For many of us, the numerous properties overseen by the National Park Service provide highlights to our travels, but their recognition is not limited to the United States. Thirteen national parks have worldwide reputations and are among the 936 international World Heritage Sites.Â
Each autumn, motorhomers from up north turn to their favorite winter nesting places along the Gulf Coast of Texas. These “Winter Texans” may spend half of the year or more elsewhere, but locals in places such as Corpus Christi, Port Isabel, and South Padre Island consider them to be nothing less than Texans.
Just think about it! For two decades, the Happy (OK) Wanderers have enjoyed rallies, fellowship, friendships, great food, unbelievable entertainment, enticing tours, and wonderful places to camp and have fun.
Improvised Windshield Washer
On our annual winter trek from Colorado to Arizona in our motorhome, we encountered just enough snow and wet weather in Colorado to really mess up the motorhome. The spray from the passing cars and trucks was a problem, even though our windshield wipers and washers were working.
Frosty Fridge Fins
We have a 2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor motorhome. Last summer the refrigeratorâ€™s cooling unit was replaced. With the original unit, we hardly ever had to defrost the refrigerator or freezer. With the new unit we have to defrost the refrigerator about every two weeks.
"Purses" Auction Nets Many Thanks
During the Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Madison, Wisconsin, this past August, FMCA held a "Purses for a Purpose" silent auction. All funds collected through the auction were donated to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dane County.
Well, it is that time of year again, with the holidays fast approaching. This month, I have asked the new chairman of the Membership/Member Services Committee, John Breisch, to write a little something about himself and about what his committee has been doing.
“Charlie, you have a call on my cell phone.” My immediate reaction was, “I don’t think so, lady.” Jean and I were strolling in the Lazy Day Campground just off of Exit 170 on Interstate 70 near Danville, in the middle of Missouri, where we had stopped on our way to the Six State Rally in Hutchinson, Kansas.
The 19th Annual Northeast Area Rally, held July 21-24 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont, paid tribute to FMCAâ€™s Northeast Area heritage.
Well, it is that time of the year. Some of you are lingering up north, while others are either making plans to head south for the winter or are already in a warmer climate.Â Whatever the case, enjoy yourselves and the RV lifestyle we share.
Todayâ€™s family-friendly Type C motorhomes offer more sleeping area, better maneuverability, and many of the same amenities found in larger, more expensive models. This compilation includes models, dimensions, weight ratings, tank capacities, chassis type, engine type, options and base suggested retail prices.
Itâ€™s fascinating when I think back to when I was a child and arrived at the conclusion that Cheese Nips, the Cheddar cheese-flavored baked crackers, were only available 50 miles from home. The reason I believed that was because the only time we had them was when the family took an automobile trip.
Chevy Cruze Automatic No Longer Approved For Flat TowingFMC recently was notified by several FMCA members that Chevrolet has issued a bulletin and supplemental owners manual page that advises owners not to flat tow Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, even though the owners manual states that the vehicle can be towed four wheels down.
I would like to focus this monthâ€™s commentary on changes that are taking place within FMCA. First, a new events manager has been selected from two very qualified in-house candidates. Please join me in welcoming Chris Lusk as FMCAâ€™s new events manager.