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Ken & Sheila

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FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« on: December 07, 2015, 01:57:16 PM »
FMCA will finally announce that the Summer 2016 Convention will be held in West Springfield MA on August 3,4,5,&6.
Press release tomorrow and then it should be on FMCA.com


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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 04:48:10 PM »
Wow!!  That's a long distance from little old West Point, Utah Ken. :o

Don't think we're gonna make that one.

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 10:12:40 AM »
To far for us as well.
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 12:46:49 PM »
Guess we'll enjoy Indio and skip the national rally next year. Maybe we'll go to Redmond in August and pretend to be at a rally :)
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 08:05:13 PM »
We were headed east this summer anyway. Could be a fun stop. While they haven't confirm that the venue will be the Big E(Eastern States Exposition) event center that's what it was originally proposed. I don't see how they'll be able to handle much more than 2,000 coaches at the Big E. Maybe they have arranged more parking off site.
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 08:52:59 PM »
The Big E was named in the press release. I'd love to see the parking plan.
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 08:03:32 AM »
Quite a change from the 2 year schedules they used to have. I guess that when they needed room at the big facilities.

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2015, 04:17:16 PM »
If my math is correct, that is right behind the 56th Escapades in Essex Junction, VT, July 24 29, 2016   

Is something bad going to happen where we should all be huddled in New England in mid summer???  :o

Kim

p.s. and yes, we are confirmed for the Escapades....we need new microfibre towels....
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2015, 06:22:49 PM »
Kim,

Essex is a nice facility for smaller rallies (I think they have room for about 1000 coaches). FMCA had one of their very early conventions there and for the past 20 some years the FMCA Northeast Area Rally has been staged there many years. We were volunteers back in 1995 or 96 when our chapter, Green Mountain, was the sponsor of the NE Area rally at Essex. Yips that's 20 years ago! Time really does seem to fly by.
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2015, 08:48:03 PM »
Essex Junction was talking about putting in dump stations this year, but I don't know if that happened.
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2015, 10:39:14 PM »
Wow!!  That's a long distance from little old West Point, Utah Ken. :o

Don't think we're gonna make that one.

Mike.

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2015, 08:16:52 AM »
Funny how small of a world it is. I grew up in Syracuse.

Awesome.  Do you full-time or where do you call home now?

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2015, 10:47:56 PM »
Awesome.  Do you full-time or where do you call home now?

Mike.

We live in Roy by the Winegars. Won't be full timing for a long time.  We just got our first trailer this fall and look forward to a lot of camping this coming year. We'll have to try to make it to a rally.
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2015, 10:44:59 AM »
We live in Roy by the Winegars. Won't be full timing for a long time.  We just got our first trailer this fall and look forward to a lot of camping this coming year. We'll have to try to make it to a rally.

You're just north of me by a few miles and my in-laws live just east of the Winegars about a half mile.  Small world.

Congrats on your first trailer.  I hope you enjoy RVing in it.

As for rallies, there is a great one planned for Big Bend, TX in April.  We went to the one in Palo Duro Canyon, TX last May and it was great.  I highly recommend attending one of the forum rallies, absolutely great people.

Here is a link to the Big Bend rally for April if you are interested.
http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,87612.0.html

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2015, 05:55:15 PM »
    Mike, it is time you throw in the towel and retire.  That way you can take in all those nice rallies, east, west and north.

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2015, 07:42:08 AM »
    Mike, it is time you throw in the towel and retire.  That way you can take in all those nice rallies, east, west and north.

Ed

Ed, you have no idea how much I would love to do that.  Unfortunately we still have a few more years of working still so we will just have to see everyone as often as we can for now, which kind of sucks by the way.  This is such a great group of people we would love to see everyone more often.

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2016, 10:50:21 AM »
Wow, that's up in our neck of the woods.  Would love to have some of you make it up to the Portland area.  Maybe a dinner out at one of the great lobster places. 

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2016, 02:33:59 PM »
I'm going to be in Essex Junction to help with the sound systems at the Escapees Escapade.  We'll have to see if I'm retired by then and can stick around for a while or if I have to make a beeline back across the country, but it would be great to meet up with others in the area.
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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2016, 11:06:51 AM »
All I need is a couple of good campground recommendations in the general vicinity of Portland and I am in!  8)

Christi wants to see Bar Harbor again, and I have never been there, so .....


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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2016, 12:56:34 PM »
Kim,

For Bar Harbor we well probably be at the Narrows Too where we have stayed before. I'm working on Portland - more later.
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All I need is a couple of good campground recommendations in the general vicinity of Portland and I am in!  8)

Christi wants to see Bar Harbor again, and I have never been there, so .....


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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2016, 01:04:48 PM »
    Kim, PM Rene T, that is his home territory, he lives around an hour away from Portland.  One of my hidden treasures is near Freeport ME, about 20 miles north of Portland, it is a real shifting sand desert, here is a link from Good Sam:  http://www.woodalls.com/Campground/campgrounddetails.aspx?cgid=830001635  But the whole coast from Seabrook MA all the way up to Brunswick is dotted with a lot of campgrounds.  When the kids were young, we often would stay at Bayley's near Old Orchard Beach:  http://www.woodalls.com/Campground/campgrounddetails.aspx?cgid=721004347

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2016, 01:47:37 PM »
Bayleys in Scarborough is a big campground and Richard Sharp stayed there this spring, so he could give more first hand knowledge.  It's near marshes, so can't vouch for the mosquitoes in August.  Wassumpski Springs CG is much smaller with a man-made lake, on the Scarborough/Westbrook/ Portland lines.  Just can't remember which town it's in.  Can Google for details.  There are
also some in Wells, much further south from Portland, but easy enough to get to on the turnpike.  I-95 in NH and ME ARE tolls, so be prepared.  There are also some CG on the other side of Portland as Ed pointed out.  We've only stayed at Wassumpski Springs for a summer because it was the closest one to familiy.  We actually lived west of Portland at one time and are there again, but now only about 4 miles from Wassumski Springs.  There are not many up that way that can accommodate many big rigs.  You really need to get your reservations in now or as soon as possible, because the good ones go quickly, because of the lack of them. 

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Re: FMCA Summer 2016 Convention
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2016, 03:49:01 PM »
Bayleys in Scarborough is a big campground and Richard Sharp stayed there this spring, so he could give more first hand knowledge.

No mosquitoes when we were there. It was conveniently located to Fred and Daisy's home when we arrived. They move as soon as we got there (I think they may have been trying to get away from us  :) ) and not too bad of a location to their new home. There is lots to do in the area.

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