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Old 03-06-2004, 09:33 PM   #1
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Region 9 computer rally over

Just rolled at noon in from a week at North Texas Airstream Community (NTAC) where I was teaching at the computer rally. We had 24 students and it seemed to be a big success.

There were some questions about NTAC recently on another thread. NTAC is a going operation. There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 lots with full hookup; most of them are occupied by "villas" which are metal residences with a bay for the Airstream. Some of the villas are quite extensive; I toured several that probably equal my 2500 sq ft house in living space.

In addition to the villas, there are 2 streets of brick homes, each with a high bay for an Airstream. A large proportion of the lots with villas are nicely landscaped; the remainder are nicely mowed. As an instructor, I was a guest of the incoming region VP who has a second grassed lot next to their villa.

There are 35 guest spaces, a large and a small meeting room, and good bathroom facilities. Everything on site was in top shape. Interior roads are wide and smooth. There is a Wal-Mart and a Love's truck stop within view of the park. Better yet, good meals are available dirt cheap at adjoining Hill Junior College.

The photo shows my Classic by my host's villa.
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Some villas at NTAC

Here is a view up through one of the streets. BTW, the site is fenced and gated.

The tire tracks are mine and are the result if about 2" of the hardest rain I have ever seen. Major hail was predicted and they found empty villas so that everyone who wanted to hook up could get under cover. I hooked up quickly and got both truck and trailer under cover. The wind was so strong that it unroofed a number of buildings a few miles away and overturned 18-wheelers on the highway. I had no damage.
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NTAC guest area

here are some of the 35 guest sites. All of the units seen here are folks attending the computer classes.
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Another view

The guest area and the clubhouse.

Hillsboro is a very depressed town with most manufacturing gone; the highway is the main cash cow here. There is an outlet mall, a lot of restaurants, and the usual fast food places. Local folks consider the Airstreamers to be rich!

The local junior college actually has a major in Rodeo! The arena is just south of NTAC.
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By the way

I am now firmly committed to be the webmaster of the Region 9 web site beginning in July when the new officers take over.

I will be giving a short seminar in web site creation at the region 9 rally this month in Canton, TX.
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I am now firmly committed to be the webmaster of the Region 9 web site beginning in July when the new officers take over.

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John, you have both my congatulations and condolences.
It looks like the place you had the rally is quite elaborate, is there any more info or pictures of this place online?
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John, you have both my congatulations and condolences.
It looks like the place you had the rally is quite elaborate, is there any more info or pictures of this place online?
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There is a link on the current Region 9 website, but it doesn't open. There may have been some online info at one time, but it is apparently gone now. Something for me to look into when I take over in July.

BTW, a local firm set up both wireless and ethernet broadband free for us while the school was in session and gave us a seminar on wireless.
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