Well, that's what happened over the weekend.
I forgot, until late Friday, that I had a knitting class to teach on Saturday. Right smack dab in the middle of my afternoon. And only one student showed. But, and it's a mighty big but, it was a student that I had taught in my Knitting 101 class less than a month ago.
She thought I did a great job and had been practicing so she signed up for another! WooHoo!
Then yesterday we drove up to visit Mr. Wonderful's Dad.
We had a scrumptious meal and then Mr. Wonderful's dad took us on a tour of
Flint Town. Buick City. The Birth Place of General Motors.
Mr. Wonderful's family is from Flint, when it was a thriving and vibrant city.
Is it possible that Flint is more dead than Detroit? I seem to think it is. I started taking pictures but had to stop because it was so sad.
There is a 130 acre lot called Chevy in the Hole. It's called Chevy in the Hole because it is quite literally located in a natural depression of the Flint River.
There, in the heyday, there were GM plants running full tilt 24-7.
Now, it's a brownfield. 130 acres of cement and weeds. The land is so contaminated that it is difficult to redevelop. For the longest time no on wanted to own it. But, I believe the city of Flint has bought it.
Hopefully they will be able to remediate it and move ahead with plans to build a park there.
Here are a few pics that I got
|They take out the doors and windows to discourage squatters and the like|
|There were huge depressions on either side where other houses used to be|
|Just another random, abandoned factory|
Maybe that's what happened to Flint, they got out of whack. On a grand scale.