Friday, February 13, 2009

Member's Travels and Travel Plans

It is always fun to meet up with other members while you are traveling and to hear where other people have traveled. Send your travel plans to: FMCADogwood@gmail.com and they will be posted here.

Who plans to be at the FMCA International Convention in Perry Georgia?
Wilt & Barbara Greenwood
Bill & Rachel Ferebee
Bill & Sandy Freed
Steve & Juday Czarsty
Larry & Mim Halstead
Ryland & Evelyn Watts

It appears that Florida is the winter destination of choice. The following members are either currently in or have been to Florida this winter:
Eugene & Winnie Williams have moved to Oxford Florida
Nick & Elizabeth DeMonte
Bill & Rachel Ferebee
Ed & Anke Fisher
Berkley & Karen Alexander
Vern & Margie Davis
Larry & Mim Halstead
Steve & Judy Czarsty
Carl & Donna Gruel
Donald & Carol Warthan
Wilt & Barbara Greenwood
Lynn & Betty Gray Faber
Ralph & Jean Plott

added after original distribution:
Ed & Connie Tillman
Ron & Robin Shubra
George & Carolyn Callahan
Kenneth & Bernice Wyatt
CJ & Patricia Seamster
James & Donna Venable

Nick and Elizabeth DeMonte are in Davenport Florida. Give them a call if you are in the Disney area. They wanted to let you know that Disney is celebrating this year. With the "Disney's Armed Forces Salute" offer, active and retired US military personnel, including active and retired members of the US Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists can enjoy complimentary multiday admission into the themeparks, plus additional special ticket offers for family members and friends. This offer goes to December 23, 2009.

Berkley and Karen Alexander are in the Tampa area. They attended the Southeast Area Rally at Brooksville where they had dinner with the Greenwoods. They ran into Donna and Carl Gruel at Mac Dill.

Larry and Mim Halstead are in Dade City Florida doing a Habitat for Humanity Build with RV Care A Vanners and are having a wonderful time working with a great group of people. They spent some time in Naples and plan to go to Perry then to Americus, Georgia for another build.

Steve and Judy Czarsty had dinner with Wilt and Barbara Greenwood and managed to get in a couple of geocaches. They attended the Southeast Area Rally and plan to rally with the Elks, Full Timers, and Monaco International prior to Perry. While at Perry Judy will be interviewed by the FMCA Nominating Committee for the position of Senior Vice President Following Perry they will host the 3T's chapter rally then head to Arkansas and Louisiana; to Cincinnati for the May meetings and the Great Lakes Area Rally (GLASS); then to Richmond for GEAR. Judy said they would love to hear from their Dogwood friends as "We were the founders of Dogwood and it has a very special place in our hearts".

Carl and Donna Gruel have spent some time at MacDill AFB (near Tampa). You never know who you will run into when you are RVing. Carl was in Walmart in Wachula and ran into Carol & Don Warthan....surprise! Nick and Betty DeMonte were kind enough to put them up overnight when they they arrived at Orlando Airport very late at night after a trip to Montana for their daughter's 50th birthday. They shared a few good laughs, a great breakfast cooked by Betty and then were on their way back to pick up their rig and continue on to their next adventure.

Donald and Carol Warthan had dinner with Donna and Carl Gruel in Wachula. They have stayed at Thousand Trails Peace River and Yeehaw Junction.

Wilt and Barbara Greenwood have been in Florida, attended the Southeast Area Rally, will be returning to Richmond for a short while, then back to Georgia for the Monaco pre-rally and Perry.

Mann and Carolyn Duff are in Texas visiting with Mann's daughter and her family in Houston and spending some time in the Thousand Trails campgrounds.

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