted to know if there were any Hokies in the area that do anything for gamedays (Indianapolis included!). Wife got her doctorate and is now going to be working at Ball State (MACTION!).

Leaving Blacksburg for the first time in 19 years but will definitely be making pilgrimages to keep the Big1(2)0 from corrupting my children and teach them the true Hokie way.

Also any recommendations/advice about the area are welcome and appreciated.

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Don't live in a trailer (they're tornado seeds), and make sure you have a good cellar. Otherwise, all good wishes for the move!

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Visit Pawnee, great parks.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

When I found out there wasn't really a Pawnee....

He's already going to be living in the Indiana vacation spot -

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

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Hey Hokiepostmaster,

My GF and I (both Hokies) have been living in Indianapolis for almost three years now. There are a small number of Hokies out here, but we typically don't get together on gamedays. I organized a few meet ups during the 2014 football season after we moved out here, but interest didn't really seem to be there. There is an Indy Hokies Facebook group where people correspond about VT related stuff, but it doesn't get much use.

While I'm not familiar with the Muncie area, Indianapolis has tons of things to do: Major and Minor league sports teams, breweries, museums, and the restaurant scene has drastically improved over the last few years.

Prepare yourself to talk a lot of basketball. Football discussions don't last long out here.

Also prepare yourself for arcane alcohol laws. You can purchase liquor, beer, and wine at most grocery/convenience stores, but not on Sundays, so plan accordingly. Stores also have to choose between selling cold beer and cold soda. Consequently, only liquor stores sell cold beer.

Anyways, that's just a start. Welcome to the neighborhood-ish.

@Fightin_Gobbler

Go Hokies

Go Falcons

Fighting Gobbler,

Thanks for all the info. I'll be working remote for my company and will be traveling into Indy a few times a month as a deal I made with another company to work in theiroffice. I may try to drum up interest for something, maybe WVU if you aren't heading to Fedex for the game. Don't want to be the only one screaming obscenities at the TV.

Looking forward to what Indy has to offer. When I am in the area I'll hit you up again.

~Hokiepostmaster

UPDATE: The local alumni group is starting to get more organized. We now have weekly game watching parties at TwoDEEP brewing in downtown Indianapolis, and we're talking about scheduling trips for our away basketball games at Louisville, at Kentucky, and at Notre Dame.

Check out the Indy Hokies group for updates.

@Fightin_Gobbler

Go Hokies

Go Falcons

I am trying to organise a pre-game party with the Lexington Hokies group for the UK game, I will post something or message someone in that group with details once we get some traction.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

No alcohol on sundays?

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Had a cousin who went to Ball State to play some kinda ball, never saw nor heard from him again. Don't be like him!!

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

indy is pretty cool. journey up to chicago awesome city and super fun. buy heavy coats two things will be common for you cold brutal winters, and severe thunderstorms in may-june.

snowstorms - you wont get the foot of snow in a single night like the east coast, but youll get an inch every other day for months...think i covered all things weather. highly reccommend a cellar not as common as say texas/oklahoma but still get em fersure

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open