Rally Recap

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292012
 

I’ve had a chance to read over all of the feedback forms from our Yuma rally, and Terry has most of the paperwork wrapped up. Much of the results are about what I expected, though some are a bit surprising. There are always a lot of feedback forms that tell us we’re doing a good […]

It’s All Over

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 092012
 

Yesterday was the last full day of the Arizona Gypsy Journal rally, and after coffee and donuts this morning, everybody will be pulling out and hitting the road. Some will be staying in nearby RV parks, others will be heading back to their home bases in different parts of the country, and others will be […]

Rally Day One

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062012
 

Yesterday was easier on the parking crew than Sunday, when we parked 129 RVs. I don’t think we parked more than a dozen or so more rigs. Actually, I didn’t park any myself, the guys greeted new arrivals out front as they trickled in, and Greg pretty much led them all in and got them […]

Mar 042012
 

Today the madness starts. My blogs for the next few days may be shorter than usual, because we’ll be getting up early and working late. When all of the seminars are over for the day, the door prizes are passed out, and the buildings swept out and locked up for the night, we still have […]

And The Wind Blew

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 032012
 

It’s often windy here in Arizona, and since we’ve been in Yuma we’ve had occasional winds that lasted a few hours and then died down. But Thursday and Friday the wind really increased and it never seemed to let up. It has been blowing so hard that the thick welcome mat outside our door has […]

Busting The Budget

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022012
 

We’ve all been going in so many directions at once around here that a couple of times yesterday I almost rear-ended myself! Miss Terry, Tom and Barbara and Greg and Jan have been scurrying around helping get schedules resolved, collecting door prizes, making sure we have the equipment we need for the different seminars and […]

Saying Goodbye To Yuma

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152011
 

As promised, the road service fellow that Coach-Net sent out Sunday night called at 7:30 yesterday morning to tell me that he had located a replacement tire for our motorhome, and that he would be there within a half hour. He arrived promptly at 8, and mounted the new tire and the outside dual on […]

A Whole Lot Of Nothing

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132011
 

Yesterday, we did a whole lot of nothing. And it sure felt good! 🙂 During the rally last week, Terry and I were getting by on minimal sleep, and were on the go from before daylight every day until after midnight. By the time the last RV left the Yuma Fairgrounds on Friday, and then […]

I Miss The Rain

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082011
 

Longtime blog readers will recall that at last year’s Gypsy Gathering in Yuma, the city received its entire year’s worth of rain on the day we parked our Early Bird arrivals. Not to mention hail, sleet, and lighting! It was a miserable experience for our dedicated parking crew, but they stuck with it like the […]

It’s Early Bird Day!

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062011
 

Well, all of the weeks of planning and preparation are behind us, and today is the day the Early Birds arrive at the Yuma Fairgrounds for our Fifth Annual Western Gypsy Gathering RV Rally! We know we have a long, hard day ahead of us, but at least the weatherman is not predicting the severe […]