We spent the entire month of June at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Indiana. We participated in two RV Rallies while we were there: the Heartland Owners Rally and RV Fest.
Goshen is in the middle of Amish Country. We took advantage of the good food, gaining a couple of pounds! We also took advantage of the fine woodworking crafts and had some custom RV Furniture made by FocalWood Products. We thought our new RV was a palace before! Now it’s a palace with furniture fit for royalty! Thank you Gypsy Journal for recommending FocalWood. See June’s Blog posts for more on Jim and Chris’ adventures.
Name the RV
In last month’s newsletter, we asked for suggestions to name our new motorhome. Thank you to all who responded! Suggestions that we especially liked included: Big Boy (since our first RV was Oh Boy), suggested both by Nick Russell and Al Wilson, GOT To Go (GOT=Geeks on Tour) suggested by Judy Gales, and Geek Mobile suggested by Pat Barrow and Barry Keen. I’m afraid it still remains un-christened however, we just can’t make up our minds! Here is a link to view all of the suggestions.
Upcoming Tour Dates
We’ll soon be on our way to Vermont to present seminars at the FMCA NE Area Rally. In addition to our standard Blogger, Picasa, Facebook, Streets and Trips, and Google Earth seminars, we’ll also be doing a new 2 hour hands-on ‘Editing Digital Photos with Picasa’ class. The hands-on class is limited to 20 participants and you must register ahead of time at the rally. The $40 fee includes a USB ‘thumb’ drive with sample photos, tutorial videos and a workbook.
Here’s our schedule for the rest of the summer.
July 21-24: FMCA NE Area Rally (NEAR) Essex Junction, Vermont
Aug 10-13: FMCA Convention Madison, Wisconsin
Aug 28 – Sept 2: Escapade, Gillette, Wyoming with pre-Rally Computer Boot Camp
Sep 23-24 Gypsy Journal pre-Rally Computer Bootcamp, Celina, Ohio
Sep 26-30 Gypsy Journal Gathering, Celina, Ohio
Our Q&A Forums are a good place to ask questions (anyone can read the topics, you must be a paid member to ask a question.) We promise to respond to any questions posted here, and we have several active members who also respond with valuable information as well. Here are a few topics from the past month.
Did you know ?? … We have a separate website *just* for our Picasa tips. It’s called Picasa Tutorials, and it contains the full text of every tip that has been sent out via our weekly email Picasa Tip. Check out the Table of Contents – it’s arranged by topic and includes the full title of each tip. It’s really pretty impressive! A tip has been published nearly every week since January of 2006. And, make sure to sign up for the Tip of the Week to be notified each time a new tip is published.
Blogger has gone thru many changes in the last year, so we updated several of our Blogger videos accordingly. Most of the videos in our Blogger Starter Lessons are new. One of the tutorial videos is on our ‘Featured’ list this month: Blogger Pages for Websites. “Featured” means that it is temporarily available for viewing by non-members as well as members and it is listed in the right sidebar at www.GeeksOnTour.com.
We may still call them cigarette lighters, but we know they’re not used to light cigarettes. I’ve never smoked cigarettes, yet I want as many lighters in the car as I can get! Why? Because they’re power sources for our many electronic devices that we use while traveling down the road.
The problem is that each device (GPS, MP3 player, cellphone etc.) needs its own adapter and we soon run out of cigarette lighters.
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Smartphone and Technology Teacher, Writer, and Video Producer. Chris loves to learn and loves to teach. She also loves to travel and to scuba dive. From 2003-2017 she traveled the country in an RV with her husband, Jim offering technology seminars at RV rallies, computer clubs, and senior centers. Now they travel the world and continue teaching on their website, GeeksOnTour.com, over Zoom, and on their YouTube channel. Specializing in the use of Google Photos, Chris teaches people how to get control of the thousands of photos and videos taken with both phones and cameras these days. She is designated by Google as a Diamond leve Product Expert for Google Photos.