**TESSA/Texas Storm Conference 2005**

Originally posted by Bill Hamilton
The countdown has started.
I am really looking forward to this conference and meeting some of the people I have come to know from ST. It sounds like there will be a good showing of people there. Drive/Fly safe getting there.

Yep! T-Minus 23.5 hours and counting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We will be leaving early this afternoon as we have an errand to run in Dallas before close of business today......and that also means we will be down there in good time for the conference.

TESSA will be THE event in Tornado Alley!!!

KR
 
so...will there be a stormtrack.org booth where we can all gather and have our family picture taken? :D

or maybe a sticker that says "Hi, I'm a stormtrack dork. My name is______"
 
Originally posted by John Cameron
so...will there be a stormtrack.org booth where we can all gather and have our family picture taken? :D

or maybe a sticker that says \"Hi, I'm a stormtrack dork. My name is______\"

LOL, well, no. But Tim Marshall will be holding up the ST tradition as always at his own table. I am sure his collection of ST CDs and DVDs will be on offer as always - along with perhaps his 2004 DVD?? We shall see.....can't wait!

The doors should open around 7:00am and your truly will be working the registration table...

KR
 
My plane leaves this evening from Denver at 7pm, so I'll be landing in Dallas sometime after 9. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! I'll be wearing my traditionally infamous "T. LAUBACH" #81 jersey, so don't hesitate to say WASSUP!

Ciao!
 
Originally posted by Chris_Sanner
Checking in, will be there tommorow. Only problem is we're leaving AOA 3-4AM :shock: Hoping to see everyone there!

lol...yep, I'll be hittin the road before 5:00....but compared to my normal schedule, that's sleepin in!! :shock: 8)
 
We wouldn't be leaving as early, but I'm factoring in a stop at I-Hop or Denny's or a local breakfast favorite in the area. Anyone have any suggestions for breakfast close to the convention site?
 
Originally posted by Chris_Sanner
We wouldn't be leaving as early, but I'm factoring in a stop at I-Hop or Denny's or a local breakfast favorite in the area. Anyone have any suggestions for breakfast close to the convention site?

I don't know Arlington that well - but I'm pretty sure it's got a "strip" like any other city around those parts on the highway with a bunch of restaurants........if I knew a good non-chain "mom n' pop" I'd recommend it to you. Sorry!

If all else fails.....bring a box of Krispy Kreme...... :D

KR

Oh - EDIT - lunch will be some great BBQ offered at the Bob Duncan Center itself.....so you don't have to worry too much about lunch - it's like $6 each.
 
Just north of I-20 on S. Cooper St. are McDonald's - and across the street from one of them there is apparently a La Madeline (AWESOME). Try it if you can.

Not sure if very much is open then!!!!

KR
 
The conference was great! Got to meet a few from ST finally. Tony, I saw you walking around with the #81 jersey on but never got to shake your hand. Met Bill from OK and Shane, and Mike (I forget the last name)....nice to meet you guys. Shane and Bill said there were a bunch of others there. It was a great all around turnout.


The only real dissapointment was the lack of time Al Moller had. He is an excellent speaker, but time being limited, he was rushing through the end of his talk. (HINT more time next year please! :wink: )

Also, Gary Woodall's talk was excellent (as usual). Another fantasitic speaker. As well as Rodger Edwards.

At the end of the day when they were giving away door prizes.....the director anounced...."next prize is a dvd by Shane Adams entitled....hey this is Love!....something you tape on your non chase days?".....lol


It was a great time....kudos to everyone who made this event happen, and thanks!
 
Had to leave before the last speech because of prior commitments up in Oklahoma, so I missed that. But overall, I learned a few new things, as I'm sure everyone might have! :)

Happy to meet everyone, saw Tony, Shane, Mickey, Bill, and several more, I'll remember the names as I finish posting this, but glad to meet everyone and I'm hoping to see everyone out there next year!
 
Wow what a great time I had yesterday. Shane and I had a booth there and sold some of our DVDs and met so many interesting people. I want to thank everyone here on ST that bought a copy of my DVD.

I was only able to see one presentation and that was Allan Mollers speech. What a great speaker. Not only was the core of the presentation good but his speech techniques were really good.

Any way it was nice meeting many of you here on ST.

Mick
 
All in all the TESSA conference was pretty good. Gary Woodall did put on a good show. Like most people are saying, Al Moller's segment was good but he did need more time. He was quite rushed towards the end to get it all in due to time constraints.
There were a number of ST members at attendance. Met up with Mick "Tic Tak" again...LOL
I formally met Tim V., Shane, Jo, Chad, Chris Sanner, Tim Johnson, Scott Weber. I saw Gene and Karen Rhoden and Tony Laubach but never got a chance to say HI! There were others that I didn't see I am sure because I did see their one of a kind vehicles there.
 
Originally posted by Bill Hamilton
Met up with Mick \"Tic Tak\" again...LOL

Thats real funny Bill. :) For those who give a rats rear; the story behind the "Tic Tak" is that they misspelled my last name on my vendor ID. So instead of reading Mickey Ptak it was Mickey Ttak. So I am now "Tic Tak".

Here is a link to some images of our day at TESSA.
http://www.mesomick.com/TESSA.htm

Mick
 
TESSA was great, saw and got to hang out with lots of bros I don't often see, and met several people throughout the day. Thanks to all my chase bros who made the day so much fun with the comorodary, to everyone who bought a DVD, and to Martin Lisius and everyone at TESSA for putting it all on.

Special thanks to Mickey Ptak, who did a fabulous job of making our vendor table attractive and professional, as well as being some great company for nine solid hours of sitting around.

Very special thanks to Chad and Jo, who helped out all day by running for food, watching our table so we could sneak in for Al's presentation, and giving us some ideas/pointers throughout the day to enhance our display. Couldn't have done it without you guys.
 
I'm looking for some "testimonials" about TESSA now that it is over and done with to put on the post-event webpage.

Could anybody who attended and would like to see their comments about TESSA online please email me at [email protected] with a short paragraph or two talking about what you liked? I'd appreciate it.....

In particular, I'd like to get some testimonials about Gary Woodall's super-talk, and also Al Moller's and Louis Wicker's talks.

Thanks,

KR
 
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