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Re: RE: back from Thanksgiving trip

That really doesn't make a lick of sense, but glad you had a good trip also!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: 12/2/2004 8:30:11 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] back from Thanksgiving trip

Well... no answers as to why... but here, they have put up 5 new hotels, yet
we do not even have ONE grocery store yet. 

Glad you had a safe trip and somewhat enjoyable one too....

> Returned last night from our trip to Chincoteague.  Lovely, as usual.
> Jim, if you haven't been there recently, you would be surprised.  We
> can't quite figure out the economy of the place.  In the last four or five
> years there has been a great housing boom.  Hampton Inns and
> Comfort Suites have both built large structures on the bay-side of
> the island, and townhouses have sprung up all around the island.
> But the service industry seems to be dying on the vine.  One of the
> two supermarkets has closed.  This time we found the all-purpose
> deli-grocery we had relied on for all requirements had closed.  Three
> of the good restaurants have closed.  One of the major gift-shops has
> moved into smaller quarters, as has the one interesting dress shop.
> Why are people investing in real estate in this place where there are
> no service facilities?  What am I missing?  We love the place because
> we love the nature preserve.  We love just relaxing and looking at
> birds and the sea and the bay.  But we also enjoy going out for a good
> meal and a bit of shopping - and that just isn't there any more.  There
> was no good restaurant open on Thanksgiving day.  We had trouble
> finding sandwiches to take on the "special drive" which is open only
> on Thanksgiving weekend, and made do for  dinner with snacks and
> an instant soup.  We made up for it with Crab Imperial the next night,
> but Thanksgiving dinner was a joke.  I'm not really complaining - just
> don't quite understand the economy.
> Auralie

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