Oct 132011

Guess what we did yesterday morning? Oh, get your mind out of the gutter! 🙂 We woke up a little after 9 a.m., said “I love you”and rolled over and went right back to sleep! It’s been so long since we could sleep in that it was a real treat, and we really needed it.

I seldom start writing before 9 p.m., because during the day and evening, there are just too many interruptions and distractions. So my normal routine is to write from about 9 p.m. to 1 or 2 a.m., seven days a week. Even when we are running a rally, or are off exploring and gathering stories for the Gypsy Journal, we still never get to bed before 1 a.m., and usually later, by the time I post my blog(s) and we get our showers. So, while some have said we waste half the day sleeping, we also work half the night. It all works out in the end.  

Once we were up and about, we had a lot of chores to run. The first thing to get out of the way was the morning’s stack of e-mail. I deleted all of the junk forwards that people insist I must have, no matter how many times I ask them not to send me things like that, and replied to a dozen or so that needed a response. Then we went to the bank and post office, and I dropped Terry off at WalMart to pick up some things, while I went to Jiffy Lube and got the Explorer’s oil changed.   

By the time I got back to Wally World, Terry was in the checkout line, so my timing was pretty good and I didn’t have to go shopping, which I hate. Then we stopped for gas, and found a self-service car wash to get off all of the mud and crud that had covered the SUV while we were parking RVs at our Ohio rally, and from our travels since than.

We got back to Elkhart Campground just in time to hook up with Greg and Jan to go to dinner at El Maguey, our favorite Mexican restaurant in this area. The food was delicious, as always, and after dinner somebody (okay, me) suggested that there was a Dairy Queen right down the road, in case anybody wanted dessert. Okay, then, off we go! Is there any better way to end a day than having a good dinner with good friends? If there is, I don’t know what it might be.

Back at the campground, a big old orange moon was rising over the trees, and it really looks like Halloween is on the way.

Moon pic

My mom used to say that there is no rest for the wicked. I know that Miss Terry doesn’t have an evil bone in her body, but I really must be bad beyond belief, because  with our Eastern Gypsy Journal rally behind us, we are now busy getting ready for our Arizona Rally, which will be held at the fairgrounds in Yuma, Arizona March 5-9. We have opened registration, and already have two folks who have signed up. To register for the rally, just click this Rally Registration Link.

This will be our sixth Arizona rally, and the third in Yuma, and we are adding some new seminars that will address topics folks at past rallies have asked for, including roundtable discussions on diesel pushers, fifth wheel trailers, traveling in smaller RVs, workamping, volunteering, and solo RVing. If you have an idea for a seminar that you would like to present or see at the rally, please e-mail me at editor@gypsyjournal.net.

A while back, we got a nice surprise in the mail. A gentleman named Benny Nay sent us a beautiful plaque he made for us, that shows a gypsy wagon and a banner that says “On a gypsy journey.” Thanks for your thoughtfulness Benny. The plaque is hanging in a place of honor in our motorhome, right above our table.


I also have a new gadget that I really like, and that will come in handy for anybody who runs a small business or travels in an RV. A while back, Phil May from TechnoRV sent me one of his Docuscan portable document scanners, and I had the first opportunity to use it a few days ago, when I scanned in some insurance papers.

Docuscan 2

To say I am impressed would be an understatement!  This is a very useful item for anybody who needs a scanner and doesn’t want it taking up too much room. And as RVers, we all know just how precious storage space is! It scans anything from wallet sized photos to 8.5 inch wide papers, in full color, and stores them as high resolution 300 DPI JPEG images on a SD/SDHC card up to 32GB. Then you just pop the card into your Mac or PC computer, and drag and drop the image wherever you want it. The scanner even has a preview window so you can see the image after you scan it. It’s quick and easy to use, and I love it!   

Thought For The Day – Sudden wealth is a relative term; it brings out all sorts of relatives you never knew you had.

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  5 Responses to “Arizona Rally Registration Opens”

  1. This will be our first year to attend your rally and I am so excited! We retired this spring and have been official full timers since June 1st. We have so much to learn!

  2. I am so looking forward to attending your rally in Yuma that I’d like to fast forward my calandar to March.Yours will be our first.We too are nubees,first week of June, and my first order of business is to have my rig weighed and balanced.
    And of course to meet your lovely bride Terry….
    Mark Turbert

  3. Can you scan books with this scanner or just flat paper?

  4. Joyce,
    It will not scan books, just flat items

  5. what a nice gift, it is really awesome. The photo of the moon is something else also,We have not seen the moon in a few weeks since it seems to be always overcast. We did have clear skies last night along with cool Temperatures. Hopefully for the next two weeks and two weeks only we hope the rain stays somewhere else. The Texas W is holding their state meeting and with the pre-rally events planned and paid for we would like it dry.

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