The last few days we've had temps in the 40s overnight - a bit chilly for Florida, but another reminder we need to go south of Tampa to get the best winter weather. :)
We've been working on Rally stuff and financial stuff, so we haven't been doing any interesting outdoor activities to write about. Though the Spring Rally is sold out, we've been working on adding RV Driving School and we just got a commitment from the Escapees Smart Weigh program (RVSEF was unavailable) to once again have wheel-by-wheel RV weighing.
We have extolled the virtues of RV weighing for several years, so we're always pleased to have that service available whenever we can. There are so few wheel-by-wheel weighing teams out there, it's rare when travel schedules match up with team locations.
For more information on wheel-by-wheel weighing, check out these questions and answers on the RV Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF) website. For what it's worth, I wrote those questions and answers back when we were a weighing team ourselves. :)
Also, we've been busy with Fall Rally registrations since we just opened that up. Plus we're allowing those that signed up for the Spring Rally to change to the Fall if it works better with their schedules. A few have taken us up on that, so Linda has been doing the transfers and then sending out emails to those on the Waiting List regarding the newly available spots for the Spring.
And, believe it or not, we've been working on scheduling a 2018 Spring Rally out west. We're just in the beginning stages, and registration wouldn't open for several months, but we hope to at least announce dates and general location sometime in February.
Other than that, I've been working on revising and updating several of our financial pages.
Oh, and I did an interview with Mike Wendland for an upcoming podcast on his website Roadtreking.com. Mike is a journalist and he and his wife, Jennifer, use their Class B Roadtrek motorhome to travel extensively. They leave their house in Michigan for two to three weeks every month. To quote their website:
"His reports, along with those from a group of experienced Roadtreking Reporter correspondents from across the continent, chronicle the interesting people and places encountered in pursuit of the RV lifestyle."
Roadtreking.com is a treasure trove of stories and information, especially for those traveling in Class B motorhomes.
On the personal side, our brother-in-law, Jay, is now undergoing many of the eldercare issues I was dealing with the last couple of years, and he is having to fly to Michigan from time to time to help his parents. This weekend was one of those times, so I served as airport shuttle driver to assist a little.
Linda and her sister, Karen, have been spending some time together and they attended Riverdance last Friday night. They both loved it. It's the Irish dance show's 20th anniversary and they are doing their "Anniversary World Tour" with performances in 60 U.S. cities this year. The sisters would highly recommend attending if the show comes close to you.
On Wednesday, we'll be leaving for our next tour of RV shows. We're doing the Cincinnati-Dayton RV Super Show this weekend. It's a four-day show, so we'll be doing seminars Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. With forecasted highs of 30 on Thursday & Friday, our northern Florida highs in the 60s will look a lot better. :)
And then we'll be heading over to Columbus, Ohio for the Columbus RV Super Show the following weekend. It's the more traditional three-day show.
Well that's it for now. We hope to see some of you at one or both of those shows. :)