Happy Place For A Rally
We held our American Coach chapter rally prior to the FMCA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Little Farm on the River RV Park located near Rising Sun, Indiana.
We could not have been more pleased with the campground. There are two campground areas, one next to the Ohio River and the other close to the recreation areas (there is one large rec room, an Olympic-size pool, a large pavilion, and a catch-and-release lake). The campground was very reasonably priced.
A highlight at Little Farm is the personal involvement of the owners and staff. The owners (Richard and Linda Elsen) are very proactive in ensuring a rally has everything to be successful. There was never an extra charge for the use of the rec room, pavilions, or equipment; we had events at four different locations within the campground. The office and grounds staffs are courteous and professional. The owner even arranged for police assistance for our departure and provided hayrides for visits to a local wolf sanctuary.
The local area has casinos, a golf course, and close proximity to Cincinnati and interstate highways.
We had 40 coaches attend our prerally, and everyone was very pleased with Little Farm on the River (www.littlefarmresort.com; 812-438-4500). If you are looking for a great place to hold a rally, take a close look at this campground.
Raymond & Pauline Shea, F328811
Green Cove Springs, Florida
As longtime Alaskans and FMCA members, we enjoyed the excellent article “Rent A Motorhome — And See Alaska” by Susan Worden in the July 2012 issue (page 78).
We’d like to add that a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage will provide an appreciation of the native cultural history before starting your trip.
Regarding the route in the article, we travel the Alaska Highway through Canada with our motorhome at least once and sometimes twice a year to destinations in the Lower 48, and are thus very familiar with road conditions both in and out of Alaska. While we agree that the views along the Denali Highway are stunning, we would never take our motorhome or a rental across it from Paxson to Cantwell. Instead, we would recommend continuing north on the Richardson Highway from Paxson to Fairbanks. Stop at the Santa Claus House in North Pole on your way.
Things to do in and around Fairbanks include riding on the Riverboat Discovery, visiting Pioneer Park, and seeing the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Dinner at the Pump House restaurant can be part of a relaxing evening. For mining history, take a short trip north of Fairbanks to see the Eldorado Gold Mine as well as Gold Dredge No. 8 in Fox.
From Fairbanks, you can continue south on the Parks Highway to Denali National Park and resume the itinerary listed in the article.
Wes & Sue Tonkins, F150025