Yesterday we wrapped up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, our 68th issue. That’s a lot of travel stories!
Today we will take it to our printer in Michigan, and they will give everything a once over, print it on Wednesday afternoon, and we’ll pick it up Thursday morning. But we’re not done yet, we still have to stuff all of the envelopes and get everything in the mail. And when we get that all done, we still have an RV rally to put on!
My buddy Greg White hasn’t been sitting on his duff either! Yesterday he started calling on local businesses, collecting door prizes for our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally. There is no way we could hold a rally without all of our hardworking volunteers, and we really appreciate them!
While Miss Terry was doing the final proofing for the new issue yesterday, our pals Bob and Molly Pinner, and Mark and Dortha Hall stopped in to say hello. Bob and Molly are busy working on the upcoming Escapees RV Club Escapade rally, which will be held in Goshen, Indiana, a couple of weeks after our event. This is a learning experience for Bob and Molly, who will be the directors of next year’s Escapade, and we know that they will do a great job.
The weather has cooled off very nicely here in Elkhart. It was pretty hot the last week, but a cooler trend is starting, and yesterday it was very nice. I went for a little walk around the campground just before dark, or at least I tried to. But I ran into Dennis Hill from the RV Driving School and a whole crowd of other ne’er-do-wells that included Denny Orr, Mark Hall, Frank Hinman, Bob Pinner, and some other folks who I tried not be be recognized associating with in public.
They obviously needed adult supervision, so I hung around for a while, and I’m not sure if that didn’t just add to the problem! Finally the neighbors got tired of listening to us, so they sent out a horde of mosquitoes with orders to either chase us off or eat us alive. When I left at a trot, I think I saw them circling Frank for the kill, but by then it was every man for himself!
There are already a lot of folks here for the rally, and more seem to be arriving every day. We hope to have some time to visit with everybody before the rally starts.
Somebody who was looking at the rally seminar schedule on our website said that we have too many seminars, and it makes it hard to decide which ones to attend, or to have any downtime to relax and socialize. When it comes to seminars at an RV rally, we believe that more is better, and we work hard to have plenty of choices for everybody. But we don’t take attendance at the seminars, so if you want to just hang out at one of the tables we’ll have set up just for visiting with your friends, that’s fine too. Some people come to an RV rally to learn, and others come to see their old friends and make new ones. Whatever makes you happy.
We have had feedback comments that we should repeat the seminars at least twice at every rally, so if somebody misses one, they can catch it the second time around. But that would drastically cut down on the number and variety of seminars we could offer. There’s an old saying that says “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Our rallies keep on growing, and people keep coming back year after year, so I guess we must be doing something right.
Thought For The Day – The past is the past. Leave it there.