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Old 02-02-2016, 09:50 AM   #1
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Texas country air


Texas Country Air will be held in Quanah, Texas October 18-23, 2016

This will be our second year. Due to the great participation last year we are limiting our registration to the first 150. Please note that Texas Country Air is a FREE Rally. For a registration brochure contact:

Texas Country Air is the largest urban camping experience in the United States. It is centered around the Hardeman County Courthouse in Historic downtown Quanah, Texas. All parking spaces are on a first come first served basis. All camping is dry camping. Generators not exceeding 72 db are approved for use. Pump out services and free offsite dump stations available.

This year our theme is: Texas Country Air Salutes Our Veterans

Parking begins Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 1 PM. All participants will need to meet at the North Side Hardeman County Safety Rest Area 5 miles East of Quanah on Hwy 287 . All participants will then be escorted to their parking spaces in downtown Quanah by our Jeep patrol. Our Jeeps are coordinated by Club members and Amateur Radio operators.

Tuesday evening kicks off with a welcoming ceremony and a patriotic salute to our Veterans.

Wednesday morning begins with an optional open grill breakfast , official Greeting by State, County and City Officials.
1PM Buses load for :
That afternoon we will tour the Historic Comanche Medicine Mounds. This area is not open to the public. Texas Country Air participants have been invited. Don't miss this rare opportunity.
The Wednesday evening entertainment features the Eagle Flats Brats Dulcimer Group. This group plays around the Southwestern United States. They have been featured the last two years at the Taos, New Mexico Wool Festival.

Thursday morning begins with a walking tour of downtown Quanah. At 10 AM The Texas Department of Criminal Justice will present a rare seminar featuring their Bloodhound tracking K-9s.
At 1 PM a wood fired Pizza oven demonstration by Australian author and engineer ALAN Watt will be presented.
2PM begins a Weather Seminar presented the National Weather Service. Rick Smith will be our host. This was well received last year.
3PM A seminar by world renown Artist and Airstream owner Elizabeth Jose will be presented.
5:30 Buses leave for a field trip to the Comanche Springs Observatory. Prepare for a evening of star gazing in the wide open spaces of Texas. For those not wanting to attend the Observatory the Three Rivers Ballroom will be open with live piano music, games and visiting.

8 AM Friday morning starts off with a Habitat for Humanity project. Many will want to get involved with this worthwhile community and Rally project.
10 AM a introduction to Amateur Radio
11 AM Author Bill Neal will present a very entertaining seminar entitled Courtroom Gladiators of Yesteryear.
3 PM The new Texas Navy. A seminar presented by Major Bob Bailey of the Texas Dept of Public Safety
7:30 The evening show begins with some traditional Texas Honky Tonk music with Tommy Hooker and the band

8 AM Saturday morning begins with a Golf Scramble at the Quanah Country Club
Also at 8 AM a Amateur Radio Class begins. Those wanting a Amateur License here is your chance. A one day course for the Technician Class license with the test being administered at 5 PM.
10 AM a Display of military vehicles with two military aircraft begins.
7:30 The evening show features The Brian Francis Big Band with the music of the 40s in a USO type show and costume ball for the Rally participants.

Above we have listed only a few of our seminars. Various seminars, concerts and demonstrations will be taking place all day every day. A final schedule will be posted in October.

To register contact: david@highsiesta.comm

Please share and like our page on Facebook. Texas Country Air

Texas Country Air is sponsored by The Texas Plains Unit of WBCCI, The Three Rivers Foundation and QEDC.

For additional information of questions contact:
Bill Price or 940-839-8567

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Old 10-24-2016, 12:07 PM   #2
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Folks,...if you missed this... you really lost an opportunity, but you can make it up NEXT YEAR!

Everything was FREE and the Texas Plains Unit really did a BANG-UP RALLY!

Big Band concert in the 3-Rivers Ballroom was the finale night, but it was a CONSTANT week of surprises as the Plains Unit really outdid anything imaginable. (Read the description again, and I can promise that it was better than imagined!)

Met Airstreamers from all over the country, some as far away as Montana and Canada, and made many new friendships that will be forever treasured.

One cannot simply imagine the generosity and friendliness of the citizens and elected officials of Quanah, Texas! (The County Judge, Ronald Ingram cannot be trusted however.... Having never met him before this rally, ... my personal experience in making only a small joke about him picking up my lunch tab backfired to my utter embarrassment when the café refused to take my money! .... the judge himself had already paid my tab out of his own pocket!
Beware: Quanah politicians apparently do what they say and cannot be trusted to disregard the wishes of citizens, even when joking! )


Thank you Bill Price and ALL!

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Old 10-24-2016, 08:28 PM   #3
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That's the best sounding lineup of events I've seen as to my being attracted (past technical and vintage). And what a nice place to have it.

Have wanted to see the Mounds for more than 30-years, too.

Great report.

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Old 10-24-2016, 08:40 PM   #4
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Somehow I overlooked this thread earlier in the year - otherwise, I would have added to it from time to time as the rally date approached and again during the event.

This was a great rally! Put it on your list for 2017 - no question about it, if you are within a days drive you should make it a point to be there in October 2017.

Had a great time, met lots of good people, the volunteers did an excellent job and the town really supported this event.

I'm not sure if this rally was intended to be part of the "Urban Air" series of rallies that have been discussed and held elsewhere but the coordinators of this rally did a fantastic job adopting the Urban Air principles. The local community was definitely involved. Local shops were pleased with the cash-mob influx of money. All participants gained a better understanding of the surrounding area, attended a series of useful seminars, ate some wonderful food and generally had a grand old time.

Hats off to all that made this rally possible. It was a very unusual and interesting event. I don't know what you'll do next year to top it!
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:55 PM   #5
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A few pictures...

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A decendant of Quanah Parker performing a native blessing on the crowd at the Medicine Mounds.

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Old general store (now museum) in the town of Medicine Mound.

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Georgia Pacific was a sponsor. GP makes commercial grade wallboard (not sheetrock) at the nearby Acme, TX plant. GP gave each RV in attendace an armfull of paper products.
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