Archive | August, 2010

The Perfect Taco too!

19 Aug

I am pleased to announce The Perfect Taco taco stand has branched out!  You can now find us at Shilo Falls Old West town:~)

In addition to the Taco Stand you can find several rides & games – my favorite is the haunted house ride.  But, I have seen a couple of roller coasters he’s considering…

The Perfect Taco too!

The Perfect Taco too!

Shilo Falls amusement park

Shilo Falls amusement park

Shilo Falls Haunted House ride

Shilo Falls Haunted House ride (look for Linden on some of those tomb stones)

There are also trains to ride, a saloon, a town to explore, & he has shacks you can rent if you’d like to live in an old west town instead of SL’s classiest trailer park…;~)

Shilo Falls Old West Town

Shilo Falls Old West Town

Shilo Falls Old West Town

Shilo Falls Old West Town

Thanks to lander Bracula for letting me be a part of his town!  Everybody go check it out!!!

Shilo Falls Old West Town

(EDIT: lander has vendor space available if you’re looking for some, as well as a few ad boards for rent.  Contact land Bracula if you are interested.)

SLRR Rail Jam 2010 Post Post

18 Aug

So, here is the post post I promised about Sunday’s SLRR Rail Jam.  The rubber banding of my trailer park & taco stand delayed it, but it has been rebuilt.  It gave me the perfect opportunity to make some changes I had been considering, but were impractical giving I had everything set up already.  But once everything was back in my inventory (& Cherry’s – sorry dear>_<), no more excuses!

Rebuilt park from the landing point

Rebuilt trailer park & taco stand from the landing zone

rebuilt trailer park

Rebuilt trailer park from the middle

Ok, now that I have out of the way, on to the Rail Jam!  I started out riding in a trolley with lander Bracula of Shilo Falls, Old West Town amusement park.

Riding the rails at SLRR Rail Jame 2010

Riding the rails at SLRR Rail Jam 2010

I made it as far as the first sim crossing…  I didn’t get pics of it, but I found myself stuck in the air, with no option but to teleport out.  So I teleported home, & by that time I wasn’t sure where the train was so I just stayed at the taco stand.  There were a few people there watching the trains, so it was nice.  I gave out tacos & beer.

Watching trains from the taco stand

Watching trains from the taco stand.

The Pini station across from the taco stand

The Pini station across from the taco stand.

After the last train passed, we went to Calleta to watch them pulling into the final station.  Hobo Town was the end of the line – & the roughest sim crossing.

Watching the trains pull into Calleta

Watching the trains pull into Calleta

sim line pile up

Calleta sim line pile up

There was a crash, worsened by the pile up behind it.  One train even blew up!  Of course my nosy ass was standing right there (munching a taco), so I was showered by metal & smoke.

Pile up!

Pile up!

It was my first train event & it was a lot of fun!  I had never been to hobo town, so getting to see that was a lot of fun, too.

To see the rest of my pics, see my web album.  If you see yourself or your train, place, etc, in any of my pics, please leave a comment, & so I can credit properly.  Also, if you’d like to have a copy of one of the pics, contact me with your email & I’ll send it to you.  I believe me pics in the album are set so no one can copy them.

Thanks for reading!

Good news, bad news

16 Aug

More like bad news, middlin’ news really.

Let’s start with the middlin’ news.  I found another rental directory with a fairly high ranking in the classifieds & cheap spaces, so I put my sign up there last night.  It’s the same one as the other.

My sign @ Rental Central

If you decide you must see this awesome, amazing sign for yourself, be in fly mode when you go, because it’s at the top of the wall & that link will take you nose to nose with it.

And now for something completely different…  the bad news.

The trailer park is gone.  The taco stand is also gone.  Yes, you heard right.  If you stop by right now you will see an empty lot.  After a random person rezzed something yesterday, I was playing with the settings.  I turned on auto return & ZIP! 90% off everything on the Pini side disappeared.  My one poor renter, she finally put some stuff out yesterday & boy is she going to be confused when it shows up in her lost & found folder.  Especially since she just paid up a week yesterday>_<  Oh well, we’re friends.  She’ll get a good giggle out of it.

I was wanting to redo the landscape anyway though, so this isn’t a bad thing entirely.  Also, maybe push the taco stand back & move up the yard sale.  I’ve been meaning to redo the yard sale somehow.   Maybe make the private lots bigger if I can, too.  When you create something you always find things you wish you had done differently.

Everything in Pawpaw is safe though, so Taco Hill & all that is still there.

Also, if anyone has any recommendations for a good, economical teleporter system that will work across sim lines I’m looking.  & for sim crossing, I’m fine with the map method.  I do not want one of the kind that slings you over.  I have one of those & I hate it.  It misses half the time & when you are trying to reach a sky platform that is a big issue, lol.  I am looking for something that will allow me to lock certain locations from all the pads.  I thought I could with the what I have now, but it just keeps people from using that teleporter if you lock it.  I want to be able to fix it so people can’t port to the private lots if the owner doesn’t want randoms dropping in.  Currently all I can do is remove that location from all the pads, but that means no one can use the teleporters to get to them.  Possibly I may need to give each of them their own single point teleporter.  I’d love to hear any suggestions you have!

I have pics from the rail jam yesterday & I’ll be posting those later – since now I have to put my trailer park & taco stand back together>_<

New ad spot

15 Aug

I haven’t heard anything about this place, so not sure how it will work out, but it’s free, so… Plus, I found it googling SL advertising & it was near the top.  I guess that says something, right?

So here’s the spot on SLBiz2Life  Business Directory.

It’s nothing fancy, but still pleased to be putting the word out somewhere.  I’m always interested in places I can advertise, but my ad budget is pretty much nothing, so it needs to be either free or economical with a good traffic of people who would be interested in renting a non-trashy trailer.  Drop me comment/IM if you know of a good place!

SLRR Rail Jam 2010

15 Aug

The Perfect Taco is located between two set of tracks on the Second Life Rail Road; one of the things I love about my spot.  Prior to moving here I had not heard of SLRR, but they are popular with many people.  Who knew SL had so many train enthusiasts?  So most of my drop-in traffic comes from people traveling the tracks.  (& it’s not just for trains – their is a Union Jack Mini Cooper that regularly passes by & beeps.)  Speaking of drop-in traffic, I’ll also take a moment to brag – if you do an inworld search for ‘tacos’ The Perfect Taco is at the top of the list:~)  Not sure how many people are looking for tacos in SL, but for those who are…

So my point with this post is, today at 11am SLT (pacific for you real world people) , the SLRR group will be hosting SLRR Rail Jam 2010.

For those interested, here is the info copied from their note card:

The SLRR Rail Groups ‘Rail Jam’ is a fun Rail event on August the 15th 2010 – 11:00 AM
Everyone can join it. Bring your train to Bagha Station

It will be a run from Bagha to Calleta station along the public main line of the SLRR.
–   If you want to join be on time to rez your train.
–   If you want to watch just pick a staition along the main line to do so

The Virtual Railway Consortium hopes you enjoy the event hosted by the fellow
SLRR Rail Group.

Comments, Questions or Remarks you can send to DOUGIE Flossberg of the
SLRR Rail Group.

If you want to ride, but do not have a train, just grab one of the free ones they have along the tracks.  I know they have them at each end of our land.  Or, if you show up in time, you might be able to hitch a ride!  If you would prefer to just watch, come watch at The Perfect Taco! We’ve got a perfect view being on a hill over the tracks (a tiny hill, more of a ledge really, but ledge sounds so dangerous).  We are also right across from the Pini Station.

& FREE TACOS & BEER! to all Rail Jammers!

If you’re watching, come by the taco stand for tacos & beer.  If you’re riding come by after, or IM me (Bianca Duncan) & I’ll drop them on you:~)  You know I’ve got the best tacos in SL!

Want your own ride, but something a little more pimp than the freebie train?  Here is what Xstreet has to offer.

My first inworld advert!

13 Aug

If you’re here, maybe you have already seen it, but if not…

I rented a sign at The Rental Directory & today got my sign up & loaded. I am so pleased with it! Turned my settings up to ultra to take the shot (once I got my cam where I wanted it of course- there is no moving once ultra is on>_<), so it came out pretty good.

You can see it here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Garman/219/223/102

or, just look at it here:
ad pic

I got a two weeks free deal for being a first time customer, so no loss if it doesn’t work.  But, I’ve heard good things about this place.  Now we just wait & see what happens.  *crosses fingers*

Welcome to Living La Vida Taco

13 Aug

the site for information on The Perfect Taco Trailer Park & Taco Stand, Second Life’s classiest trailer park!

We have lots of information here, so peruse to your heart’s content.  We have three other pages:

About has some general information about the park, & a little movie I threw together from some pics I took.

Rentals has some more specific information about renting a home with us, along with pics of each of our trailers.

Taco Hill has information & pics regarding our recreational area over the trailer park.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here, or on the relevant page.  You can also send me an IM inworld.  If I’m not online my messages are forwarded to my email, so better than a note card.

To visit us inworld & see experience the taco for yourself: our SLurl

Find yourself here & confused?  Find out more about Second Life.

Thanks for dropping by!

12 Aug

I am working on getting things up & running.  See the About page for more info, & keep checking back!