Thursday, March 17, 2016

FMCA Family Reunion - First Day

The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) has two national rallies each year. This one is our first national rally.  About five years ago we attended the Eastern Regional rally at Winston-Salem, NC.  The national FMCA rallies are probably the largest organized meetings for RVers.  Over 2,500 motorhomes are camped out together for five days. 

FMCA 2016 Perry, Georgia Family Reunion  (https://www.fmca.com/conventions-64/perry-2016.html)

Here is our parking location.
March 15 & 16 are the main arrival days.  There were mostly open fields on the 15th.

 We are still seeing arrivals today, the 17th. Many of the large fields are now filled with motorhomes.
The view from the top of our coach.

The parking is layed out in blocks with numbered streets. Most attendees are parked  boondock style with no hook-ups.  Probably a third of the coaches paid the additional fee for electric service.




It's fun to stroll around and check-out the many brands and models.  Here's a Georgetown like ours with it's guard dog.
FMCA provides trams for transportation around the grounds.  Ina and I rode one of them yesterday just as an orientation.



Earlier today there was a golf cart decorating contest for Saint Patricks day.

There are dozens of seminars to attend covering everything about RVs and the RVing lifestyle.  Also the display of new motorhomes rivals that of RV shows (like the one in Hersey, PA), but without the crowding.
Here is a link to the gallery of photos on FMCA's web site (https://www.fmca.com/conventions-64/perry-2016/image-gallery.html)