Mar 282011

Ever since we finished our Arizona rally, I have been working on our 2011 Eastern Gypsy Journal Rally, which will be September 26-30, at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, in Celina, Ohio. This will be our fourth Eastern Rally, and the third in Celina, a friendly little town that goes out of its way to make us feel welcome. In all of our time vending at RV rallies, and hosting our own events, Terry and I have never been to a fairgrounds that we enjoy more. The facilities are very nice, and the fairgrounds staff always go the extra mile for us.

I have opened registration for the rally, and you can click the link above, or at the bottom of this blog post, to register. The fairgrounds has a few full hookup RV sites, which will be reserved for those with handicaps that require them, and plenty of electric hookups, so everybody should have power. In our past rallies there, it has never been a problem. There are water bibs located all over the fairgrounds, as well as a dump station. The fairgrounds has clean, handicapped accessible restrooms and showers.

If you have been to any of our past events, you know we’ll have a fine lineup of seminars on many aspects of RVing and the RV lifestyle. I am working on the seminar lineup now, and we have some old favorites and interesting new ones to offer you at the rally. Some of the seminars we have planned include RV tire safety, computer security, RV travel related seminars, RVing to Alaska, electrical management systems for RVs, RV extended warranties, genealogy, RV maintenance, and a lot more.

Also, back by popular demand, Jim and Chris Guld, the Geeks on Tour, will be on hand to present a full lineup of computer seminars that will include blogging, managing digital photos with Picasa, using Facebook, Google Earth, and a lot more. Jim and Chris will also be presenting their popular two day long Computer Boot Camp before the rally. Chris told me that she will have a link to that on their website in the  next few days.

If you would like to present a seminar at the rally, please contact me at with a brief description of what you have in mind. We especially need RV technical and craft seminars.

Speaking of Chris Guld, in yesterday’s blog I mentioned that I was having some problems with the blog on my Publishing4Profit website, and that Chris and Greg White were working on the issue. Well, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that Chris fixed the problem with that blog. 🙂 The bad news is that Greg broke this blog. 🙁

We’re not sure what happened, but while Greg was helping me do some tweaking on the RV blog yesterday, something in the WordPress theme got changed,and on my desktop computer, the navigation bars at the top of the blog, that say Home, Nick’s Blog, Miss Terry’s Kitchen, Gypsy Journal Newspaper, RV Lifestyle, and Contact Us, are all superimposed over the masthead at the top of the blog, and the Search box is buried under the masthead. However, on my iPad, Terry’s laptop, and a couple of other laptop computers, it’s just fine. Okay, that would lead me to believe that the problem is in my computer, except for the fact that it shows up the same scrambled way on Greg’s desktop computer! Is it just some kind of discrimination against fat guys? I don’t know. Please take a look, and if you see the same problem on your computer, would you leave a comment below and tell me, and also whether you use a desktop or laptop model? 

I have to be back at the V.A. hospital today for blood work, and an EKG if they can fit that in. I’m not sure if I’m looking at a quick in and out, or if I’ll be there most of the day. I’m taking plenty of reading material, in the form of my iPad, just in case.

Thought For The Day – One thing I’ve learned in my long life is that I still have a lot to learn.

Click Here To Register For Our Eastern Gypsy Gathering Rally!

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  51 Responses to “Eastern Rally Registration Now Open”

  1. Try deleting your browser’s temp files. It sounds like you may have something “helping” you locally that is setting the size and position of the peices that the page is made up of, and it’s jiggering your layout only on your own computer.

    That’s about the only way I can think of that you’d be building your page differently than the rest of us.

    Good luck!

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