My in laws moved down to Florida 10 years ago. They and many around them are selling stuff at a loss to come home. And
this is VERO BEACH, a fairly nice area. So go figure.
Mass has its bumps, but the bonuses way out shine the negatives. Services are tremendous. And I am not talking free bee
crap. Education, health, any commercial service or product. Geographically, we have it all, so what ever you prefer, there is
a spot for you. Historically,.....are you kidding? We are Americas home town, showed the rest of the Colonies that you could
stand up to the Red Coats! ( Smitty, THAT would be the "set" that many native Yankees are endowed with.) Culture, we have
more than pretty much the rest of the country. Not that even a small % take advantage of it, a place with out it feels "different" and not in a good way.
Problems? Plenty, but no deal killers that I see. The general down turn is actually good to trim the budget of our SUPER
liberal gov. Can not spend what you do not have! The judiciary screwed us on GAY unions, mainly not because they were
not "technically" correct, but because the will of the people was ignored. Why? Because they can, judges are appointed,
not elected. That should be fixed. We need more political diversity. All democrat is bad. Just as all Republican is bad.
Smitty, living in a urban area is WAY different than the sticks. People and traffic every where. You can not kill them all
in a rage, there are so many, you would only get a couple before someone took you out
, watch the news. Every once in
a while some one tries it, and gets whacked for the effort. You think there are guns in the rural areas? Metro Boston
is armed to the teeth.
As far as the state park thing.....motor sports have been snubbed, no doubt. Having grown up using those parks
I can say the motor sport-4wheel community screwed themselves on this. The die was cast long before "Tread Lightly"
campaign was started.....too late. Not that it could not be turned around and access gained. Just as the the envio-wheenies
worked to get motor sports excluded, motor sports could work and gain access. Comes back to having a set and the
brains to use them. Smitty, THAT could be your political mission.....you up for it? You do realize that there is a better
than even chance that our next GOV is going to be a republican? Who will need help for his effort, and when successful
will lend his ear to those that helped?
So not perfect, but I would not live anywhere else. There is no place like home!