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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:33 AM

Real G

Seriously though, San Marcos will require a drive from the airport, so THAT’S where the road trip happens!

 
The nearest commercial airport is Austin, and its only about a 10 to 15 minute drive to SanMarcos.   The San Marcos organizing committee is planning an airport shuttle.  San Antonio is 45 minutes to an hour.
 
However,  if you fly into Dallas/Ft Worth (DFW) or Dallas Love (LUV) you can drive part of the way to San Marcos on the Austin Bypass toll road.   Posted speed limit is 80 mph, but few obey it.   The only problem is at night when you might encounter roving packs of puaa on the highway.
  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:23 AM

Good to know a shuttle service is planned.  We were looking for a direct flight from HNL so it limits our airport options.  But driving can be fun, as you are free to go where you will.  The last time I went to Portland, I drove to McMinnville to the Evergreen Museum, which was definitely worth the drive!

So let me recall my high school math; a car travelling at 80 MPH collides with a pig travelling at 2 MPH perpendicular to the path of the car, assuming the car is 3,500 LBS and the driver does not apply the brakes, and the pig weighs 20 LBS, what is the pig‘s new velocity?

But I brake for armadillos.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:44 AM

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So let me recall my high school math; a car travelling at 80 MPH collides with a pig travelling at 2 MPH perpendicular to the path of the car, assuming the car is 3,500 LBS and the driver does not apply the brakes, and the pig weighs 20 LBS, what is the pig‘s new velocity?

 

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That depends upon his launch angle, any gradiant of the roadway, and a few other factors. 

I had the wonderful experience of the Advanced Traffic Collision Investigators course this past September. My brain still hurts from some of the math and problems presented...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:04 AM

They’re not pigs.  They’re PIIIIGGGS!

I remember a couple of zip line guides on the north shore of the Big Island talking about how the puaa love the koa nuts and grow very large.   These guys grow on acorns and whatever else they root up

You can fly direct HNL to DFW on American and connect to Austin/Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:20 PM

Thanks for the flight info!

My cousins hunt wild boar in the mountains over here.  They use dogs and very large knives(!).  They then take the meat and put it in their smoker until it gets cancer.  Obviously they look nothing like me.  They are Klingon, I am the weenie Federation cadet with the big nose and large Adam’s apple.  We nerdy types are “townies”, because we don’t live country.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:00 PM

Hi G

if you plan on renting a car and driving the final leg to San Marcos be sure to add an extra day on either end of the trip.   

About an hour and a half west of San Marcos is Fredericksburg,TX.   It is the birthplace and childhood home of Admiral Chester Nimitz.  The museum of the Pacific War is located there.  There are a number of exhibits;  a Cactus Airforce Wildcat,  a B25, an Avenger, a PT boat,  one of the Pearl Harbor mini-subs.   Plus more.  The gallery which covers the prelude to the war with the historical conflicts between Japan and China is well done,  better than other WWII museums.  

I don’t know if the San Marcos organizing committee is planning a bus tour to Fredericksburg, but it is well worth it and will easily take a day to see it all.   

Oh, and the food, beer, and wine are good there too.  

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:56 PM

Brilliant photo's thanks for sharing. You must have quite a few large model shows in the USA. We just have one major one here in the UK and it's some distance to travel.

I don't tend to go as about 80% of the show is military and I tend to build more competition and beach buggy cars than anything else.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:46 PM

EdGrune - If we drive, we will definitely make time to see other things!  Thanks for the heads up.

PatW - I was able to go to Scale Model World at Telford a few years ago and it was the most amazing model show I have ever seen!  It was far away, but worth it!

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