February 2021 Oracle

Your local chapter ORPS FMCA Executive Board met over Zoom January 7. We will plan a virtual rally. The internet - based chat boards will bring Rally friends to- gether with a schedule of

February 2021 ORPS Chapter, Family Motor Coach Association

When it seems like every event you normally participate in is cancelled, you think, “ so let ’ s host an event ”. We organized a rally at our property in New York. Many “ invited friends ” who

events during the rally. Give us ideas you would like to see over the two days and evening. Whatever we do, we will have fun and do it safely. There are quite a few FMCA families already here at ORPS and it is a joy to see them. Sports are happening safely with common sense; Golf, Pickleball, Tennis, bicycling and lots of people are walking. I have heard from some of our Canadian families with their pictures and stories. I will continue to include them on our newsletter and in the Oracle. Please send your moments along so we can share the fun. Here is a great sunset from Patrick Kierans from Ontario, Canada. Next month I will highlight his Remote - Control Airplane hobby.

attended, appreciated the first opportunity they had, to get out, socialize and travel.

My point is, adapt, compromise and overcome. Life is too short; get out, travel. Be safe, abide by the guidelines. Cherish friends, new and old. And most of all travel, enjoy all the natural beauty and magnificent State, Regional and National parks. Most of all return to Outdoor Resorts as soon as you are able. Our first time to Yosemite National Park from the coach window. We could only traverse the park, not stop or “ recreate ” as they put it.

The Tiffin Bus in Death Valley, 124 degrees F, two 9,000 ascent and decent for this day.

From the Chapter President: I just tallied up our travels in 2020. We drove more than 18,000 miles in our RV. We explored 26 states. Another 7 National Parks were added to our United States National Park Passport logbook. Along the way we were able to visit friends and family. Now this is what I call making lemonade out of lemons. This 2020 - year trips were all done safely and with total regard to the local, state and national guidelines that existed as we traveled. One of the sports I enjoy is long distance road bicycling. All of the Century (100 mile) rides that I usually participate in were cancelled in 2020. How do you adapt? You take the time to ride in every state from Washington State to New York State.

“ Semper - Gumby ” means “ Always - Flexible ” Jeff Buchman, Chapter President, FMCA ORPS

Riding in Seneca Falls with Jeff ’ s brother from Annapolis MD on their 22 nd Annual Ride for Life 100 miles in two days. The weather did not cooperate on the second day. Ned ’ s Golden was the dog theme this year.




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