I can say one thing for this cold weather that is blanketing most of the country – it’s sure promotes marital harmony. I don’t know how any couple could fight when it’s this cold, because we need to snuggle up together to keep from freezing to death at night! I predict that we’re going to see a brand new baby boom in September and October of this year. I just wonder how many of them will be born to fulltime RVers and folks who were boondocking in Quartzsite? 🙂
Hmmm… can the world stand a little Bad Nick running around?
Yesterday Terry was up and out the door early again, spending some more time with her mother. I would have loved to roll over and go back to sleep, but even though some have described me as a big teddy bear, cuddling with myself is no fun at all.
Besides, the crew from RV News Net had scheduled a Skype call to record a couple of new segments of my Just A Gypsy program, so I had to get up and get ready for that anyway. The new internet RV show went live January 15, and you can see the first three segments we recorded by clicking this link. We covered the Gypsy Journal in general, reviews of the Sea Eagle PaddleSki and Strongback chairs, the Grand Canyon Railway, and personal security in your RV. The three segments run from about 8 to 11 minutes long. If you have a slower internet connection, it’s easier to just minimize the screen and let the video load first, then click the screen to watch it without any interruptions as it spools up. I’ve never been involved in a project like this, but it’s interesting. Check out the videos and let me know what you think.
The Skype thing took all morning, then I worked on the new issue of the paper and made some phone calls about our upcoming Yuma rally. I was getting cabin fever by the time Terry came home, so we ran to Jack in the Box for lunch, and then she dropped me off back at the motorhome to keep plugging away, while she made a grocery store run to stock the larder. Living in an RV means we don’t have a lot of storage space, but it had been so long since Terry had done any serious grocery shopping, that our cupboards were getting as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s.
I also spent some time chatting online with a couple who have just purchased a new RV and are planning to go fulltime as soon as the sale of their house closes next month. They said that while they had been excited and thrilled, suddenly they were scared to death and getting cold feet, wondering if they had gone totally insane. I assured them that a lot of new fulltime RVers have experienced the very same thing,and that I even developed a seminar when I was teaching at Life on Wheels, called The Reluctant RVer, that addressed this very thing. I think (hope) that by the time we finished, they were feeling much better and were back to looking forward to this new adventure they are starting on.
Miss Terry and I have lived and traveled in RVs fulltime for over twelve years now, and we’re even more excited and happy with the RV lifestyle than we were the day we pulled out of our driveway for the very first time.
A few days ago, I reported that we were looking into the possibility of holding a future Gypsy Journal rally in Tucson, and the response was very positive. Yesterday I got an e-mail from the folks at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, and we seem to be pretty close on the numbers. The only time they have available is the first week of February next year. How does that work for everybody’s schedule? Of course, I know a lot of us write our schedules in Jello, but we have to lock in the dates well in advance, because the fairgrounds is a busy venue.
I mentioned a new little Bad Nick above, but don’t worry, Miss Terry assures me that that isn’t going to happen, no matter how cold it gets! But the good news (well, maybe that’s the good news) is that Bad Nick posted a new Bad Nick Blog yesterday titled The Man On The Ground. Check it out and leave a comment.
A Quick Update – I just received word that Lake City, Florida has lifted the ban on overnight RV parking due to pressure from the RV community, and the signs have come down at WalMart. Who says reason can’t triumph over greed?
Thought For The Day – War does not determine who is right – only who is left.