A rather elaborate package recently arrived in the newsroom bearing
the peculiar message that participants in the Arlington (Texas) Fam
Tour can look forward to "a hurricane followed by a quick freeze."
Inside the box were press materials, of course, along with the
serious, Horatio Hornblower-style rain hat and the fuchsia earmuffs
in the picture. Who would opt for such a fam trip, companions
eligible or not? Turns out an attraction in Arlington has been
renamed Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and a new ride at another Six
Flags -- "the largest roller coaster in Texas" -- is called Mr.
Freeze. The next running of the Arlington Fam will be in September.
In the meantime, some agents from Florida to Alaska might enjoy the
CVB's freebies -- for real.