Founders Ed and Patty Lonsbary
decided to live their dreams when they launched Private Motor Coach,
Inc. in January of 1999 with an ad in the FMCA (Family Motor Coach
Association) Magazine, see ad below:
"Dolly's Pride" can go...
"Anywhere - Anytime"
50 year old, retiring
corporate executive, ready to live his dream and hit the road
(Canada, USA, Mexico), in a fully equipped MCI motor coach. Will be
happy to chaperone nice people "Anywhere, Anytime," especially
seniors, pets OK. Everything provided, except personal items. Fair
rates - let's do it together!
Private Motor Coach, Inc. travels
the USA and Canada; south in the winter, north in the summer, and is
to serve our customers and is dedicated to providing a
unique and safe travel experience...
"Anywhere - Anytime!"
Ed had worked for 25 years in
corporate America: Jacuzzi, DuPont, Dow, Bayer... engineering, sales
and marketing and has traveled extensively. Now 61 years old, he
started a second career and lives his dream by traveling via a luxury
Prevost XL bus conversion-motorcoach.
Ed loves being on the road and
"has wanderlust in his heart". He especially enjoys escorting people
to destinations of their choice, especially seniors and people with
handicaps. "I can open up
a whole new world to travelers, especially to those who might not
have any other options, or those who do not want to travel the
Ed's favorite motto is;
"If you love what
you do...you will never have to work another day for the rest of
and his favorite quote other
"The right attitude is 90% of everything."
"Far better is it to dare
mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by
failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither
enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that
knows not victory nor defeat."
what you are afraid to do.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.”
William Shakespeare "Measure for Measure"
And an old favorite;
"Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone;
another's trouble, courage in your own."
And one more for fun and truth:
“You can’t spend what you ain’t got………you can’t lose what you
ain’t never had.”
Muddy Waters 1942
Patty comes from a 25-year
career in the philanthropic world where for the past
seven-years, as a consultant at Ketchum, she tested the
feasibility and planned multi-million-dollar capital and
endowment fund raising campaigns for clients. Most recently,
Patty served as the lead fund raising consultant for the USA
Swimming Foundation, Palmer Trinity School, and Prairie View A&M
University. Nationwide, she has worked on campaigns for Hospice
of West Alabama, Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, Richardson
Regional Medical Center and others. She has managed volunteers
at these institutions and from such notable organizations as the
American Cancer Society, the Association for Retarded Citizens,
Before entering the non-profit
sector, Patty worked as a writer and producer for KQV All-News
Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has earned an
International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) from
Point Park University (2000) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a
BS in Communications and Psychology from the University of
Pittsburgh (1977). She is a long-time Rotarian and Past
President (1995-1996) of the Greensburg Rotary Club.
This proactive, gregarious,
detailed, and friendly couple are determined to give you the trip of a lifetime! Ed says,
"The truth will set you free ....
thus, this dream would not have become a reality, without the love
and support of my best friend and lovely wife, Patty"
Our motto is...
"Anywhere - Anytime"