I hope you didn’t get the idea from my last couple of blogs that RV rallies are all hard work and drudgery. Yes, we and our volunteers all do work really hard to make the rally a success. But we also have a lot of fun in the process! If you haven’t been to a Gypsy Journal rally yet, you have no idea how much fun we are having!
I could tell you all about it, but since it’s late and I’m tired, and since one picture says a thousand words, here’s a complete book full of yesterday’s rally fun for you!
The day started off bright and early with visiting over coffee and donuts in the Vendor Building, sponsored by Redlands Truck and RV Performance Center. It takes a lot to lure me out of bed before noon, but fresh donuts will usually do the trick!
Of course, starting the day by hugging a couple of pretty ladies is always good too! Here I am with my pals Kelli Faidley and Carol Hill. Talk about a thorn between two roses!
I don’t know how Barbara Westfield can work so hard, and still get up so early, and look so darned happy! I lean on Barb a lot for 1,001 chores before, during,and after the rally.
No, I mean it! I really do lean on Barb!
And here is the beautiful Miss Terry, the reason I live and breathe. No matter how hard she is working or how stressed she may get, she always has a smile for everybody, and makes them feel welcome. She is the perfect hostess!
The day was filled with seminars, shopping the vendor booths, and visiting with good friends. And a good bit of work got done, too. Here is Rob Gamble, from Redlands RV, demonstrating the art of stripping a car. No, Rob isn’t operating a chop shop here at the rally, he is installing a Blue Ox base plate, and an Air Force One auxiliary brake on Orv and Nancy Hazelton’s new car. The Redlands crew has been busy doing all kinds of repairs and upgrades on RVs and tow cars here at the rally.
I needed a couple more contestants for tonight’s Cactus Queen beauty contest. Here I am trying to convince Don Greene, from Harvest Hosts, that he should participate, by showing him a You Tube video of our Hoosier Honey contest last year at Elkhart Campground.
Don’s wife Kim thought it would be fun, but Don was a hard sell. But, if you look at that smirk on my face in this picture, you can tell I’m about to close the deal!
After a long day of fun, what do we do in the evening? Why, have more fun, of course! A little after 7 p.m., the husband and wife duo Ea$y Money took to the stage with great toe tapping country music. They were good!
And even though they may have been tired from all of the day’s activities, it didn’t stop several couples from getting up to dance.
So, as you can see, we have a lot of fun at our rallies. If you haven’t been to one yet, we hope you’ll join us at our Eastern Rally, which will be September 26 – 30 in Celina, Ohio, or next year, back here in Yuma, March 5-9.
Today will be another busy day, with a full lineup of seminars, and tonight’s pizza party and Cactus Queen contest. The fun never stops!
Thought For The Day – Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish,but you can only spend it once.