Monday, October 23, 2006

Datastorm Rally - a place for face to face

Here we are, attending our third Datastorm rally. We're at Buckhorn Lake RV Resort in Kerrville, Texas. In case you don't know what 'Datastorm' means. That's the fancy satellite dish on our roof that automatically finds the satellite when we push a button, and gives us broadband Internet. Usually you can pick us out of a crowd because of that satellite dish. Not here. Our friend, Joline, is parked just across the street. And, here's the view looking down the street. A lot of us with Datastorms have gotten to know each other because of the Datastorm Users' Map. Whenever we park, we upload our Lat/Lon coordinates to this map and anyone who wants, can find out exactly where we are. We are number 787. If there is another user on the same section of map, we'll usually send them an email and say, "Hi!". You make many friends this way even though you've never met face-to-face. A few folks came by our rig to say Hi yesterday and, as they met each other, I heard them say, "Oh! You're number 865, I know you!" There are usually about 4-5 numbers on a map of 500 sq miles. Check out the map right now - this is one RV park. Here's our posts from the Rally Last Year (just scroll down past the first post). Datastorm Rally, Post 2 of 4 -->

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