Anyway ... this got me to thinking about "newbies."
And nothing is newbie-er than the two places I visited on this spin around town.
Who: Many, Many NCI Volunteers
What: NCI InfoNode
Where: Bay City - Moosehead
If you find yourself in this region, turn North-ish onto Jazz Drive from Route 66, then turn left onto Art Deco Drive, and right onto Moose Beach Road -- at the Gable Drive intersection you will encounter an NCI InfoNode.
Operated by New Citizens Incorporated, "NCI InfoNodes offers information, help, class schedules, and freebies for New Players, New Residents, or Second Life Newbies. Operated by New Citizens Incorporated, our Moosehead InfoNode is located adjacent to the Moose Beach InfoHub."
NCI also has a busy "main campus" in the Kuula region -- http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kuula/57/161/28
Now, follow the Yellow Brick Road, um, Moose Beach Road a bit further North from the NCI Infonode and you'll find ...
Who: Various LDPW Moles
What: Moose Beach Infohub
Where: Moose Beach
Linden-owned Infohubs and created and managed by the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW), Moles!
"An Infohub, also known as a Welcome Area, is a place where Residents congregate and socialize, and there are usually kiosks providing Second Life information. Infohubs can be fun places to hang out and learn about the world if you're new, although silly stuff happens on occasion."
This particular Infohub has some food trucks that dispense various items: Bay City Burger Coach (burgers and Grubweiser), Sugar Rush (sweet treats), and What The Fried? (fried everything).
I hope to see you on the road. Happy motoring!
Reporter Dakota Schwade