Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The last time I wrote was Friday morning, the 14th.  We were just joining the staff of for the Escapade (Escapees RV Club’s national RV rally).  Now the Escapade is over; we have left the grounds, and are in West Plains, MO.

The rally was one of the best.  We had 574 RV’s, and 1,011 people.  It was relatively small for a national rv rally, but we had a wonderful time.  Our volunteer job was to assist the Escapees Chapter Directors in setting up what we call “The Row”.  This year The Row consisted of Escapees Chapters, Co-op’s and Certified BOF’s booths located in one of the buildings on the Missouri State Fair Grounds in Sedalia, MO. Here are some pictures taken during the setting up, including Denny Orr telling people what to do. DSC05545 And others trying to put their booths together.DSC05543DSC05549DSC05551DSC05552

We practiced our Parade of Banners in front of the stage.  DSC05557DSC05559DSC05591  And then we took a group picture.  2012 DSC05601 Row Group Picture  We also had dinner together.  DSC02121DSC02124DSC02125

Once the attendee’s showed up on Sunday, the week flew past.  We did get to tour the “Market Area” a couple of times which resulted in Marilyn getting a new Samsung Galaxy Stellar smart phone.  I attended a couple of seminars.  Then Marilyn and I were each on a couple of full-time rving panels.

Wednesday Dennis and Carol Hill surprised everyone by driving from California in two and a half days.  It was wonderful to see them again.  We had had such a wonderful time traveling to Alaska with them last summer.

Thursday afternoon, Bryan Rose updated the software in his iPhone.  Not to be outdone, I attempted to upgrade the software in my iPhone.  Unfortunately, the installation failed.  Then the restore function also failed.  We took the phone to a Verizon Franchisee last night, as well as talking to Customer No-Service to no avail. 

This morning we said goodbye to our Escapade friends, and headed south.  We stopped at a Verizon Company Store in Springfield, MO.  They were unable to resurrect my iPhone either.  But even though my iPhone is emulating a paper weight, they had a solution.  A new iPhone 4s will be shipped to me in care of the Allegro Campground in Red Bay, AL.  So I will only be without a phone for about a week.

Hugs, and I will type at you later.

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