Mar 212012

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!

2011 Buckeye Beauty

2011 Buckeye Beauty 2

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.

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  7 Responses to “Ohio Rally Registration Opens”

  1. My sympathies to Miss Terry. When we get back to California after the SKP WARE Rally in Lodi, I get back-to-back exciting days: Bronchoscopy (camera down the throat) to recheck the status of my Valley Fever then get home to drink the magic draino for a colonoscopy the next day. I tried to convince them to do it all the same day and just run the camera in one end and out the other, but they didn’t laugh. BTW, I am rescheduling the dental appointment for the day after — it can wait!!! Helpful hint: Next time, park the RV in the medical center parking lot the night you drink the draino and you don’t have far to go (and go, and go, and…..)

  2. You want to keep doing what you are doing. Since you have had a warning for health with Miss Terry, keep those appointments. You are the only one that can do this . It is so much easier to stay healthy than to repair the health.

  3. NIck – The dates you list for the Escapade in Sedalia, MO are different than the 16-21 Sep dates on the Escapees web site.

  4. Terry, at this point the worst is behind you (pun unintended)! Make sure Nick babies you the rest of the day…


  5. A colonoscopy is no big deal. It’s the prep that gives it the bad reputation. And even that stuff doesn’t taste bad anymore (different flavors). She won’t have any memory of it being done.

  6. Nick be sure to baby Miss Terry the rest of the day. My prayers are with you Terry and hope every thing turns out fine. I know what you went thru with the prep, in this day and age they should have a better way to prep. When I had mine on top of the prep and being up most of the night we had to drive 45 miles to the doctors office. No fun at all. Thank heavens for gas stations along the way!

  7. Thanks for the heads up, Don. I have corrected that.

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