[Stargate] New to the Area
silverhands at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 7 21:47:17 PST 2007
On Mar 7, 2007, at 10:26 PM, Amy Adams wrote:
> Good evening,
> My name is Lady Irina Vukoslava. I will be moving to
> Houston April 4th from Atlantia to work at Memorial
> Herman Medical Center in the NICU. I managed to find
> an apartment in the Aldine area (hope I made a good
> I am looking forward to meeting everyone.
> I have varied interests, including rapier, cooking,
> needlework and other fibergeek interests, scribal, and
> glass bead making.
> See you in April!
Welcome in advance to the Stellar Kingdom, and to Stargate -- and
congratulations on the new job! :-)
By "the Aldine area" I assume that you mean near Aldine Rd. Aldine Rd
runs west-east from roughly I-45 North (locally called the "North
Freeway"), past the Hardy Toll Rd (a great but not-free way to get
north out of town from there), past JFK Boulevard (the route to
Houston Intercontinental Airport), to US-59 North (called the "Eastex
Freeway" because it goes to East Texas).
That covers a lot of ground, some of which is very nice, and some not-
so-nice, but in general it's an ok part of town.
If you head south on either I-45 or US-59 into town, it's an easy
drive to the Medical Center (other than during rush hour [7-9 am, 4-6
pm]). You'll be "inside the beltway" (Beltway 8, a.k.a. the Sam
Houston Toll Way, a toll road for most of the way around Houston
except in your area near the airport), which means you'll be fairly
convenient to most things in central Houston. Closer in would be
"inside the loop" (Loop 610). Folks who live "inside the loop" tend
to have a very localized view of town. :-)
Stargate has a web site that lists local meetings, upcoming local
If you have any questions that aren't answered there, this email list
is probably the best place to ask them.
Currently, Populace meetings are held on the first Monday of each
month at a restaurant near US-290 and Loop 610 (i.e., just a short
distance southwest of you). [It's probably moving to a different
location soon, so check the web site or look for announcements on
this email list.] There's a weekly fighter practice (both chivalric
and rapier) held jointly by Stargate and our neighbor barony to the
south, Loch Soilleir, at the University of Houston.
There are *lots* of opportunities in this neck of the woods for
rapier fighting, crafty stuff (including cooking, scribal and fiber
arts) and other areas of interest (bardic, dance, archery,
equestrian, etc.). And there are lots of folks in the health
professions (nurses, etc.) who play in the local groups, so you
shouldn't have any trouble finding kindred souls. :-)
Again, welcome. :-)
(6th Baron of Stargate [1995-2000], OP)
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