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Old 08-18-2007, 02:09 PM   #21
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Sorry for the delay in response, but since I last posted Frank and I drove to Huntsville, Alabama... to check it out as a potential ER location. So far, so good.
Sparkman drive NW and University - near University of Alabama/Huntsville. 1975 still had then a few cottonfields nearby. Last visit - circa 1992, pretty suburbanized. Probably grown more since.

I think there's a moral in there about buy and hold rather than waiting for the right price - or something like that.

Anywise - what's the skinny on Huntsville today? I already have several of the stocks held by DVY.

heh heh heh - the sneaky cross threader strikes! . Pssst - Buffett bought some BAC.
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Sparkman drive NW and University - near University of Alabama/Huntsville. 1975 still had then a few cottonfields nearby. Last visit - circa 1992, pretty suburbanized. Probably grown more since.

I think there's a moral in there about buy and hold rather than waiting for the right price - or something like that.

Anywise - what's the skinny on Huntsville today? I already have several of the stocks held by DVY.

heh heh heh - the sneaky cross threader strikes! .
UncleMick, you wouldn't believe how this place has grown. Even though the population of Huntsville isn't very big, it has the feel of a busy, prosperous suburb of a big city. Lots of traffic zipping around and horns honking, malls everywhere, lots of fast food (ugh!), and new duplex/triplex/fourplex housing developments as well. It's really nice, and the economy is thriving... but I suspect that Frank and I may decide that it is not quite what we were looking for. Springfield (Missouri) is a lot more peaceful and quiet, and I think it will remain our first choice ER location.

We are not so far from where you were and drove past that general area yesterday. The cotton fields are definitely gone! We are staying in a motel down by the von Braun Center, near 231 and Governors Dr. There are some beautiful older homes in this area. Later today we will check out things more. He loves ham radio, so we are attending the Huntsville Hamfest while we are here, and killing two birds with one stone.
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