Fern L. Horst, from Hershey, Pennsylvania

Fern has told us that with practice,
We can all wipe ourselves with a cactus
The only downside
Is a little hurt pride
As you follow with thornus extractus

Fern is the youngest-looking senior in the group! Not only is she my senior, who looks 20 years younger than she is, but her enthusiasm and great spirit made her one of the most popular riders in the group! Everyone loves Fern! She is a joy to be around, and I suspect Beulah and I will miss our "beer drinking companion"!

Fern has been on more bike tours (both in the U.S. and in Europe) than I can imagine! She has an interest in everything and is just so full of life; she was a great person with whom to ride!

Fern's interests are so varied, that she was never lost for carrying on a conversation on any number of subjects.

That she is much loved and admired by her family came as no surprise. Her love of them, especially of her grandchildren was evident. Her eyes sparkled when Bruce would (frequently) give her a copy of an email message from her daughter or other family member or friend!