Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Carriage Town Thunderstorm

Monday was a day of firsts in Flint. First mosquito bite. First tornado watch. First severe thunderstorm, complete with warning sirens. I took it all in from the front porch of the house where I'm staying in Carriage Town.


  1. Hi Gordie...Can you tell your readers how you came to stay in a vacant Carriage Town home, why is it vacant, how are the homes selling in this neighborhood, are they reasonably priced, in your estimation is this "Carriage Town" revival working, etc?

  2. Meredith, formerly of Toledo OHJune 9, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    I'm jealous! I'm very jealous of you and your sleeping bag out there in Flint. Thunderstorms are the best. Tornadoes, not so much.

  3. Nothing says "summer in Flint" more than a Tornado siren.

    I remember working at the Miller Rd McDonald's having to take all the customers to the basement for shelter.

  4. Why are you staying in Carriage Town??

    I hope you are armed.

  5. I wish I were there experiencing that storm right now!!! And yes - please tell us more about your stay in Carriage Town!

  6. Oh Christ, Carriage Town isn't that bad. Where Gordie's at (I won't divulge that, though I recognize the house) it's not bad at all. The only major crime that happens is at the liquor store at Grand Traverse and University. I'm not worried driving, walking, or riding a bike through Carriage Town. It's rough, but not as violent as many other parts of the city.

  7. Hey Gordie.....i sent you an e-mail
    are you still planning on stopping by for a photo tour???

    working late thursday night until 8pm

    give me a call
    dave mcdonald


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