Jun 012010

No matter what you have ever heard, there is absolutely no energy crisis, there never has been an energy crisis, and there never will be an energy crisis. All we have ever had is a technology crisis, and misdirected focus!

If you doubt me, spend an afternoon with two little granddaughters, ages seven and three. I guarantee that the only energy crisis there will be is you trying to keep up with them!

If we could get the scientists to stop wasting their time on silly things like fossil fuels, wind, solar, and nuclear power, and just convince them to concentrate on harnessing the energy in any child’s body under say, age ten, I think we could change the world. I haven’t done any official studies on it, but I’d say that each of my granddaughters has the equivalent of a dozen nuclear power plants inside of them, just bursting at the seams trying to get out.

We spent yesterday afternoon at my daughter Tiffany’s house, and her two girls wore me out so badly that it was all I could do to drag myself to the keyboard to write this blog when we got back home. I’m an old man! I need a vacation from my permanent vacation!

We had a wonderful time with Jim, Tiffany, and the girls, and Miss Terry knew that with all that commotion happening, I needed red meat to keep myself going. So she grilled up some beautiful rib eye steaks and some roasted red potatoes, which, combined with fresh corn on the cob, really hit the spot!

Back at the motorhome, I spent some time staring at the schedule for our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally, trying to figure out how to fit all of the seminars the vendors want into the time allotted, and still have a good selection of non-commercial seminars for rally attendees to choose from.

A few people have said we concentrate too hard on making our rallies an educational experience, but the overwhelming majority of the folks who come to the rallies say they are delighted with the opportunities they have to learn about everything from RV safety to technical issues, and the RV lifestyle in general. It’s a juggling act to have something for everyone, to find enough new seminars to keep returnees interested, and to fit in the favorites that people have given rave reviews in the past.

My pal Michele Henry from Phoenix Commercial Paint in Elkhart called the other day to tell me that she has booked several RVs for her beautiful custom paint jobs this summer, but that she still has some time open around our rally dates, in case any of you are thinking about getting your RV a facelift. But I wouldn’t wait too long, because true craftsmanship takes time, and Michelle doesn’t rush through her work. Instead, she takes the time to do it right, at at a price so low that you’ll think she hit the wrong buttons on her calculator.

Here is a Travel Supreme fifth wheel before Michele worked her magic on it.

Travel Supreme

And here is the finished job. Beautiful, isn’t it? And a lot less money than buying a new RV!

Travel Supreme Oak

Michele also told me that Bob Patel, owner of Elkhart Campground is working like a madman adding new full hookup RV sites at the campground to accommodate our rally crowd. Bob and his wife Gita are wonderful folks, and we think of them as family. I’m looking forward to introducing a bunch of new people to them, and to Elkhart Campground during the rally.

Thought For The Day – Cherish your dreams, for they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Click Here To Register For Our Eastern Gypsy Gathering Rally!

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “We Don’t Have An Energy Crisis”

  1. What a great idea for energy, we have a 7 yr old grandson you can add to the new energy process. We are totally worn out just spending one afternoon with him. We agree Michelle does beautiful work and some day we hope to have her upgrade our paint job on our motor home also.

  2. Just wanted to let you know we really appreciated the educational seminars at your last Gypsy Rally in Yuma this year! Our only ‘complaint’ was that between the two of us, we still couldn’t manage to attend ALL the seminars we would have liked. 😉 We enjoyed the classes on Cemeteries, Blogging, Backing up the RV, Cleaning the RV… the list goes on. Keep on offering educational classes, Nick! Meet and greets and fun and games are nice and enjoyable too, but leaving a rally having learned something that you can use later is priceless.

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