FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
November 2004
Downsizing Print Email
Two events prompted my wife, Nancy, and me to consider a smaller motorhome. We both turned 70, and Nancy had a serious hip problem (after six replacements) that was aggravated by climbing up the stairs in our previous type A motorhomes.
During a 26-year period, we have owned nine motorhomes; have driven more than 250,000 miles; have crossed the United State nine times; and probably lived in the various coaches the equivalent of four years.
The Place To Be (Was) Albert Lea Print Email
Anyone who has ever been involved in planning and executing an area rally knows that there are several required ingredients. A successful rally depends on large quantities and a careful blending of dedication, patience, flexibility, cooperation, labor, a sense of humor, and prayer.
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Print Email
The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail only travels through Arizona and California, but it greatly influenced the early history of these two states. The trail runs from Nogales, Arizona, to San Francisco, California, following the route established by Spanish commander Juan Bautista de Anza back in 1774.
Readers’ Forum: November 2004 Print Email
"Beat Road Boredom With 'The World's Largest'…" (September 2004, page 108) noted that the world's largest teepee was located in Malad, Idaho, and was 46 feet tall. After the article was published, Gene Hunzeker, F38199, told us that the teepee is no longer on the grounds of Red Hawk Trading (the company that made it).
A Good Investment Print Email
Joining Family Motor Coach Association is probably one of the best investments you will ever make. Our independent outside auditor calculates that we furnish our family members benefits that cost the association more than $90 per family each year.
The Compassionate Campground Print Email
For the past 19 years, George and Lynn Hudson and Jack and Lois Abernathy, F131334, have co-owned the St. Louis RV Park, C3163.
Cattails — By Any Other Name Print Email
Flagtail, marsh beetle, blackcap, water torch. Visit the shoreline of most lakes, rivers, marshes, and ponds, and you’ll see areas of these grasslike plants stretching as much as 10 feet high above the water.
Survey Results, Part Two Print Email
In April 2004 this column contained a survey that brought in 300 replies from full-timers. Of these, approximately 15 percent of the responses came from people traveling alone; the rest were sent in by couples, plus a few trios or quartets.
FMCA Charitable "Round Up" Donations Pass $1 Million Mark Print Email
An important milestone was reached in August 2004 when the total amount of money donated through FMCA's "Round Up" program passed the $1 million mark. This month I would like to share with you the background and history behind the "Round Up" program and give you information about each of the organizations that benefit from this charitable campaign.
Approximately 17 years ago, the FMCA Executive Committee decided that FMCA should search for a worthwhile cause to sponsor.
Lake Powell's Wide, Open Spaces Print Email
Of the many destinations in the Western United States, one location boasts approximately 1,960 miles of shoreline, 161,000 surface acres of water, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It's also a national preserve.
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