Sunday, August 13, 2006

Greetings from the FMCA Convention

We're here. We're parked. Along with at least a couple thousand other motorhomes. And, it doesn't start till tomorrow. We're in lot V, street 6 if anyone wants to come visit. The location is the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte/Concord, NC. Normally you see race cars here. Some RVers are attending this rally just because they're Nascar fans and they wanted the chance to get a closeup view of the track. I'm not a Nascar fan, but I gotta admit it is interesting to see the track. I'd love to get a photo of a motorhome taking a lap! But, I think it would fall over while driving the sloped turns. We were hoping to get parked in the infield, but we didn't get so lucky. It's not far though. I'll take pictures today. We got a call yesterday from FedEx. They had a package to deliver for us here at the convention and he needed some more details on where exactly to leave it. While we were talking, he said, "There must be something about RVs going on here." :-) We have electricity this time - we made sure of that because we expect it to be hot and we have to leave Odie alone most of the day. If you've never been to a big rally, it's interesting how they can provide electricity. Just take a big field, put portable generators in trailers, and run big cables to outlet stands/portable pedestals. But, there's no water or sewer hookups. We'll be here for 6 nights so we need to conserve and use facilities outside of the motorhome whenever possible. Here's Odie guarding the door for Jim. So - we're off today to get setup for the Coach Connect/Road Connect Internet Cafe. This is the Wi-Fi hotspot in the Information Center. That's where we'll be all week except when we're giving our seminars. Here's our list of seminars: Get Away, Stay Connected with Wi-Fi Monday 9:30 am to 10:45 Seminar 4 Practice Safe Computing Tuesday 9:45 am to11 Seminar 1 Managing Digital Photos with Picasa Tuesday 11:30 am to 12:45 Seminar 1 Get Away, Stay Connected with Wi-Fi Wednesday 9:45 am to 11 Seminar 3 Every RVer Needs a Blog Thursday 8:00 am to 9:15 Seminar 3

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