Re: a few questions!
Jeannie Dixon (JD5553@PANAM.BITNET)
Tue, 14 Apr 1992 15:12:26 CDT
Sam, and others:
No, I'm not located in Panama! The "panam" refers to the name of this
university (University of Texas-Pan American). Previous names of this
institution include: Pan American University and Pan American College.
Because we are a "border" institution, the name was apparently chosen years ago
to reflect the use of the root "pan" -- to include all of a group. That is,
"ALL of the Americas" represented in the term Pan American.
We are located in Edinburg, Texas -- which is just about as far south as you
can go and still be in Texas (and the U.S.)! We are on the Rio Grande River,
and here in E'burg about 60 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.
The Girl Scout camp is located in Brownsville, Texas which is basically on the
coast. There is an abundance of wildlife at camp. We regularly see jack
rabbits, large birds of all kinds (chachalacas, owls, hawks, cranes, ducks,
etc.) which are native to the area, bobcats, an occasional coyote (heard more
than seen!)..... The tempting part is that this resaca is just right slap dab
in the middle of camp. You go by it to go to your cabins, to go swimming in
the pool, to go to the dining hall, etc. etc. etc.
There is apparently a difference of opinion among the Council staff as to the
safety of canoeing in an area overgrown with cattails and other plants. The
girls just want to canoe. It is one of the few places in this area where
canoeing can be done.
Thanks for all the responses to this puzzle! I'll keep you posted.
Univ of Texas-Pan American
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