FMCA is the Family MotorCoach Association. We’ve been giving seminars at their rallies since 2005. We plan our travels around the national rallies, which is why we’re in Wyoming this summer.
Attending a big RV rally is a unique experience. Don’t plan on wilderness camping! Here is a typical parking arrangement. You’ve got to be friendly! I wrote a post for RV.net a while back called 7 Steps to Enjoying a Big RV Rally that you may want to read if you’re thinking of attending one.
It was perfectly gorgeous weather for the majority of the week, BUT, it just takes one nasty thunderstorm on the last day to leave an impression! The ground was wet and lots of RVs got stuck on the departure day. I think these guys with jeeps and winches actually enjoyed getting to put their vehicles to the test. They did successfully get this big RV out of its rut, and it drove away to raucous applause!
We can’t tell you much about all the great activities at this rally because we were working! During the week, we presented 8 seminars, listed below. The link for each one will take you to the seminar handouts. Feel free to download them for your own personal use. If you’d like a presentation for your group, contact us.
- Technology For Travelers
- Movie Maker
- Every RVer Needs A Blog
- Smartphone Overview
- Smartphone Photography Workshop
- Picasa & Picasa Web Albums
- Google Maps
The smartphone topic was the most popular. Standing room only. We needed to take a panorama shot to get them all in!
Picasa was still pretty popular as well.
We were in a different room for almost every seminar, so we had to get good at carrying all our stuff around. Here’s Jim getting ready to go to work.
And, Thank You Connie Bradish! for helping us out with people coming to our table to become Geeks on Tour members. We weren’t there very often. That means it’s partly Connie’s efforts that allow us to welcome 93 new and renewing members to Geeks on Tour this week!
As soon as the ground dried out a bit, we pulled out and hit the road, on our way back east to Rapid City and the Safari Rally.
The next FMCA convention will be in Perry, Georgia March 17-20, 2014. Hope to see you there!
Jim Reese and I were parked next to you in the Winnebago Adventurer. Enjoyed visiting with your Jim while watching others get towed out behind us. It looks like they finally got around to spreading more gravel before you left. Sorry we didn’t get to any of your seminars this time, but we’ve enjoyed them in the past and will certainly plan to attend the next time we’re at the same rally. So glad to find the hand-outs on your site and will definitely download and use them.
Thanks for all your hard work and very helpful information.