FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
November 2006
Staying Found Print Email
Global positioning system (GPS) technology can be called rocket science, and, in fact, it really is. Currently 24 GPS satellites are orbiting the earth at an altitude of approximately 12,000 miles.
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The Gulf Coast, Alabama-Style Print Email
It’s a rare person who doesn’t find the sea and sand tempting, especially during the cold months up north. While Alabama's shoreline may not be the first place that pops to mind when planning a winter getaway, don’t overlook it.
But what about the devastating consequences of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf coast? You might assume that Alabama's coast was adversely affected, too.
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Former Western Area Vice President Succumbs To Illness Print Email
Former Western Area vice president George Rogers, F103097, passed away on August 21, 2006, at the age of 83 after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart disease. He died peacefully at his home at the Anaheim Hills Club in Anaheim Hills, California, with his wife of 65 years, Ann, and his family by his side.
The Rogerses began motorhoming in 1978, but didn't discover FMCA until 1988 when George picked up a copy of Family Motor Coaching magazine at his doctor's office.
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Oh, Deer! Print Email
Whenever we aren’t on the road, our “window” on nature is often the sliding glass door at home. We set up our office so that we both have an easy view of the “back forty,” where we often get four-legged visitors.
Earlier this year, Lowell caught some motion out of the corner of his eye.
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Tech Talk: Tech Talk Print Email
In the August 2006 "Tech Talk" column, it was reported that Mr. Louis King of Decelomatic Corporation had passed away and his company was no longer in business.
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Walking Smarter, Not Harder Print Email
After nine years of traveling the country in our motorhome, I was beginning to feel like a migrant couch potato. Once I discovered Nordic walking, a flexible exercise routine that I can easily fit in while traveling, I turned the corner on losing weight and started feeling more energized.
I was walking for exercise before, but now I am walking smarter, not harder.
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Inside Mesa Print Email
You can learn so much more about a town just by driving around its downtown area. In the snowbird town of Mesa, Arizona, all you need to do is observe the street signs, and you begin to learn its history.
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Staying Informed Print Email
With Thanksgiving coming up later this month, consider this column a cornucopia of reminders, news, and views for those on the go.
One more time
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington, D.C., more than 100,000 fires each year are associated with cooking equipment, many from burners left unattended.
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Sensational Southeastern Arizona Print Email
This is a terrific time of the year to visit southeast Arizona. You're likely to have good weather, and encounter fewer tourists.
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Readers’ Forum: November 2006 Print Email
Dear Editor:
In December 2005 we bought a 40-foot Newmar diesel pusher with four slideouts. We love the coach.
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