All of you folks in Texas can quit complaining about the droughts. Nick’s here to make it all better for you! We arrived Monday afternoon under a bright blue sky and by evening it had clouded up and was looking ugly. Yesterday we had heavy clouds all day long, lots of fog, and a few scattered raindrops. Last night the wind kicked up and our motorhome really did some rocking and rolling during the night! We’re supposed to have thunderstorms and rain the rest of the week. But the good news is, it is supposed to clear up Saturday just about the time we are ready to leave Galveston Bay RV Resort.
We had a good time yesterday running around with Greg and Jan doing some sightseeing, a little bit of shopping, stopping for a wonderful lunch at Katz’s Deli in Houston, and just having a great time together. We topped off the day with dinner at King Food, a favorite Chinese restaurant of theirs that I’d be happy to go back to any day of the week.
There seems to be a problem with the PayPal link on the rally registration page for our Arizona Gypsy Journal rally. I have reset the link twice now and it still doesn’t work correctly. If you are trying to register for the rally and can’t get PayPal to work, you can make a payment directly by logging onto www.PayPal.com and making a payment to editor@GypsyJournal.net. The rally fee is $125, or $140 if you are coming in as an early bird on Sunday, March 4. If you register directly this way, please send me an e-mail with your names and contact information and I’ll get right back to you. Hopefully we will get this problem resolved very shortly, and in the meantime, I apologize for the inconvenience.
Good news on the rally entertainment! David Bradley, who performed for us two years ago and was such a big hit with the crowd is coming back and will be doing a concert for us on Tuesday evening. David puts on a fun show and we’re looking forward to having him back with us again.
If you’re into genealogy be sure to check out the online training videos link that my friend Roger Marble from the RV Tire Safety blog sent me. Roger presents genealogy seminars at our Eastern rallies and they are always very popular. Unfortunately, Judy Bayless won’t be able make it to the Yuma rally this year to present her popular genealogy seminars, and we’re sure going to miss her.
I have received several inquiries lately from blog readers who have been contacted by a company or companies that arrange RV swaps. As I understand it, for a fee you can register your recreational vehicle with these folks and put into a pool that other RV owners who are part of the program can use for vacations. The idea seems to be that if you live in Pennsylvania, for example, and want to vacation in Yellowstone but have limited time available, instead of spending most of your vacation time traveling to and from home, you can arrange to pick up an RV from another pool member who lives closer to your destination and use it. They, in turn, can do the same thing with your or another RV in the pool when they vacation away from their home area.
People asked what I thought of the plan and I see far too many negatives that outweigh any positives there might be. What happens if the person using your RV trashes it or gets into an accident? Who’s responsible? Will your insurance company cover you in such a situation? What if, when it is time for you to go on vacation, there is not a suitable RV available? Do you really want some stranger taking off in your RV? Not this kid!
Were going to start the day this morning with some of Jan’s fresh breakfast croissants, and then Greg has some clients to call on. When he’s done we’ll figure out what we’re going to do the rest of the day. We may go running around again, or we may just sit here and watch the wind whip the water in Dickinson Bayou into a froth.
Thought For The Day – Stop holding onto what hurts and make room for what feels good.