Sunday, July 22, 2007

In This Post:

What's New With Us: Life on Wheels and The Rally
Brief Article: Going Places
Vicki's Quick and Easy Recipes: Zucchini with Shallots
RVing Tip: RV Storage Tip

What's New with Us

We presented our RV lifestyle classes at the Life on Wheels Conference from July 16 through the 20th. This annual event has been held at the University of Idaho in Moscow Idaho since 1994. We particularly enjoy teaching here because we get a chance to teach serious RV students in an educational atmosphere. It is also an opportunity for us to get together with other RVing instructors with whom we have become good friends over the years.

Next, we presented seminars for five days at The Rally in Redmond, Oregon. This year's rally had 3,800 RVs of all descriptions camped on or near the grounds of the Deschutes County Expo Center. Most of those attending The Rally were members of the Good Sam Club. Our column, RV Insight, appears in "Highways", the Good Sam Club's monthly magazine. So it is no surprise to us that each of our seminars attracted between 250 and 700 people.

One of the benefits of attending a big rally is that some of the RV manufacturers provide minor repair services on their brand of RVs right in the rally campsites. We took advantage of this perk by asking Country Coach to replace both windshield wiper arms on our motorhome. Country Coach graciously complied and only charged us for the windshield wiper arms.

Monday the 23rd we leave Redmond and head for an RV park in Seattle, Washington where we will attend to some housekeeping chores before beginning our Alaska adventure.