Yuma Rally Update

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312012

Well, I was hoping to be able tell you that my new book, Big Lake Lynching, was available on Amazon’s Kindle bookstore today, but I ran into a formatting problem that I kept trying to resolve until past midnight before I finally gave up in frustration. I’ll tackle it again today, and hopefully be successful. Of course, with the incredibly slow Verizon Internet service we have here at Bay View RV Resort in Rockport, it probably wouldn’t matter because I couldn’t stay online long enough to upload the files. But I’ll get it done one way or the other.

Besides working on the formatting problem, I spent quite a bit of time yesterday working out last-minute details for the seminar schedule for our upcoming Arizona Gypsy Journal Rally in Yuma. We’ve got quite a lineup, including some old favorites and some new seminars that I’m sure you’re going to like. If you are a vendor and haven’t registered yet, the good news is we still have plenty of room for you. The bad news is that if you don’t register very quickly you won’t get a seminar slot. We only have a couple left.

At every rally we have vendors who wait to the very last minute to register, and then they don’t understand why they can’t have a seminar slot in the very 1st hour of the 1st day of the rally. A couple of them complained that the same vendors always get the earliest seminar slots. Yes they do, because they are the 1st to register and have the 1st choice of timeslots. That’s just the way it works.

A number of people asked if we will have RV weighing available at the rally. Yes we will. Paul and Doris Cunningham from RV Weigh will be on hand to weigh RVs on-site at the rally. You can call Paul and Doris at 714–329–3499 or e-mail them at PaulC@RVweigh.com to schedule your weighing time in advance.

In response to many requests by rally attendees, Mac the Fire Guy will also be at the rally presenting two of his excellent RV fire safety seminars. RV fires are terrifying things and knowing the things Mac will teach you can save your life and your rig. We had two fires in our MCI bus conversion, and both times Terry was able to quickly put them out before any serious damage was done, thanks to the lessons she learned in Mac’s seminars.

We’d love to have you join us in Yuma, but if you’re not going to be in that part of the country, check out ‘The Learning Rally’ that TechnoRV and Geeks on Tour will be holding at Paradise Oaks Golf and RV Resort in Bushnell, Florida  April 22nd – 28th. The first of its kind, the rally will focus on teaching all aspects of technology useful for today’s RVer in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Topics to be covered include Picasa, Facebook, Google Earth, Computer Safety, Towing and Electrical Safety, Creating a Blog, and much more. For more information, visit www.TheLearningRally.com

It looks like we are going to be cutting our stay in Rockport short because of a scheduling change that makes it necessary for us to get to Tucson sooner than expected so I can make a stop at the VA medical center. We had originally planned to stay here four nights and leave on Thursday. Instead will be leaving tomorrow and going to Mission for a couple of days, then we’ll make a quick overnight stop in Hondo to say hi to our friends Mike and Elaine Loscher, and then will be putting miles behind us getting to Tucson.

Today we’ve got some folks we need to touch base with, and we have dinner scheduled with our pals Barry and Jan Kessler this evening. There are several other people we had hoped to get a chance to visit with, but we will have to hope they’ll give us a rain check until next time.

Thought For The Day – Ranting doesn’t really help as much as it should.

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Nick Russell

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  3 Responses to “Yuma Rally Update”

  1. I know you wake up in a cold sweat because you can’t figure out what to spend more money on. But you can spend money and mostly solve your slow internet problems. You add an AT&T USB modem to your collection so you have decent internet speeds in many places where Verizon service is slow. I just checked and the modem is $29.99 with a two-year commitment that costs $50 a month for 5GB and $10/GB after that (total before taxes of about $1300 over two years). I know AT&T has H+ (4G in their ads) at NACO Long Beach, where we both know Verizon sucked. They supposedly also have good service in Kingman, AZ and Fulton/Rockport, TX, two places I know you would want better service. It won’t help at Forest City, IA since it is roaming/extended network there. Spending money with AT&T would help. Of course you would less to complain about and have to come up with something else to write about.

  2. I only go to my camper for weekends so one of the things I look forward to is no Internet and no TV.

    I can’t wait to one day have this problem when I am a full timer! Probably by then we will all have a wireless chip in our forehead 🙂

  3. This is a major concern of ours as we plan to enter the fulltime life soon. Looking for any and all options for keeping good internet service.

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