Future Caravans 2018


Cajun Country  (Standby Only)

Start Date: March 6, 2018        Location: Breaux Bridge, LA

Stop Date: March 21, 2018      Location: Lafayette, LA

Number of Nights: 16

Number of Stops: 5

Leaders: Larry & Judy Boudreaux   WBCCI #2534

Phone:  (cell) 985-209-0376     985-688-3467   (home:) 985-446-1931

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

Mailing Address:  206 Parkside Drive, 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: 12/1/2017

Cancellation Fee:  $50.00 before 12/1/17 leaders discretion after that date

Cajun LogoOn the Cajun Country Caravan you will experience Cajun culture and hospitality at its roots.  Enjoy dining on jambalaya, crawfish pie,  file’ gumbo, and all the other dishes that make Cajun cuisine 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.  Enjoy “Rendez Vous des Cajuns” performance at the historic Liberty Theater in the heart of Cajun Country.  These, plus all the other adventures will help you understand the meaning  Cajun phrase, “lasez le bon temps roulet”, let the good times roll.  Take a boat ride through a cypress swamp to watch alligators and bald eagles in their natural habitat.  Tour the oldest operating rice mill in the United States.  Visit Avery Island, home of  Tabasco Sauce, and beautiful Jungle Gardens park.   Ride with a craw fish farmer on his unique harvesting boat, while he brings in his  daily catch.   Ride a bus 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.  Beaucoup fun, food and adventure packed into sixteen days of excitement awaits you on the Cajun Country Caravan.



North to Alaska  (Standby Only)

Start Date: July 12, 2018                    Location: Dawson Creek, BC

Stop Date:  September 12, 2018       Location: Prince George, B.C.

Number of Nights:  63

Number of Stops:  26

Leaders:  John & Cissy Thibadeau #1229

Phone:  (cell)  770-560-641

Email:  jsthibadeau@gmail.com

Mailing Address:  105 Crown Ct., Peachtree City, GA 3026

Co-Leader & WBCCI # Karl & Cindy Weisenberger #1885

Maximum RV Units/With Leader35 – 33/2

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

Deposit: $ 500.00

Date Balance Due: TBA

Cancellation Fee:  $25.00 – leaders discretion after March 31, 2018

Beginning at milepost 0 of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, British Columbia you will experience the majestic scenery of British Columbia, Yukon Territory and Alyeska “The Great Land”.  We will drive through the Yukon Territory and ferry the Yukon River in Dawson City.  Part of the adventure is to then drive the famous bumpy but very scenic “Top of the World Highway” to Chicken Alaska.  Don’t be chicken going to Chicken!  Here you will see and experience the wild Alaska bush country.  This first part of the tripwill include a visit to Skagway and an optional visit to Eagle, AK. It is then on to TOK(the end of the Alaska Hwy}, Fairbanks, Denali and Anchorage.  This portion of the trip will include panning for gold, river and boat cruises, a visit to Santa’s home at the North Pole, dinner shows, salmon bakes, glaciers, and a ride on the scenic Alaska railroad.  Next we will drive around the Kenai Peninsula and camp in  Seward, Homer and Kenai.  Our trip back toward the lower 48 will include stops in Valdez, Juneau, Haines, and Hyder. At every stop wildlife viewing opportunities abound.  You will see numerous glaciers and perhaps see one calving into the sea or drink melted ice thousands of years old. See sled dogs bounding with energy, humpback whales, a salmon run, eagles, bears, moose, etc. Perhaps you would like to take an optional plane flight around Denali, do some bear viewing or even fly to the Arctic Circle.  Opportunities for world class fishing and hiking will be numerous. Your trip will end in Prince George, British Columbia as summer turns to fall with colorful foliage and mountains dusted with snow.  This caravan is a true bucket list item!



Georgia Plantations and More

Start Date:  March 22, 2018         Location:  Blakely, Georgia

Stop Date:  April 12, 2018            Location:  Rutledge, Georgia

Number of Nights:  22

Number of Stops: 5

Leaders:  Gary & Rosemarie Anderson #9181

Home Phone:  850-769-9181

Cell Phone:  Gary 850-896-0567      Rose Marie 850-866-7658

Email: gary.rosemarie@gmail.com

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

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  23

Kitty Fee:   TBD     (Will know after April 2017 caravan )   

Deposit: $ 300.00

Date Balance Due: 11/1/2017

Cancellation Fee:  Discretion of leaders


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.



The American Revolution in the Northern Colonies

Start Date:    Early September 2018     Location:  Littleton, MA

Stop Date:    Mid October 2018            Location:  Alexandria, VA

Total Number of Nights:  (approximately 35)

Number of Stops:  7

Leaders:  Ed and Beth Jones   WBCCI #1515 

Phone:  Home 703-780-6597   Cell : Ed 703-475-0573,  Beth 703.244.6384

E-Mail:  thunderhorse16@yahoo.com

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

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  26

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

Dust off your tri-corner hat and mob cap and join us as we travel back in time to where the seeds of the American Revolution were planted and bore fruit. We will begin in Boston and see the Old State House where fiery debates occurred, walk where the Boston Massacre erupted, take part in reenacting the Boston Tea Party(prepare to heave ho some British tea into the Boston Harbor) and hear ranger talks on the Battle of Bunker Hill; we’ll also visit other historic landmarks such as Faneuil Hall aka “The Cradle of Liberty”, the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house and the USS Constitution, “Old  Ironsides”. From there we travel to Minute Man National Historical Park and follow the day (April 19, 1775) that marked the beginning of the war to independence from first blood on Lexington Green to the “shot heard round the world at North Bridge in Concord.

Then we travel to New York visiting Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome, Oriskany Battlefield in Oriskany, and Fort Ticonderoga where Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold (before he turned traitor) led the “Green Mountain Boys” in an easy victory over British forces. Saratoga National Historical Park where a decisive American victory convinced the French to support the fledging nation also rates a visit as does the Bennington Battlefield in New York as well as Vermont. We will charter a bus to West Point for a private tour and lunch at the Officers’ Club followed by a visit to the New Windsor Cantonment, General Henry Knox’s Headquarters, and an optional visit to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. We will explore General Washington’s Headquarters at Newburgh then enjoy a tour-guided bus trip into New York City where some sites are now sky scrapers but others are alive and well such as FederalHall and Fraunces Tavern and Museum where we’ll have lunch. New Jersey is next with tours at Fort Lee, Morristown National Historic Park, Washington Crossing State Park (and Washington Crossing on the PA side), Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Princeton Battlefield State Park and Old Barracks Museum in Trenton. Then into Pennsylvania to Valley Forge National Historical Park in King of Prussia and Brandywine Battlefield Museum in Chadds Ford. The City Of Brotherly Love we’ll see via charter bus taking into Independence National Historical Park for park ranger talks and tours of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, the new American Revolution Museum, and dining at historic City Tavern. Our final destination will be in Virginia at Washington’s beloved estate, Mount Vernon for a VIP tour and our final banquet.



Florida Fantasy

Start Date:  February 2, 2018     Location:  Titusville, Florida

Stop Date:  March 27, 2018        Location:  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Total Number of Nights:  54

Number of Stops:  12

Leaders:  Jim and Sheila Skipper #3178

Phone:  home 850-877-1729, cell 850-528-0437 & 850-519-1976

Email:  floridafantasycaravan2016@gmail.com

Mailing Address:  9150 Seafair Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32317  

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  25 

Kitty Fee:  w/2 TBA, w/1 TBA, guest TBA

Deposit Amount:  $250.00

Balance Due:  November 1, 2017

Cancellation Fee:  $50 plus non-refundable deposits prior to November 1, 2017; leaders discretion after November 1, 2017

chockoloskeeThe Florida Fantasy Caravan will be 54 days of travel around the State of Florida and a cruise.  The cruise portion is open to everyone who wishes to cruise with family, friends or other WBCCI members who want to take advantage of the group discount and travel with the premier cruise line, Royal Caribbean.  We will tour the Kennedy Space Center and travel by bus to “EPCOT” at Disney World in Orlando.  We will visit the Capitols of Florida and walk among animals and bird’s native to Florida. Experience Spanish settlements.  Tour historic towns of St. Augustine, Apalachicola and Key West. Walk the pristine beaches of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola.  See Manatees in their natural habitat.  We will visit and see the Everglades National Park by trolley and experience a ride on airboats.  We will see Mile Marker 1 known as “End of the Road”.  This caravan is very active and has some long days away from your rig.



Gone to Texas

Start Date:  September 24, 2018        Location:  Hillsboro, Texas

Stop Date:  October 27, 2018             Location:  Kerrville, Texas

Number of Nights:  34

Number of Stops: 14

Leaders:  Lyle & Peggy Snow #7358

Home Phone: : 823-217-4508     713-557-92

Email:  Lyles51@comcast.net

Mailing Address:   31743 Serrano Bluff Ln., Spring , Texas 77386

Co-Leaders:  Ronn & Rae Gilbert #1450

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  20

Kitty Fee:  w/2 $2300.00, w/1 $1800, guest $500

Deposit: $ 250.00

First Payment:  Nov 1, 2017  $1000

Date Balance Due: May 1, 2018

Cancellation Fee:  $100.00   Leaders discretion after Aug 1, 2018

The letters GTT were familiar in the United States during the early 1800’s. They meant GONE TO TEXAS. Come with us and see why it was the place to be as we travel from Hillsboro just south of Fort Worth, “Where The West Begins”, to the beautiful Texas Hill country west of San Antonio. Along the way we will visit Buffalo country, Indian Country, Oil Patches, Carlsbad Caverns, Texas Salt Flats, Old Missions, Cavalry Forts, travel along the United States/Mexico border, A PASSPORT WOULD BE REQUIRED FOR ANY TRAVEL INTO MEXICO. (NOT A CARAVAN ACTIVITY) A World Famous Observatory, Mystery Lights at   Marfa, Big Bend National Park, The “Hanging Judge” The Alamo, an Exotic Game Ranch, a  Dude Ranch, and much more. From the Texas plains to the mountains to the deserts and the beautiful hill country. Leave a message for your friends—GTT. Moderate hiking may be required on some events.


Southwest Adventure

Start Date:  August 19, 2018      Location: Pojoaque, NM

Stop Date:  October 9, 2018     Location: Albuquerque, NM

Total Number of Nights: 51

Number of Stops: 13

Co-Leader: Carol and Winston Montague #5274

Home phone: 850-878-1281

Cell phone: 850-491-7444 & 850-212-3726

Email: wmontague@embarqmail.com

Mailing Address:  3958 Meandering Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Co-Leader: Elna and Jay Thompson  #7293

Cell phones: 850-212-4719 & 850-766-0036

E-Mail: elnaandjay@mac.com

Mailing Address:   9163 McDougal Court, Tallahassee, FL 32312

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 34

Kitty Fee(estimated):  w/2: $4500, w/1: $3500, guest: $1000

Deposit: $200

Payment Dates:  2/1/2017-$200    2/1/2018-$2150    4/1/2018-$2150

Cancellation Fee: : $50 before 2/1/2018 plus non-refundable deposit, leaders discretion after 2/1/2018

The 20sw18 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!



Springtime in the Rockies

Start Date:  May 23, 2018 (Tentative)    Location: Estes Park

Stop Date:  June 16, 2018 (Tentative)   Location:  Yellowstone National Par

Total Number of Nights:  25 (Tentative)

Number of Stops: 8

Leaders:  Bob & Sue Heist #16401

Phone:  402-304-184  Cell 402-968-0823

E-Mail: bobsueheist@gmail.com

Mailing Address:  6401 Rainier Dr, Lincoln, NE 68510

Maximum RV Units/with Leader: 25

Kitty Fee w/2: Estimate $3,000 ,   w/1: TBD .  guest: TBD

Deposit: $400 Due with Application

Payments:  ½ of remainder by July 1, 2017,   Final Payment by January 5, 2018

Cancellation Fee:  $50 plus non-refundable deposits prior to January 5, 201, Leaders discretion after January 5, 2018

Come share in the adventure of traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in theworld, from the summit on Trailridge Road, to the Beauty of the Garden of the Gods, to the bottom of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, to the Teton Mountains and the geysers of Yellowstone. Be prepared for vistas that will take your breath away, literally. We’ll travel at some of the highest  elevations possible in North America. Stops in order are Estes Park, Manitou Springs, Cimarron, Grand Junction, Dinosaur NM, Flaming Gorge, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone NP

Because of the time of year we could possibly run into snow at any location throughout the caravan with evening temperatures possibly in the lower 30’s. The snow usually doesn’t stick around long since daytime temperatures typically range in the 60’s to 70’s. We are attempting to find campgrounds with full service hookups or at minimum 30 Amp electrical services due to the cold evenings. However, we are planning two (2) days of dry camping close to the Dinosaur National Monument, one of the warmer locations. Good vehicle/trailer maintenance and appropriate accessories will be important due to our planned mountain traversing routes and high elevation camp sites
The route will require driving long distances with steep mountainous grades, many switchbacks and high altitudes. Some roads have no guardrails. Your familiarity with your rig and your ability to control it under these driving conditions is critical. This caravan should not be the place to learn. Campgrounds will range in altitudes from 6000 ft. to close to 8,000 ft. in elevation and with mountain passes and self guided auto tours as high as 12,000 ft. ANYONE with health issues affected by high altitude should think twice and check with their health care provider before joining this caravan. In order to gain the most from this caravan, hiking some distances (one to three miles round trip) may be required. If we haven’t scared you off, come join us in the beautiful Rocky Mountains for a great adventure in Spring 2018.
This caravan will end at Yellowstone on Sat June 16, 2018 with sufficient time for those who would like to extend their travel to attend the WBCCI International Rally at Salem, OR.


Nor’ By Nor’East

Start Date:  July 04, 2018         Location: Ashaway, RI, USA

Stop Date:  August 13, 2018    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

Mailing Address: 315 Oak St., Marshfield, MA 02050

Maximum RV Units/With Leaders: 24

Kitty Fee:  w/2 $3900.00 , w/1 $2900

Guest: $1000

Deposit: $200 with Application

Date Due: February 1, 2018: $800.00

Date Balance Due: May 1, 2018

Cancellation Fee: $100 after 2/1/18 – leaders Discretion after 2/1/18


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.



Southeast Coast Spectacular

Start Date:  October 2, 2018       Location: Bethany Beach, Delawar

Stop Date:  November 3, 2018   Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia

Number of Nights:  33

Number of Stops:   10

Leaders:  Ron & Cyndi Carnein #806

Phone:  623-974-4762

E-Mail Address:  rcar9@rocketmail.com

Mailing Address:  3916 N Potsdam Ave #1704, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 22

Kitty Fee:  w/2 $3,500,  w/1 $2,700, Guest $800.00

Deposit: $ 250.00

Date Balance Due: 2 installments, 4/1/18 & 7/1/18

Cancellation Fee:  $50 before 4/1/18—Leaders’ discretion after

If you love seafood and want to explore the historic southeast coast of the United States, this is the caravan for you.  We’ll visit an historic US Lifesaving Service Station (predecessor to the U.S. Coast  Guard)  in Delaware, eat seafood, spend a day at the Chincoteague Oyster Festival in Virginia, visit countless museums, lighthouses and beaches, eat seafood and see the sights in the historic southeast.  Did we mention that we’re going to eat seafood?    Actually this caravan is about a lot more than eating seafood.  You’ll be immersed in the history, culture and beauty of the Old South and see many attractions that are missed by the average tourist, including Morning Colors and graduation ceremonies at the US Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island.

  The caravan will travel about five weeks starting at the Delaware Seashore State Park (south of Rehoboth Beach) and traveling through coastal Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and ending at the Georgia Sea Islands.  The kitty fee, which hasn’t increased since 2012 includes campgrounds, most with full hookups, many meals, boat, carriage and bus tours, museum admissions and much more!



Civil War Pt II – War In The Deep South

Start Date: March 15, 2018    Location:  Ladson, SC

Stop Date: April 15, 2018       Location:  Smyrna, TN

Total Number of Nights:  32

Number of Stops:  9

Leaders: Dale & Kathy Spillman #15880

Cell phone: 225-405-4057

Email: lau15880@yahoo.com

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

Co-Leader:  Bill & Beth Racavich  WBCCI #7777

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 26

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 10/1/2017 – Leaders discretion after  1/1/2018

Come and join us in our rolling history study of the civil war in the deep south. We will assemble near Charleston, SC and tour Fort Sumter where the war officially began. We will visit The Citadel, then see the confederate submarine Hunley, and other interesting sites. We will travel through Georgia with stops in Savannah to tour Forts McAllister, Pulaski, and Jackson. Visit the site where Jefferson Davis was captured, Andersonville, the National Civil War Naval Museum, the Cyclorama, and Atlanta History Museum. Let’s not forget to visit the Locomotive Museum for a up close look at the General. We will move into Tennessee to explore the battlefields of Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga, and Stones River; visit historic Franklin, and visit the Headquarters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We will also see antebellum homes and plantations, lovely national parks, and other memorable events.