15 Years In The Rocket City

src-time-lapse.JPGI’ll be reflecting back on lessons learned over the past 15 years of living in Huntsville in this Sunday’s community column in The Huntsville Times.

We moved here in March 1993, and I’ll admit that it took me some time to get used to the place. We had lived in a “big city” for the previous 7 years (Birmingham and then Nashville), and I often pined for the culture, excitement and choices of a major metropolitan area. But once I settled down and became more rooted in the community, the place sort of started to grow on me. Or maybe I grew into it.

Now many new people are starting to move to this thriving cosmopolitan oasis from all points of the globe, and as an experienced denizen, I decided to lend them a helping hand.

Well, sort of anyway. Check it out this Sunday and you’ll see what I mean. Of course, I’ll link the column on the ol’ blog for those of you who aren’t fortunate enough to actually live here. And don’t worry, I’ll add the first paragraph which will undoubtedly be left off in the online edition.

15 years in The Rocket City–not quite a moon shot, but still a fine ride.

Have a good weekend. Go Duke. GTHC.

  1. That Girl

    Growing up in Florence and now living in Cullman… I thought Huntsville WAS the big city!

  2. mmlace

    Looking forward to it, as always, Dr. Eyeguy! You have a great weekend, yourself. I’ll be enjoying the freak winter weather storm here in March in the Natural State!

  3. bpb

    This is a great photograph!

  4. Mike the Eyeguy

    It is, and if I knew who had taken it, I would sure give them credit!

    It symbolizes us doesn’t it? Our town totem, our citizens moving at the speed of light.

    TG–It’s all relative, ain’t it?

    mmlace–Send some of the white stuff our way. The last time I saw significant snowfall in Huntsville was a 20-incher (okay, maybe it was only 12) in March ’93 (seriously).

  5. Stoogelover

    If I ever had to move back to the south, Huntsville and Nashville would be my choices of places to live. Like “That Girl” I grew up in Florence / Sheffield area and Huntsville was the closest big city. But not big enough to make the drive over.

  6. Mike the Eyeguy

    Stoogey–I would certainly consider Nashville (more specifically, Franklin) if an opportunity came up. I love that area.

    And I might even be talked into moving to the Raleigh-Durham area should the Blue Devils ever need a team optometrist. They wouldn’t have to pay me much–season tickets would suffice.

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