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2017 Leap’n Lions RV Club Northeast Area Rally, FMCA Recap (August 3-6, 2017)

Twelve (12) club members came in 6 coaches from 4 states to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York to attend the 2017 Born Free Leap’n Lions RV Club’s Northeast Area Rally, FMCA. This rally was held within the FMCA’s Northeast Area “We Love New York” Rally and included all the activities, tours and entertainment of that rally. New club members Tom and Betsy Kubiak arrived in their new Born Free Reign and were welcomed by all to their first club rally. Attendees enjoyed good food, various tours, outstanding educational seminars, very talented entertainment, new coach displays, and great fellowship. Additionally, every motorhome got at least 2 free washes which usually coincided with the frequent coming of dark clouds above. The rally was wonderfully hosted by Charlie (VP-NE Region) and Helen Hathaway.

Thursday afternoon we all met at the state fairgrounds rally holding area. When everyone arrived we caravanned through the fairgrounds to our designated Born Free group camping space. Later we gathered at the Hathaway coach for our social hour of wine and snacks. Dinner was delicious pulled pork supplemented by everyone bringing their favorite pot-luck dish. Evening entertainment titled “One for The Road” was a grand tribute to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Unfortunately, it was cut short when a severe weather front of strong wind and driving rain moved through the fairgrounds and security ordered the entertainment tent evacuated. However, it did provide an opportunity for all the attendees to enjoy a free shower on the way back to their motorhomes.

Friday morning started with donuts and coffee served up by the wonderful FMCA volunteers along with great entertainment provided by the FMCA Frustrated Maestros musicians. Then we were off to attend one of the seminars or bus tours offered at the rally. Seminars included topics such as Traveling to Alaska, Planning Your Canadian Maritimes Trip, Maintaining your RV, Cleaning the Exterior of Your RV, Understanding Computer Back-ups and etc. Everyone was treated to hot dogs for lunch. The afternoon included more seminars and an Ice cream social with various toppings of your choice. Evening entertainments titled “Legends & Laughter” was a fine comedic musical journey through songs from the classics to today’s contemporary artists. However, once again the New York skies threatened with pending thunder storms and the entertainment tent was again evacuated.

Donuts, coffee and the Frustrated Maestros musicians were again on hand Saturday morning for early risers. Seminars included Travel to the Canadian Maritimes, RV TV Made Simple, RV Insurance 101, Towing Behind your Motor Coach and Traveling by Safari in South Africa. A Ladies Social followed in the afternoon with a delicious BBQ dinner in the evening. Evening entertainment titled “A Little Bit Country/A Little Bit Rock N Roll” included great songs made popular by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Garth Brooks and many others. It was a great way to end the rally.

Sunday morning breakfast consisting of a very tasty omelet and donuts at the Kubiak’s coach. We then thanked Charlie and Helen for hosting such a great rally and wished each other safe travels as we headed out to our individual destinations.

Submitted by: Dee Dee and Nick McClain

Nick and Dee Dee McClain have a total portfolio of 111 photos taken on this rally. You can access these photos by clicking on the following website link: http://www.nd.themcclainfam.com. Then when asked, use the following password to access the photos: llrv. Then click on the photo box above identification text - 2017 NE Area Rally, FMCA – BF Leap’n Lions RV Club. You will then be able to click on and view each of photos posted there.

NOTE: This recap was posted by Website Administrator (bfadmin-2) for the authors Dee Dee & Nick.


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