In spite of the fact that it rained hard all night Sunday night and all day Monday, after I announced in yesterday’s blog that the fairgrounds manager said that any Passport America or Good Sam Club members who are coming to our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally here in Celina can come in any time, for $15 a day, RVs started arriving.
The office called me first thing yesterday morning, just as I was getting out of bed, to tell me that they had people there, and by the end of the day, three or four RVs had already arrived. And several others have e-mailed to tell me that they will arrive in the next couple of days. I guess people are eager for the fun to start! 🙂
Somebody wrote to ask if they could have full hookups if they arrived early. As I said in yesterday’s blog, the few full hookup RV sites are reserved for those with special needs. So if you show up early, you may be able too get a full hookup site until Sunday morning when the Early Birds start rolling in, but then you’ll have to move.
Miss Terry was busy all day yesterday, printing out forms we need for the rally, and she’ll be starting on the name tags soon. I divided my time between answering e-mails, meeting and greeting the folks who arrived early, and making a few last minute changes to the rally schedule. Nothing major, just tweaking things a bit and adjusting couple of time slots.
I had two different vendors who contacted me yesterday and asked if we still had vending spaces available (yes, we do) and telling me that they wanted a seminar time slot. Both were ticked off because all of the vendor seminar times are filled. One lady told me that it was unfair that the same vendors get a seminar at every rally, and she hasn’t had one yet. I reminded her that we announced the rally dates almost a year ago, and that I sent her, and every other vendor, an e-mail telling them to register early to lock in a seminar time slot. Her reply as that she was too busy to get back to me until now. Really? When all of those other vendors found time in the last eleven months to reserve early? That makes me the bad guy?
A couple of people wanted to know if they could stay over at the fairgrounds after the rally ends next week. I talked to Steve Schulte, the manager, and he said sure, just pay the camping fee. So if you want to hang around for a while, you can. Just don’t come knocking on my door, because by then we’ll be in desperate need of some quiet time.
Today we will be back at it again. The last few days before a rally are always hectic. but we’ll get it all done. We always do!
Thought For The Day – Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.