[Ansteorra] comments on Western Region problem

SoldierGrrrl soldier.grrrl at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 10:20:43 PST 2008

On Jan 9, 2008 12:03 PM,  <estarkey at camalott.com> wrote:

> Midland/Odessa are about 30 miles apart on I-20, Big Spring is about an hour
> east on i-20, and abilene is another hour and a half further east.  From
> Sweetwater (where I-20 hooks up to 84 going toward Lubbock, about an hour
> from both Big Spring and Abilene, it's about a 2 hour drive.  you can cut
> off a bit taking 87 out of Big Spring going to Lubbock for those folks.
> Amarillo is about an hour and a half drive north on I-27 from Lubbock, and
> Borger a bit further up.  Not the distances people really want or can afford
> to drive once or twice a week at $3.00 a gallon for gas, let alone late on a
> weekday when you have to get up at 6 to go to work the next day.

This is one of the reasons folx from Killeen have such a hard time
getting to the "local" fighter practices.  My husband, Ionnes, gets up
at 0500 to get to PT, and works until 1700 or later most days.
Carpooling is an option, sometimes, but most of the guys we could ride
with have the same schedule.

Helena Dalassene
> Ryah, Mendersham.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rose & Chad" <love at roseandchad.net>
> To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 10:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] comments on Western Region problem
> > I'm hearing alot about this distance thing... What kind of distances are
> > we talking about here? We have members that come in from Altus, which is
> > about an hour away... But they don't get to come to every weekly meeting
> > and most of the later-in-the-evening one are kinda out since they have to
> > include drive time back home... Just kinda curious...
> >
> >  R the O
> >
> > Paul DeLisle <ferretpd at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  The essence of this "breeding ground" is the local groups. If the number
> > of
> > "local groups" is reduced to two, the distances involved to "belong" to a
> > group are simply too far for any reasonable person to consider travelling
> > regularly.
> >
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