Below is an excerpt of a script for a CNN news clip. There are dozens of lifelike wooden penguins made by a local artist displayed in the middle of town and people passing by are absolutely enjoying the scene.
“We just thought it was fantastic and wanted to know exactly what it was and why it’s here.” - “It’s sort of magical. I drove by and thought, am I seeing things or am I seeing a field of penguins in the snow. Is that possible or are my eyes deceiving me?”
They’re not. Rather this march of the penguins … dozens of life-like wooden cutouts - is the work of a local artist. And from the biggest kids to the littlest ones, everyone seems to be pretty pleased with all these penguins. Like Donna Hardy, who stopped by with her great niece and nephew up visiting from Louisiana for the perfect photo opp.
I'm wondering what up marked in bold means/indicates in the sentence above. Especially because there are so many meanings of "up", it's hard for me to figure out which of the many definitions fit here.