Sometimes I think I should cancel our Dish Network satellite TV service because nothing on the gazillion channels on there is as entertaining as some of the e-mail I get. Consider the example I pasted in below, which came yesterday.
“I got a copy of your paper at Camping World but from what I can see it’s like every other RV magazine I have looked at – geared toward old rich people. We went to a Good Sam rally last year but everybody there had one foot in the grave. Is there something for everyday people like us who are looking for places to camp where our three kids and the dogs can just run around and have fun without crabby old people glaring at them all the time?”
I’m sure that there are places where their kids and dogs can run around and have fun, but we don’t go there. We sort of like being crabby old people. I pointed them toward Family Campers and RVers where, hopefully, they will find family oriented camping activities.
Did you all know that you’re rich and old? I had no idea! I mean, I knew Greg White was old, but who knew he was loaded? From now on he’s buying dinner!
Isn’t it interesting the stereotypes people have? If you’re an RVer, you must be rich and old. Who knew?
I’ve been pretty much chained to my desk the last few days working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal but yesterday afternoon we took a break to drive into Albuquerque to have dinner with our friends Dick and Gaye LaVigne, Bob and Clara Lee, and Clara’s sister Annie. They all live in Albuquerque and have always been faithful supporters of the Gypsy Journal and our rallies.
We ate at a nice place called Buffet King, which had one of the biggest selections of any Chinese buffet we’ve found anywhere. Everything was fresh and delicious and of course, the company only made it better. Here are Bob Lee, Dick, Gaye on the left, Miss Terry, Clara and Annie on the right. Good food and good friends, it doesn’t get any better than that!
While we love the newfound freedom that not holding two rallies a year gives us, we miss all of the wonderful people we got to see at the rallies.
If we can’t see all of our RVing friends, at least we can keep in contact by e-mail and phone calls. Isn’t technology a wonderful thing?
Since we run our business on the road, a reliable internet connection is essential to us. As technology has evolved from plugging into a phone line at a campground office, to satellite internet dishes, to air cards, we have continually upgraded our equipment, trying to keep pace but never sure if we are getting it right.
The nice folks at Technomadia have just released an excellent new e-book called The Mobile Internet Handbook that is an easy to understand resource for both new and experienced RVers, explaining the options available, the many different plans offered by the various cell phone companies, and how to get the most out of your equipment.
Check it out, one tip alone will save us a lot of money and double the amount of data we will be able to use now that our two year contract with our Verizon 4G mifi is about to run out.
Thought For The Day – One’s philosophy is expressed in the choices one makes. ~ Anna Eleanor Roosevelt