We haven’t finished all the paperwork yet from our recent Arizona Gypsy Journal rally, but the clock keeps on ticking and the calendar pages keep on turning. For those of you who have been asking, online registration is now open for the Ohio Gypsy Journal rally, which will be September 3–7 in Celina, Ohio.
This will be our fourth rally in Celina, a friendly little town that goes out of the way to make us feel welcome. The rally site is the same, the Mercer County Fairgrounds, and the timing should be very good for a lot of RVers. Our rally is right after the big FMCA rally in Indianapolis, Indiana August 27-30, and a couple of weeks before the Escapees Escapade rally in Sedalia, Missouri September 16-21. And great news if you are a Passport America member! Since our rally starts on the Labor Day weekend, the fairgrounds manager has said that anyone coming in for our rally who is a Passport America member can show up as much as a week early at Passport America’s rate of just $15–$20, depending on the hookups you use. Experienced RVers know that it is a good idea to make your plans ahead of time and be off the road before holiday weekends start, because campgrounds can fill up fast.
I’m just now starting to work on the seminar schedule and I’ve already put some feelers out on some very good ones. People who come to our rallies know that our emphasis is on education, and we offer more seminars than just about anybody else. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot of fun too! We’ll have door prizes, entertainment, and of course, our famous Buckeye Beauty contest. That alone is worth the price of admission!
If you are a vendor and want a seminar, you really need to register as early as possible. We have a limited number of seminar timeslots available and when they are gone, they are gone. So don’t wait until the last minute and then complain that you didn’t get a seminar. If you snooze, you lose, it’s as simple as that. We try to accommodate everybody we can, but every year we have vendors who are upset because they delay registering and then discover all the seminar time slots have been filled.
In other news, I spent two or three hours at the VA hospital again yesterday getting poked and prodded some more. I’m glad I only have to do this once a year. And while I was busy doing that, poor Miss Terry was back at the motorhome drinking a gallon of really nasty stuff to get herself prepped for the colonoscopy she has scheduled for 8 AM this morning. Can you think of anything more fun than getting up really, really early, driving across town in heavy traffic, and then getting a camera…? Well you get the idea.
Hopefully this will end all of our medical checkups and appointments for this year. We’ve got a lot of things we would rather be doing than be sitting in doctors’ offices or laying on exam tables.
Thought For The Day – Success is everybody’s baby. Failure is an orphan.