Our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally is off and running and everybody is having a good time. That’s mandatory at one of our events. Frowning can get you in trouble around here.
The day started a 7:30 AM with me chasing down a couple of Class C motorhomes driving around the fairgrounds, seemingly lost and confused. I caught up with one, who was looking for the dump station. I pointed him in the right direction, and then found the other, who had just arrived. I found a parking spot for him, then went back to our motorhome to pick up Terry, and dropped her and a pile of supplies she needed off at the Junior Fair Building, where registration is being held.
Then I parked over by the Hospitality Building, which is the best place to greet new arrivals as they pull in. I had only been there a moment before another Class C stopped in front of me, and the driver said he was headed into town for breakfast. He told me he didn’t tow a car behind him, then he asked why we did not provide a shuttle service for folks like him to get to local stores and restaurants. Huh? “How hard can it be,” he asked, “You rent a 15 passenger van and designate somebody to drive it.” I replied that in addition to being a newspaper editor, travel writer, book author, rally promoter, seminar presenter, and fulltime RVer, I didn’t have the proper endorsement on my driver’s license to be a taxicab driver too!
Mike Loscher and I were on parking duty. It was a slow day, but a few rigs showed up. We had 87 RVs on the fairgrounds Sunday night, and by the end of the day we were up to 105. That’s more than we expected for this rally, and a lot of the credit goes to Charles and Chris Yust and Al Hesselbart, who both passed out lots of sample copies of the Gypsy Journal at the FMCA rally in Indianapolis last week, and urged people to come to Celina when they hit the road.
At 4 PM we had our Welcoming and vendor introductions, followed by a short Ask The Experts panel. Then we stopped for a quick dinner and were back at 7 PM for door prize drawings. We gave out a lot of prizes, mostly from local restaurants, and we still have a lot more to go!
I mentioned in a blog a few days ago that the sound was not working on my Droid Razr Maxx, and that after a long talk with Verizon tech support, Barbara Westfield was given a strange suggestion. The tech told her to rub the back of the phone hard, with a finger near the speaker. I know it sounds weird, but apparently there is a printed circuit under the cover that does not make a good connection and the pressing motion is supposed to push thing s together inside the phone and resolve the problem.
Or not. The phone still isn’t working and I have missed a lot of calls. So yesterday Barbara was back on the phone with Verizon’s tech support again and the long and short of it is that they are sending me a new phone, which should be here Wednesday. Thanks for all of your help, Barbara.
Thought For The Day – Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. Explore, dream, discover.