In the past two issues of Family Motor Coaching, I wrote about the Czarsty family and our motorhoming experiences. This month, among other topics, I want to focus on the staff who keep FMCA’s national office humming, and on Brad Koshland, F313666, FMCA’s new executive director, who began work on January 3.
Dear RV Doctor:
We recently purchased a preowned 2007 motorhome. We haven’t actually camped in it yet but have done some local driving to get used to it. Weâ€™ve read about the need to level the motorhome so the refrigerator works properly and understand the necessity.
Fun, friendship, and merriment were experienced by members of three FMCA chapters that assembled for a joint rally at the Mtn. View Holiday Trav-L-Park in Baker City, Oregon, September 16 through 19, 2010. The chapters involved were the Snake River Valley, the Panhandle Gems, and the Rim Rock Roamers.Â
Most people understand the importance of checking and changing the oil in their motorhome as part of the vehicleâ€™s regular maintenance schedule. Insufficient or degraded oil can lead to poor engine performance and engine damage. The same is true for a vehicleâ€™s cooling system, but it doesnâ€™t seem to get equal attention.
California has more than 23,000 bridges. There are drawbridges, suspension bridges, arch bridges, and even truss bridges, but thereâ€™s only one Sundial Bridge. Itâ€™s located in the northern California city of Redding, and as the name suggests, itâ€™s the odd combination of a bridge and a sundial.
What we saw when we arrived took us by surprise. In front of us was a 1989 Airstream â€œclassicâ€ 370 LE motorhome. Judging by the exterior, it appeared to be in very good condition. Its two previous owners had always kept it under cover in Washington. The aluminum shell was in excellent shape and …
Thereâ€™s music in the air at the historic homestead near tiny Strasburg, North Dakota, and no wonder. This is where one of Americaâ€™s most famous bandleaders, Lawrence Welk, was born â€” and learned to play his accordion. â€œThe family got so tired of listening to Lawrence practice that they sent him out to the …
Stroll through any resort or campground, and youâ€™ll likely agree that most RVers are sociable by nature. Youâ€™ll find people huddled together around fire pits and picnic tables everywhere you look. Chances are, you also will see plenty of spirited RVers playing board games. Games have become powerful social lubricants.
As the winter of 2010-2011 draws to a close â€” and none too soon, many folks might say â€” itâ€™s time to prepare the motorhome and hit the road. FMCAâ€™s 85th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase, March 14 through 17, in Perry, Georgia, may be the perfect destination as the warm-weather travel season commences.
St. Louis is a true American melting pot when it comes to cuisine, thanks to its immigrants. It began in the 1600s as a French settlement, later joined by waves of Italian, Irish, German, and Creole arrivals. Drawing upon that rich heritage, here are some St. Louis classic dishes to try in your own galley.Â
During the winter, when deciduous trees have lost their leaves, the bare branches provide views of things that are hidden during much of the year. Sometimes youâ€™ll find a green growth of mistletoe, living as a parasite in the tree. Other times it will be a hawkâ€™s nest.Â And sometimes it will be a sleeping porcupine.