"Doing things Differently"


Monday's update.  Was 55 degrees this morning when we woke up.  This afternoon it was about 90.  Funny thing though, the humidity is fairly low and it doesn't feel as bad as it is at home when it's 90.  One thing I've noticed is that there are virtually no bugs here.  No flies, mosquito's, gnats, etc.  Interesting.  We had our first 4 classes today.  They each last about 1 - 1/2 hours each.  There is a fellow here from Coachman to discuss what people want in a Full time rig or Extended time rig.  It was an interesting experience to say the least.  Some of the suggestions were good, others amounted to a "raise the ceiling while lowering the roof" concept, in other words, impossible.  Some people wanted exact opposites on the same items - some wanted a door entry at the front of the right side of the coach, others wanted it in the middle of the rig on the right side.   Some wanted carpet, others wanted no carpet.  After the seminar, I commented to the founder of Life on Wheels, Gaylord Maxwell, that this was a tough bunch.  His comment was that they (the group) were trying to design a 90' motorhome that costs $900,000 and fit it into a 40' space and sells for $185,000 - $200,000.  That about sums it up.  Next was pro's and con's about joining campground membership programs.  Good and bad there, depending on how you use your rv.  Some would be wonderful for some people and horrible for the next.  Next was personal safety for rver's, followed by guns and rv's.  Very informative on those two.  As with every other subject, when you look at the whole spectrum, may or may not be a good idea to carry a gun for protection.  There are some alternatives, however.  There is a pepper spray that works great, and will disable an attacker instantly.  The instructors have had to use theirs 3 times in the last 2 years...... on dogs.  Works with them too.  It's something mailmen have been using for a while to deal with dogs on their route.  They've got stun guns that are legal in most places in the US, but they cost about $600.00.  Cheap if it gets you from getting killed.     Expensive if you never need it.  Hey, I finally got some pictures posted.  Enjoy.  By the way, there are over 660 people attending these seminars.