Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hershey RV Show and QVC Tour

Today was a beautiful fall day here in Lancaster County.  The morning started out quite chilly, but the sun came out and I enjoyed watching Dad wax our rig.  The day was so nice that we didn't even turn our AC on.  That is rare since we are in the sun.

We turned our heat on this morning.

Here I am in the shade.  I don't like the sun.
The horses enjoyed the day too.  Since it is a Sunday, they don't have to work.

Last Sunday, the folks attended the Hershey RV Show.  Our neighbors had bought five day passes, but since they were going home on Sunday, they gave their unused tickets to the folks.  Mom said that made her day.  She expected the show to be really crowded.  Their plan was to get there early and to look through RVs first and then go inside to see the vendors.  Mom said the plan worked well.  They were interested in looking at small rigs.  Mom said it would be nice to have one that she could drive.  They actually found one that they liked.  It is only 25',  Can you imagine living in that full-time?  Mom showed me pictures and showed me a couch that would be mine. Well, she said we could share it.  We would have our own TV. Dad could have the one in the living room. No, we are not buying it.  We are just thinking.  There is actually an 11 month wait to get one.

This would be my couch.  Mom said it would be a nice reading nook for her.
The bathroom sink is rather small, but the shower is fine.

The two recliners in the living room. There is a Murphy bed over the chairs that would be where the folks would sleep.  I think Mom would get tired of putting the bed up and down and waiting for Dad to be ready to go to bed, etc.

The glass is over the cook top.  The other is the sink.  Mom said her air fryer would fit.  BOL!
There is a microwave and a decent sized refrigerator.  The biggest problem is closet space.

Yesterday, the folks toured QVC Studios.  QVC is a shopping channel.  Mom used to be a big fan when we had a house.  She rarely watches now, but she thought taking the tour would be fun.

This is the lobby and some items that are for sale.

Pictures were only allowed in some parts of the tour.  The tour guide was not very enthusiastic. She said she works in the store too.  Mom said it seemed like being a tour guide was not her favorite pat of her job.  There were nine people on the tour.  Dad was the only guy.  Four women were really loud and Mom said the tour guide didn't seem to know how to handle them.  Only a few people had ever watched QVC which shocked Mom.  She said they didn't even know that it was a live show.

Old memorabilia from the early days of QVC.

The chairs and phone were from the early days.

They used to draw numbers and if they were part of your membership number, you won.  Mom never won.

This is the studio where they have a live audience.  Mom would like to go to a live show, but they don't seem to have them very often.

 The most disappointing thing was that they were not able to see a host doing a live show.  They were in a different studio than the tour that day.  Mom was surprised by how many different studio sets they actually had.  They used to have just one and the room rotated, but now they have a lot of different rooms.

They saw the control rooms through glass and the people working in them. They had a football game on which everyone thought was funny.

The tour was $10 a person.  They have more expensive tours where you can go backstage, but Mom chose just the basic tour.  She said it was fun.  It would have just been more fun to actually see one of the show hosts doing their job.

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