Well this is a first.
I’m pretty sure this is the fastest video turn-around in the history of The Fit RV. James is probably rolling his eyes right now, as this is a running joke around here. Takes us forever to get videos “producerated”… which is our made-up word for getting videos up. Yes folks, we have our own Fit RV lingo.
As I type, the Good Sam Minneapolis St. Paul RV Vacation and Camping Show is still going on all around me, wrapping up in just a few more hours. I’m sitting in the back of one of the huge ballrooms where a session’s going on in the front; a little history lesson on National Parks. The doors are thrown open along both sides of the ballroom, and I can see tons of people walking by the RVs on display and I’m trying not to think about the smell of mini-donuts that permeates every corner of the convention center. Torture.
James is off nerding out somewhere in the sea of RVs, I’m sure. We’ve had a great four days here at the show. The unseasonably warm weather made sure the show stayed packed all 4 days, and we were glad to see it. James and I both led sessions each day and got to meet loads of Fit RV followers, which is always a hoot for us. Oh and get this: James’ sessions were always packed. Hundreds of people showed up to hear him speak! But MY sessions? Most I had were about 20 people. You’ll see James’ audience yourselves in the video where I panned around and showed them.
Of course my session was about healthy RVing, and that’s clearly not on the radar of the general RV-hunting population… Yet… BUT – I did have 20 people. It’s a start! I’m not giving up. One gentleman I met is about to buy a rig to hit the road full-time. He is just retiring, is solo, and struggles with obesity and some health issues. I got to talk to him after my session. He gave me the back story about his struggle, told me his plan to RV full-time, then shyly asked me, “Do you think I’m up for this? Can I handle it?” Guys. THOSE are the moments I do this Fit RV thing for. I don’t need an audience of 300. I just want to reach one. I’m sure you can imagine how I answered his question. Yes of course he can do it! And I gave him some tips and encouragement to help him on his way. I hope I hear from him again down the road, and that he’s happy in his new rig & in his new life journey.
But besides those feel-good moments, this RV show was full of the usual RVs, James’ antics, and the smell of mini-donuts; which I’m proud to say we were able to resist the entire show! Unless that’s where James is now…
Excuse me, I have to go find my husband.