Thursday, July 10, 2008

RVers enjoying the mobile life stop in Austin for pre-rally

“Home is where the heart is,” the old adage goes. And for a growing number of Americans their heart is traveling from Maine to California, Florida to Alaska and all points in between.

The RV lifestyle can take a person all over the world, and for a number of the RVers, this week it took them to Austin. The American Coach Chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) held a Pre-Rally July 8-11 before continuing on to the National FMCA Rally in St. Paul.

After two years of planning the Mower County Fairgrounds acted as a temporary home for more than 50 RVs. The American Coach Chapter worked closely with the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau to accommodate the group. The biggest challenge was finding a venue that could provide enough water and electricity and water for the large number of RVs. But after a number of additions to the Mower County Fairgrounds, the American Coach chapter had a temporary home.

While in Austin the RVers did more than have service teams work on their coaches. They held a clam chowder cook-off and a dance, took a tour of Amish Country, hosted the Spamettes and more. They took notice of the parks and bike trails all over Austin, which provide healthy activities they all enjoy. The event ended with a caravan to the National Rally.
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