Hi y'all, thanks for the replies! Good to know there's somebody here! Lu, I did get your message, thanks! I pretty much live and work online, and belong to quite a few forums, so thankfully I know how most of ''em work.
Btw, Lloyd & Dave, the cold IS too a biggie. Unlike most Texans, I *can* imagine it - I grew up in Wisconsin, so I can't be fooled LOL! Oh yeah - and I know about Laconia too. You're right, it IS one of the big rallies, behind maybe only Sturgis and Daytona, though our local rally here in Austin is definitely on its way up. ;-)
But cold or not, I don't think I'll be joining those who move, at least not while there's still a modicum of liberty to be had here. Roots are too deep in Texas, anchors too strong. That's not to say I don't have a deep interest in this project and what I understand of it so far, though I know I have a lot yet to learn.
But that's what I'm aiming to do, learn. And seems to me there'd be a role for those of us who can't or won't make the physical move, for whatever reason, to nevertheless support and help the effort, yah? So if there is a get-together in the area for those interested, I think I'd like to attend if I can. Hopefully talk my husband into it too, though he's less interested in things political than I am.
Chris (aka txbyrd)