January 23, 2012—I haven’t yet talked about the big RV show. That’s because there really isn’t much to talk about.
The RV show is like a huge home show for RVers. Hundreds of vendors exhibit in booths in a huge tent; many more exhibit outside of the tent area but within the “official” show site.
We went down to the show the first day, along with thousands of others. The aisles were so crowded we could hardly get through. What was worse was the fact that the wind was blowing. It wasn’t gusty; it was just plain windy, with 15 to 20 mph winds. The winds themselves, although chilly, weren’t the problem. It was the dust they stirred up. It got into everything. Jim forgot his sunglasses; he had to go back for them to protect his contact lenses from the dust.
The first day we looked at the various exhibits for a couple of hours. Jim studied some brochures he gathered, and yesterday we went back for more information. The crowds were still heavy, but much better. At least we could get down the aisles without losing each other.
Of course we signed up for a number of drawings, including one for a free vacation in Alberta, Canada. I had my picture taken with a real Canadian Mountie. He didn’t have his horse or a dog with him, however.
Jim was able to get information and actually purchase some products at a reasonable price that he needed. But, there were no seminars. That was a disappointment.
Today we are going to move the RV to a park, so we can can dump, take on water, and do the wash. We are also going to go up to Lake Havasu City, about an hour north of here, and see the London Bridge. Tomorrow we may be driving back to Buckeye to pick up the packages (a tablet computer and a wifi gadget) we had delivered in care of a friend I have there.
Your Reluctant RoVer,