Here is a sampling of comments from FMCA members who participated in the Washington, D.C., Rally from April 3 to 9, 2012. For more information about the Tour Connection, including tour dates and descriptions, visit FMCA Tour Connection and www.fantasyrvtours.com/fmca.
“The staff is excellent all the way around! Very kind, really enjoyed the tour, George was a wonderful guide. Keep up the good work. Thank you!”
Edward and Deloris Berryman, F398415
“All of it was good, but with a military background, we loved Arlington. It was organized so well, how could you not like anything! The staff was marvelous and we made some friends with the FMCA Tour Connection that we will have for years to come. Our total appreciation and love for a trip that we will never forget.”
Brad and Sandra Lynch, F399669
“Traveling with an experienced wagonmaster and guide made this area live! Every single event was a treat! The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and dependable. The planning that went into this rally was quite evident and it ran like a well-oiled machine.
"There is no way an individual could plan, see and experience all that we did without the expert planning and guidance of the Tour Connection office and staff. Though it was a delightful whirlwind, we enjoyed every moment, every sight, every experience we had! We are truly looking forward to the 60-day Alaskan/Calgary caravan this summer!”
Thomas and Gayle Williams, F250676
Merritt Island, Fla.
“Being our very first group rally, it was everything we expected. Our bus driver was excellent, as well as our tour guide and we will travel with FMCA Tour Connection again.”
John and Barbara Billups, F417072
Chula Vista, Calif.
“Everyone from Fantasy and Tour Connection was great!! We are looking forward to Calgary and New York City this year with FMCA Tour Connection.”
Jim and Patsy Kay Simmons, F348114
Carson City, Nev.
“This was our first rally and FMCA Tour Connection did an excellent job of preparing us. Our most favorite parts of the rally was Mount Vernon and all the monuments. We will go again with the Tour Connection again.”
Stuart and Tina Carter, F423605
“Energy and knowledge of the staff was terrific! The narration of the tour guides and the meals were outstanding.”
Eugene and Carol Chiappe, F416152
“We enjoyed all of this rally, especially the tour guides and the Library of Congress. We are signed up to go again next on the Canadian Maritimes caravan.”
Larry and Gail Hunsinger, F408434
Plant City, Fla.
“When my parents escaped from Communist Hungary more than 60 years ago, who would have ever imagined that one day I would stand in front of those great monuments and memorials that symbolize and define American History, and remind me of my families escape from Europe? I am so proud to be an American and be here in my country's capital seeing all of these wonderful places that are now mine as a U.S. citizen.
"My entire family: me, my mom and dad and two sisters, waited three years in displaced persons camps in Austria before we finally received visas and were able to come to the United States. As I stood in front of the WW II Memorial, I mentally thanked my parents, survivors of the Holocaust, for getting us out of Europe.
"And I couldn’t help thinking about those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice as I humbly gazed at the WW II Memorial. Thank you for your service … to all who serve and protect MY great county.”
Steven Krauss, F370002
West Palm Beach, Fla.