I think I’m probably one of the few men I know who wasn’t parked in front of the television yesterday, eating junk food and watching the Super Bowl. While I do love junk food, football just doesn’t do a thing for me. Just because I’m built like a football doesn’t mean I have to like it. Of course, I don’t watch baseball, hockey, golf, or any other organized sport either.
A few years ago we spent a few days at the Escapees Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico, and one Sunday morning when I went up to the office to check out so we could go on to Arizona, everybody was amazed that we’d travel on Super Bowl Sunday. I probably further advanced their belief that I must not be a real red blooded American male, because I replied “No, I just had a big bowl of Frosted Flakes, I don’t have room for a sundae. Besides, it’s too early for ice cream.”
We did learn, however, that if you have to drive someplace on an interstate highway, Super Bowl Sunday is a good day for traveling. We pretty much had the road to ourselves all the way to Tucson.
Instead of watching the big football game, I spent yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and fielding e-mails and telephone calls from people about our Gypsy Gathering rally next month.
Our friend and former Life on Wheels co-instructor Russ Maxwell must not be a football fan either, because he stopped over for a visit during the early afternoon. Russ is a factory representative for Carefree Awnings, and will be presenting a seminar on the Care and Operation of RV Awnings at our rally.
Awnings are a great way to shade your RV during hot weather, and can add to your outdoor living space, but you can’t just roll them in and out whenever you want to and ignore them the rest of the time. Russ’ seminar will teach you how to properly care for and use your awning, and I learned a thing or two from him about the awnings on our Winnebago during yesterday’s visit.
Today will be more of the same. I have about a dozen pages to finish on the new issue so I can get it mailed up to our printer in Flagstaff, and I hope to get it sent out by Wednesday. That will give me time to get it back from the printer, and then catch my breath before we have Terry’s dad’s big 80th birthday party on Saturday.
Thought For The Day – The most secure investment you can make is in yourself.