A cold front is making its way across Arizona, bringing a mixture of rain and snow to the high country, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and lows in the upper 20s for the next couple of days. Down here in the desert we’re in the low 70s during the day and upper 40s at night. I know that’s not as bad as some parts of the country, but there is a reason we’re not in those parts of the country!
But it won’t be long now. Tomorrow we’re running down to Tucson for another appointment at the V.A. hospital, and if the weather cooperates, we’ll head up to the White Mountains on Saturday. We plan to spend a couple of weeks parked at my daughter Tiffany’s place a few miles outside of Show Low, and then it will be time for us to begin our trip east to Goshen, Indiana for the Escapees Escapade Rally in mid-May. We always hate leaving our family here in Arizona, but we’re both looking forward to seeing green grass, trees with leaves, and rivers with water in them again. We’ve had more than enough of the desert for a while. If we didn’t have so much family here we probably would not come back to Arizona very often.
I am a featured speaker at Escapade and will be presenting five different seminars, Highway History & Back Road Mystery, Tips and Techniques of Living Well off the Grid, The Frugal RVer, The Reluctant RVer, and Full-timing FAQs. And if you’ve ever thought about working as gate guards to earn some extra money, my buddy Greg White will be presenting his seminar Gate Guarding for Fun? & Profit at Escapade. Greg and Jan have worked as gate guards several times at different drilling sites in Texas and when he presented the seminar at our Gypsy Journal rally it was so popular that we had to schedule a second time slot for it because so many people wanted to attend. And, of course, we’ll have a vendor booth in the market area at Escapade, passing out sample copies of the Gypsy Journal, selling subscriptions and our books and RV guides. I hope we see you there.
Have you signed up for this week’s Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook version of Explanations and Advice for the Tech Illiterate by Randall Morris. This is a great guide to the commonly misunderstood elements of computers and home theater and explains things in a basic, understandable way without sounding too "techy." Topics include: basic computer types, basic home theater (video), basic home theater (audio), audio/video cables, computer viruses, e-mail security, understanding encryption & passwords, backing up your hard drive, and computer speed/startup items. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.