2017 Caravans

N-46-A    

Golf-N-Around

Start Date:  August 2, 2017        Start Location:  Manistique, Michigan

Stop Date:  August 22, 2017       Stop Location:   Mackinaw City, Michigan

Total Number of Nights: 21

Number of Stops: 5

Leaders: Jim & Sheila Skipper    WBCCI #3178

Phone:  850-877-1729 (Jim)       850-528-0437 (J cell)     850-519-1976 (S cell)

E-Mail  golfnaroundcaravan@gmail.com

Address:  9150 Seafair Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32317

Co-Leader:   Gene & Kathy Blanchard   WBCCI#7244

Maximum RV Units W/Leader: 25

Kitty Fee w/2:  TBD            Kitty Fee w/1: TBD         Guest:  TBD

Deposit: $250.00

1st Payment: October 1, 2016

Balance due: February 1, 2017

Cancellation: $50 plus non-refundable deposits prior to 2/1/17 – Leaders Discretion after 2/1/17

golfLove to Golf? We will have three days at each stop which will include playing golf for two days and a day to enjoy the sights as we travel across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Come join your Airstream friends in a friendly game of golf. We begin this caravan in Manistique, UP of Michigan after International 2017. We will travel across the Upper Peninsula to Munising, Brimley, St. Ignace, and end the caravan in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

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N-46-B

Canadian Rocky Mountains (Standby Only)

Start Date: June 21, 2017        Start Location: Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Stop Date: July 13, 2017          Stop Location: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Total Number of Nights: 23

Number of Stops: 7

Caravan Miles: appx. 625

Leaders: Rosemary and Carlos Leach   WBCCI #1717

Phone: 281.536.6185

E-Mail: cmleach3@windstream.net

Mailing Address: 218 Quinlan St. #582   Kerrville, Texas 78028

Maximum RV Units/with Leader: 20

Kitty Fee w/2: $3300             Kitty Fee w/1: TBD                  Guest: TBD

Deposit: $500.00

Cancellation Fee: $50.00 until 5/1/16 – Leader discretion after 5/1/16.

_DSC2688Come vacation in the majestic Canadian Rockies and Alberta prairies.   Traveling the back country there will be secluded dry camping, cookouts, and First Nations lore. Over 100 glaciers line the spectacular Icefields Parkway where you will ride a snow coach at Athabasca Glacier and experience the newly constructed glass-floored Skywalk. We’ll cruise Maligne Lake to Spirit Island at Jasper National Park and dine at the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. We will take hikes to the Tea House above Lake Louise, canoe Lake Moraine, and photograph the Takakkaw Falls. Our visit to Alberta will include World Heritage museums and local canola farm tours. In Calgary, our final destination, we will attend the world-renowned Calgary Stampede and Rodeo.   Your camera, your adventurous spirit, and your love of laughter are a must for this vacation!

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N-46-E

Spindletop

Start Date:  03/30/2017     Start Location:  Canton, Texas

Stop Date:   04/22/2017     Stop Location:  Beaumont, Texas

Total Number of Nights:  24

Number of Stops:  8

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20

Leaders: Bill and Dorma Kindle  WBCCI #4126

Co-Leader: Lyle and Peggy Snow    WBCCI #7358

Phone:  713-907-4624

E-Mail:  airstream4126@gmail.com  

Land Address:  319 Mariachi Street, Crosby, Texas 77532

Kitty Fee w/2: $1,750          Kitty Fee w/1: $1,500          Guest: $550

Deposit: $250

Date Balance Due: 11/1/16

Cancellation Fee: $100 plus non-refundable deposits before 11/1/16 – Leaders  discretion  after11/1/16

SpindletopJoin us for a springtime caravan through East Texas.  We will begin at one of the largest first Monday Trade Days and Flea Markets.  You will tour Tyler’s Azalea & Spring Flower Trail, which travels through eight miles of residential gardens. Brookshire’s World of Wildlife animal museum is one of the best private collections of stuffed animals and the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge is an international home to over 50 rescued big cats.  At the American Freedom Museum you will explore the Museum’s 15,000 square feet of galleries containing an amazing collection of over 600 artifacts and documents from American Revolution all the way to the sands of Iraq.  The City of Carthage has the world famous Texas Country Music Hall of Fame where you will have a tour, lunch and some pure Texas entertainment.  The East Texas Oil Museum is located on the campus of Kilgore Junior College where you will also see the Kilgore Rangerette’s two hour Revel.  Historic Nacogdoches is described as “the oldest town in Texas.” The city has been under more flags than the state of Texas, claiming nine instead of Texas’s six flags.  We will also tour the Foretravel Motorcoach plant.  Beaumont has the Fire Museum of Texas which is endorsed by the Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas as, “The Official Fire Museum of Texas.  In the energy museum, you can explore the world of petroleum science from the formation of oil to the geology.  Discover the beginnings of the Texas oil industry as historical characters share their adventures of the great Spindletop Gusher of 1901.

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N-46-F

Nor’ By Nor’East  (Standby Only)

Start Date: July 05, 2017      Start Location: Ashaway, RI, USA

Stop Date: August 14, 2017  Stop Location: Cornwall, PEI, Canada

Total Number of Nights:  41

Number of Stops:  11  

Leaders: Trevor & Gale Lake   WBCCI #4688

Phone: Home 781-837-2539     Cell: 781-264-4550

E-Mail: trevorlake@verizon.net

Land Address: 315 Oak St. Marshfield, MA 02050

Maximum RV Units/With Leaders: 23

Kitty Fee w/2: TBD

Guest: TBD

Deposit: $200 with Application

Date Due: February 1, 2017: $800.00

Date Balance Due: May 1, 2017

Cancellation Fee: $100 after 2/1/17 – Leaders Discretion after 2/1/17

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The Nor’ By Nor’east National Caravan will begin in southern New England and end in Prince Edward Island, Canada. We begin the caravan in RI and visit nearby Mystic Seaport, CT and Newport, RI.

Plymouth, of course, is steeped in history; the “Plimoth Plantation,” Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, and the Jenny Museum are among the places we’ll visit.

Boston’s stop is a busy one with 2 days of bus rides from Topsfield into the Capitol. All those sites you’ve read about in history books will be part of our journey. JFK Library, Bunker Hill, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, etc. are just part of what we’ll see.

Continuing up the coastline to an ocean-side campsite in Searsport ME and then nearby Bar Harbor in Trenton will make you a firm believer that Maine is indeed beautiful. We’ll enjoy the Penobscot Marine Museum, Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and a Food Channel-approved ”Down East Style Lobster Bake”.

We’ll camp nearby FDR’s retreat at Campobello Island in NB, Canada, enjoy “Tea With Eleanor” and then another campsite up the road in Moncton where we will visit Hopewell Cape and see the exaggerated tides of the Bay of Fundy.

Nova Scotia’s 3 stops include campsites that will be home bases so we can travel to Peggy’s Cove, Halifax, Louisbourg, Baddeck and of course the Cabot Trail. We intend to be in NS for 11 days and we will see everything and continue to eat too!

A short trip across to Prince Edward Island on a ferry and you will think you’re in Heaven. We have plenty of time here for exploring and enjoying some entertainment in Charlottetown, the warm waters along some of the most beautiful beaches, as well as seafood-PEI style. We will have our Farewell Banquet in Charlottetown.

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N-46-G

Southwest Adventure (Standby Only)

Start Date:  August 20, 2017      Start Location: Pojoaque, NM

Stop Date:  October 10, 2017     Stop Location: Albuquerque, NM

Total Number of Nights: 53

Number of Stops: 15

Co-Leaders: Carol and Winston Montague     WBCCI #5274

Co-Leaders: Elna and Jay Thompson     WBCCI #7293

Phone: 850-212-3726 (Montague)     850-212-4719 (Thompson)

E-Mail: swadventure@wbcci.net

Land Address: Montague-3958 Meandering Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32308

                         Thompson-9163 McDougal Court, Tallahassee, FL 32312

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 34

Kitty Fee w/2: $4500 estimated              Kitty Fee w/1: $3500 estimated         Guest: $1200 estimated

Deposit: $200

Date Balance Due: half remaining kitty fee by 2/1/17 – remainder by 5/1/17

Cancellation Fee: Leaders discretion

swThe 2017 Caravan will be in August, September and October capturing the awesome beauty of the fall landscapes.  Beginning in Pojoaque, NM, we will discover Santa Fe by trolley, savor local cuisine and then visit Taos.  What is around the corner in the Four-Corners region of CO, UT, AZ, and NM, other tourists may not see.  We visit Indian pueblos and reservations to learn about their cultures from native guides.  The grandeur of the scenery will amaze you as we ride a narrow gauge train up to Silverton, Colorado; hike to the “Palace” in Mesa Verde, or truck into Monument Valley.  Moab, Utah provided gorgeous views in the surrounding National Parks and excitement with “slick-rock riding” in ultimate jeeps.  Whether using a camera at Capitol Reef National Park, or riding a mule into Bryce Canyon, the parks will captivate you.  After seeing the North Rim of the Grand Canyon we’ll spend four days beside Lake Powell; enjoy a boat trip on the lake; a Colorado River raft float trip, and a tour through Antelope Canyon.  Our final two weeks will take us to New Mexico to explore Farmington, Gallup, Acoma and Albuquerque.  We will have a chance to ride in a hot air balloon before our final stop at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  America the Beautiful Senior passes (formerly Golden Age Pass) will save you money in Mesa Verde, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyon-lands, Chaco Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Parks.  Come prepared to have fun with your fellow caravanners!

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N-46-H 

Cajun Country (Standby Only)

Start Date: March 14, 2017    Start Location: Breaux Bridge, LA

Stop Date: March 29, 2017    Stop Location: Lafayette, LA

Number of Nights: 16

Number of Stops: 5

Leaders: Larry & Judy Boudreaux   WBCCI #6534

Phone: 985-209-0376      985-688-3467

Email: larryjboudreaux@bellsouth.net  (Larry)      judyhboudreaux@bellsouth.net   (Judy)

Address: 206 Parkside Dr., Thibodaux, LA 70301

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  26

Kitty Fee w/2:   TBD          Kitty Fee w/1: TBD          Guest: TBD

Deposit: $ 200.00

Date Balance Due: 12/1/2016

Cancellation Fee: Leaders discretion

Cajun LogoOn the Cajun Country Caravan you will experience Cajun culture and hospitality at its roots.

You will not only hear the words made famous by the great Hank Williams in his song “Jambalaya”, you will also enjoy dining on jambalaya, craw fish pie, file’ gumbo, and lots of other dishes that make Cajun cuisine so popular.

Travel through the cypress swamps, rice fields and crawfish farms of South Louisiana. Dance the “Cajun Two Step” at world famous “Fred’s Lounge” in Mamou. Tap your feet while swaying to the the music at Savoie Music Store’s Saturday morning jam session. These, plus all the other experiences, will help you understand the Cajun phrase, “la sez le bon temps roulet” (let the good times roll).

Take a boat ride on Lake Martin to watch alligators and bald eagles in their natural habitat. Tour the oldest operating rice mill in the United States, enjoy a morning or afternoon on Avery Island, home of world the famous Tabasco Plant.   Ride with a craw fish farmer on his unique harvesting boat, running his traps and retrieving his daily catch of ecrevisses.   Enjoy a bus ride to Baton Rouge for a tour of the Governor’s Mansion and the tallest state capitol building in the United States. Visit Evangeline Oak on the Bayou Teche, where in Longfellow’s poem, Evangeline waited for her Gabriel.

Lots of fun, food and adventure packed into sixteen days of excitement awaits you on the Cajun Country Caravan.

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N-46-I

Georgia Plantations and More

Website for more information:  georgiaplantations.wbcci.net

Start Date: March 23, 2017    Location:  Blakely, Georgia (Kolomoki Mounds                                                                 State Historic Park)

Stop Date: April 13, 2017       Location:   Rutledge, Georgia

Total Number of Nights: 22

Number of Stops: 6

Leaders: Gary & RoseMarie Anderson   WBCCI #9181

Phone:  850-896-0567 (Gary’s Cell)   850-866-7658 (RoseMarie Cell)

E-Mail:  gary.rosemarie@gmail.com (RoseMarie)

Address:   2800 W. 30th Court, Panama City, Florida 32405

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 22

Kitty Fee w/2: $1500.00          Kitty Fee w/1: $1200.00          Guest:   TBD

Deposit:   $200.00

Date Balance Due: November 1, 2016

Cancellation Fee:  Leaders discretion

georgia

Join us as we explore the old South through Plantations small & unpretentious to large and ornate.  This 22-day caravan will explore 5 to 6 Plantations in South Georgia and North Florida.  We will attend Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play, Swamp Gravy, held in a former Cotton warehouse, marvel at the outdoor murals in a small town, try our skill at Skeet Shooting, dry camp at an old country store, listen to storytellers at the Uncle Remus Museum, visit the first capitol of Georgia where succession from the union was debated, learn about the importance of forests and agriculture to SW Georgia, travel down country roads and through quaint towns, and of course have the opportunity to eat at a number of ‘Southern” establishments.  On free days, there will be time to visit Jimmy Carters’ hometown of Plains and see Andersonville, the Civil War prison camp.  Spring is a colorful time to visit the area and enjoy the beauty of the South.  Ya’ll come and see us!

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N-46-J 

Taste of the Blue Ridge

Start Date: May 29, 2017          Start Location: Cherokee, NC

Stop Date: June 16, 2017           Stop Location: Staunton, VA

Total Number of Nights: 19

Number of Stops: 6

Leaders: Gene & Kathy Blanchard   WBCCI #7244

Phone: Cell: 713-301-7244

E-Mail: genebl@hillcountryweb.com

Address: 118 Quail Run Drive, Spicewood, TX 78669

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20

Kitty Fee w/2: $2200          Kitty Fee w/1: $1500          Guest: TBD

Deposit: $250

Payment Schedule:  $1000.00 Due December 1, 201   Balance $950.00) Due February 15, 2017

Cancellation Fee: $50 before January 4, 2017 – Leaders discretion after January 4, 2017

blueScenic mountain vistas await you as we leisurely travel a total of 500 miles from Cherokee, NC to Staunton, VA, along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. The longest travel day will be 140 miles. Our first stop takes us back in time to the Eastern Cherokee Indians, the only band that avoided the tragic Trail of Tears. We’ll visit the Oconaluftee Indian Village and see a dramatic presentation, Unto These Hills, depicting local Indian history. We’ll visit the historic Biltmore Mansion in Asheville. In Boone you will have the opportunity to explore Blowing Rock, a town named for the local geographical oddity, as well as visit Moses Cone Memorial Park and Manor. Cone was a textile baron and leading philanthropist. A variety of activities in the park include shopping at the Southern Highland Craft Guild, hiking any of the 25 miles of trails, and fishing for trout or bass on two different lakes.   We’ll experience old time mountain and bluegrass music in Galax, VA,. explore Mt. Airy (Mayberry), home of Andy Griffith and, tour Thomas Jefferson ‘s Monticello home, the D-Day Memorial and much more. The Parkway is a winding two-lane road with a maximum speed of 45 mph.   Elevations vary from 650 to 4900 ft. up and around the local mountains.

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N-46-K

Civil War – Pt 1, War Along the Mississippi River

Start Date: April 4, 2017     Start Location: Dover, TN

Stop Date: May 2, 2017       Stop Location: Biloxi, MS

Total Number of Nights: 29

Number of Stops: 9

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 26

Leaders: Dale & Kathy Spillman  WBCCI #15880

Home phone: 225-753-9546

Cell phone: 225-405-4057

Email: lau15880@yahoo.com

Mailing address: 16573 Tiger Bend Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Assistants: Bill & Beth Racavich  WBCCI #7777

Kitty Fee w/2: TBD          Kitty Fee w/1: TBD          Guest: TBD

Deposit Amount : $250.00

Payment Dates : TBD

Date Balance Due: TBD

Cancellation Fee: $100.00 after 2/1/2017 – Leaders discretion after  2/1/2017

The Civil War Pt. 1 in the series will focus primarily on the war in the western theater along the Mississippi. We will begin our journey into the most tragic yet perpetually intriguing chapter of our nation’s history. Starting our journey in Dover, TN and ending in Biloxi, MS, we will relive that era of 150 plus years ago through battlefield tours, exhibits, films, museum exhibits, antebellum home and plantation tours, and southern hospitality. Space will be limited, so sign up early.

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N-46-L

Ores, Shores, Waters, and Lights – East

Start Date: July 30, 2017            Start Location: Manistique, MI

Stop Date: August 13, 2017        Stop Location: St. Ignace, MI

Total Number of Nights: 15

Number of Stops: 5

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 17

Leaders: Chip & Lori DeLeeuw  WBCCI #2748

Cell phone: 517-250-5060

Email: cdeleeuw@comcast.net

Mailing address: 906 Wright Lane, Milan, MI  48160

Kitty Fee w/2: $1500.00          Kitty Fee w/1: $1100.00          Guest: $400.00

Deposit Amount : $200.00

Date Balance Due: 4/1/17

Cancellation Fee: $50.00 – Leaders discretion after 4/1/17

MichiganShort caravan; perfect for your summer vacation!  Rendezvous for this caravan is on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Manistique, MI.  See the absolute best of the eastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in just 15 days and 5 stops.  Last night of the caravan and the closing banquet will be on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at St. Ignace, MI.  Key activities/outings include: ferry ride under the Mackinaw Bridge in route to a day on Mackinac Island, tours of lighthouses, a visit to Kitchitikipi, a guided tour of Fayette Historic State Park, visits to numerous waterfalls, a boat tour of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, tour of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, Soo Locks boat tour, and much more.

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N-46-M

The American Revolution – Southern Campaign

Start Date:  September 6, 2017         Start Location:  New Bern, NC

Stop Date:   October 14, 2017            Stop Location:  Williamsburg, VA

Total Number of Nights:  37

Number of Stops:  12

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  26

Leaders:  Ed and Beth Jones   WBCCI #1515 

Phone:  (Home) 703-780-6597  (Cell) 703-475-0573

E-Mail:  thunderhorse16@yahoo.com

Address:  3704 Washington Woods Dr., Alexandria, VA 22309

Kitty Fee w/2:  TBD      Kitty Fee w/1:  TBD       Guest: TBD

Deposit Amount:  $350.00

Payment Dates : TBD

Date Balance Due: TBD

Cancellation Fee: TBD

Boston_Tea_Party_wFrom our school days, we all learned about the American Revolution – the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, and the harsh winter at Valley Forge. We may have even memorized Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride. But what about Alamance, Waxhaws, Kettle Creek, and Kings Mountain? These were significant battles fought inthe south, but do you remember hearing about them? Join us as we delve into the lesser known Southern Campaign of the American Revolution – where American independence was actually won. We’ll begin in New Bern, NC where we’ll visit Tryon Palace, the lavish home of the Royal Governor of North Carolina (the term “palace” was bestowed by the tax­paying townspeople, not the Governor); then we’ll travel down the eastern seaboard stopping in Wilmington, visiting nearby Brunswick Town and Moores Creek; Charleston is next where we explore Fort Moultrie, Charles Pinckney’s home and historic venues downtown; the History Museum and the Springhill Redoubt will be our primary focus in historic Savannah; then we turn inland and form a long oval going north through GA, SC, NC and VA. Besides those battlefields listed above, we will tour Site Ninety Six; Musgrove Mill State Historic Site; historic Camden; Kings Mountain; Cowpens; Guilford Courthouse; Old Salem, the charming Moravian community in Winston ­Salem; Red Hill, home of Patrick Henry; and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. On the home stretch we will tour the new Yorktown Victory Center and National Battlefield, site of Cornwallis’ surrender. The caravan will end in historic Williamsburg with the final banquet at the Williamsburg Lodge. In addition to infamous caravan cookouts, our dining experiences will run the gamut from a rustic, backwoods gem on a creek, to historic taverns, a seaport village dive, the oldest continually operating dinner theater in America and everything in between.

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N-46-N

Springtime In Kentucky

Start Date:  April 27, 2017         Start Location:  Bowling Green, KY

Stop Date:   May 18, 2017            Stop Location:  Renfro Valley, KY

Total Number of Nights:  21

Number of Stops:  7

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  26

Leaders:  Larry and Shala Wilson   WBCCI #10298

Phone:  (Home)270-782-6554   (Cell) 270-792-3814

E-Mail: kyspringtime@wbcci.net

Address:  1122 Old Main St., Hartford, KY  42347

Kitty Fee w/2:  $2350.00      Kitty Fee w/1:  $1850.00       Guest: TBD

Deposit Amount:  $250.00

Payment Dates : TBD

Date Balance Due: November 15, 2016

Cancellation Fee: $50

Cancellation Fee: Leaders discretion after November 15, 2016

kentuckyFrom the home of the Corvette to the birthplace of bluegrass music you will have a fun-packed caravan. Beautiful horses, lush green rolling hills, and home of the Corvette. These are just a few of the words to describe the beautiful state of Kentucky. Kentucky has something for everyone! We will begin our short 4 week caravan in the Bowling Green, home of the Corvette, and from there we will travel to 7 different areas, each with its own history, geography and culture. You will have an opportunity to spend a day at the races at the famous Churchill Downs in Louisville, and on Kentucky Derby Day we will have dinner and watch the derby at Keeneland Horse Park in Lexington. Additionally we will learn about the bourbon industry and visit both Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam Distilleries while on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, tour the final assembly plant for the Chevrolet Corvette, visit a horse farm, spend a morning at My Old Kentucky Home, have dinner at the original Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant, visit the childhood home of Loretta Lynn and many more activities. All along the way we will have cookouts and campfires that are the tradition of the WBCCI Caravans. And we will end our journey at Renfro Valley, a mecca of bluegrass music that predates The Grand Ole Opry, and Berea, known as the Art Capitol of the Kentucky. Come and join us as we travel throughout much of the beautiful state of Kentucky in Springtime!  Larry & Shala Wilson #10298 and Karl & Cindy Weisenberger #1885

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