Today was the first day of seminars, presentations and classes. Since I coordinate the Leisure Time Activity program I try to pop in and out of all of those classes in case a presenter needs something or has questions etc. I don’t normally stay for the entire class…unless it’s something I’m interested in learning.
Michael had a full agenda of seminars he wanted to attend today with his first one being a Lippert seminar about aftermarket items which started at 8:00 am.
With Michael’s first seminar at 8:00 am I made us an early breakfast and then gave him a ride over to the rally hall about 7:45 am.
My first LTA class wasn’t until 9:00 am so I went back home for a short while before heading back over to the History room to check on the first 2 classes of the day – Munzee (upstairs) and Wake Up Work Out (downstairs).
Wake Up Work Out is presented by Ann Mayer, who does an excellent job. The participants have a great time and get a pretty darn good work out too! This class is offered Tuesday-Thursday and seems to grow over the course of the week. They had a great turnout with 21 attendees on the first day!
Munzee was presented by husband and wife team, Kim & Dot and had a nice turn out as well. You might remember that Michael and I used to play Munzee a lot but have gotten away from it. Hopefully Kim & Dot have created a few new Munzers that will enjoy the game too.
Lisa Altizer presented a Make & Take beaded bracelet class and had 11 ladies join her in learning to make their very own bracelet. Such tiny, tiny beads…my eyes wouldn’t have been able to focus I’m afraid. It’ll be interesting to see some of the finished creations.
Michael also attended seminars on LED lighting and Water Systems in the morning. Michael was happy to report that he learned how to choose the correct LED lights. ???
Michael and I took a little time to walk around the Marketplace in between a couple of sessions. I ended up purchases a couple of grill mats and some of those flexible kebab skewers. The demo on the mats blew me away with how easy they are to clean up.
We met after the last morning class and flew home to grab some lunch (Michael made BLTs). We were home about 30 minutes before it was time for us to head back to the rally hall, picking up Stella on the way. We both had seminars we wanted to attend at 1:00 pm – Michael went to a Level-Up class while I went next door to the My RV Kitchen seminar.
After my seminar I went over to the History room to check on Ann, who was starting a Make-n-Take Card class. Ann’s a veteran of presenting so I didn’t stay long just long enough to peek in, hand out a few jumbo jellybean samples from the Wakarusa Dime Store and be on my way.
From there I went home to do a little dinner prep since Dan, Amanda and the boys would be here in time for dinner. I also got a little blog writing and relaxing in too!
Michael rounded out his afternoon with a MORryde seminar and a Wash Wax ALL RV Finish Care seminar. His last seminar was over about 4:15 pm so I went back up to the rally hall to pick him up to take him home.
Dan, Amanda and the boys arrived about 5:00 pm. We had enough time to sit and chat for a bit, eat dinner (home-cooked as requested by Dan) before we had to be over to the rally hall by 7:00 pm to attend the Welcome/Dessert reception. Jim Beletti went over the agenda and made necessary announcements.
Afterward we toured each of the show coaches (Alex had a blast!) and then took a short ride around the fairgrounds so that we could introduce Dan, Amanda and the boys to some of our favorite people. We got back home after 10:00 pm (past the boys bedtime!) and got the boys ready for bed while Mike and Dan got Dan’s Tesla settled in for the night.
I wanted to give a little update about our friend, Bernie, who was taken to the hospital on Sunday. The doctors here were able to get him stabilized and yesterday evening he was transported by ambulance to a hospital in St. Louis (home) where he will have a heart cath done.
Bernie’s wife, Judi, their truck and 5th wheel were taken back to St. Louis today by 4 wonderfully caring men (Larry, Jay, Roy & Mike)…all fellow Heartland owners who have hearts of gold. They took an extra truck so that when they get the 5er put into storage and Judi settled in they can turn around and come back here to the rally where their wives await. With 4 drivers they thought it would be easier to drive in 4 hour increments.