Name: Roy Copeland
Nickname: Foghorn Leghorn
Position: Complainer-in-Chief (RETIRED)
Current Status: On extended leave of absence
Our Favorite Quote: “Let me tell ya’ll something right now. You bunch of soft, candy-assed, desk jockies might think this is fun, but this is no vacation for me…….and another thing, when are we eating? I’m starving.”
Story: Roy has been a friend of Don’s since 1999 when their wives met at a new mommy class at the local hospital. Over the years he became intrigued with Dons war stories of our great Arctic Brotherhood trips and expressed an interest. Roy received his invitation to join us on the Yosemite NP in 2012.
As luck would have it, Yosemite was probably one of our most physically difficult trips to date. For the rest of us guys, this is just part of the adventure. Roy, however, has a occupation that can be physically demanding. As a septic tank contractor, there are days where he is out in hot Florida sun with his crew and a shovel all day long. During our rigorous trek from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley, there were times when Roy was wondering (out loud, mind you) why any sane person would burn vacation days and pay hard-earned money to experience the pain we were in. Actually, hat logic is hard to argue with.
UPDATE: Although Roy keeps his membership dues current and occasionally make a meeting to enjoy the fellowship, he has not expressed much interest in going on another trip.