Future Caravans 2019

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American Revolution War – Southern Campaign

Start Date:    Early September 2019     Location:  New Bern, NC

Stop Date:    Mid October 2018             Location:  Williamsburg, VA

Total Number of Nights:  40

Number of Stops:  12

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

From 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 in the 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 tax-paying 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 American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and the Yorktown National Battlefield, site of Cornwallis’ surrender. The caravan will end in historic Williamsburg. In addition to savory 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-48-C

Civil War Part III – in Virginia

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Cajun Country  (Standby Only) – come on get on the list it’s going to be fun

Start Date: March 2019               Location: Breaux Bridge, LA

Stop Date: March/April 2019      Location: Lafayette, LA

Number of Nights: 16

Number of Stops: 5

Leaders: Peter & Judy Schwarz   WBCCI #2009

                Gene & Char Gardner    WBCCI #2393

Phone:  (Judy cell) 630-699-9676

Email: (Judy) jascombe@gmail.com

Mailing Address:

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  26

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

Deposit: $ 200.00 – 9 months before caravan start

Date Balance Due: 3 months before caravan start

Cancellation Fee:  $50.00 – 3 months before caravan start, 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 of the 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.

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Georgia Plantations

 Start Date:  March 21, 2019         Location:  Blakely, Georgia

Stop Date:  April 11, 2019            Location:  Rutledge, Georgia

Number of Nights:  22

Number of Stops: 6

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 w/2: $1600.00       Kitty Fee w/1: $1300.00  

Deposit: $ 300.00

Date Balance Due: 11/1/2018

Cancellation Fee:  $50.00 plus non-refundable deposit prior to 11/1/17, then discretion of leaders

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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. This caravan adventure requires a good amount of walking in towns and sometimes on uneven terrain outdoors.  Some of the indoor venues have limited or no seating during tours.

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N-48-G

Springtime In Kentucky

Leaders:  Karl & Cindy Weisenberger

Phone:  859-653-5519

Email:  Karl.weisenberger@yahoo.com

Dates: April – May

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Springtime in the Rockies

Start Date:  May 22, 2019     Location: Estes Park CO, Rocky Mountain National Park

Stop Date:  June 15, 2019    Location:  Gardiner MT, Yellowstone National Park

Total Number of Nights:  25

Number of Stops: 8

Leaders:  Bob & Sue Heist #16401

Phone:  home 402-304-1843    cell 402-968-0823

E-Mail:  bobsueheist@gmail.com

Mailing Address:  6401 Rainier Dr, Lincoln, NE 68510

Co Leader:  Doug & Amanda Hewins #2184

Phone:  941-229-3070

E-Mail:  doughewins@gmail.com

Mailing Address:  6652 Primrose Dr. Unit E, USAF Academy, CO 80840

Maximum RV Units/with Leader: 25

Kitty Fee:  w/2- $3,000,   w/1-$2500,   guest: TBD

Deposit: $400 Due with Application

Payments:  ½ of rema

inder by May 1, 2018,   Final Payment by December 1, 2018

Cancellation Fee:  $50 plus non-refundable deposits prior to January 1, 2019, Leaders discretion after March 1, 2019

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 2019.

 

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N-48-K

Taste of the Blue Ridge

Start Date: May 21, 2019            Start Location: Cherokee, NC

Stop Date: June 14, 2019           Stop Location: Staunton, VA

Total Number of Nights: 25

Number of Stops: 7

Leaders: Ray and Carol Combs   WBCCI #2994

Phone: (home) 336-668-4237   (cell) 336-558-5532

E-Mail: raycombs100@gmail.com

Address: PO Box 753, Oak Ridge, NC 27310

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20

Kitty Fee w/2: $3300          Kitty Fee w/1: $2200          Guest: TBD

Deposit: $500 due January 1, 2018

Payment Schedule:  $1400.00 Due July 1, 2018  Balance $1400  Due December 31, 2018

Cancellation Fee: $50, three months before caravan start, leaders discretion after that date

blueHave you ever wanted to hike on the Appalachian Trail, fly through tree tops on a zip line, Tour gardens on a Segway, fly fish in rushing streams, go horseback riding on mountain trails, explore caves, bicycle (downhill) along an old railroad bed past waterfalls and scenic vistas, see Monticello and one of the oldest public Universities in the US, white water raft the Nantahala Gorge, enjoy a world class spa, tour America’s greatest “castle,” and listen to true, old-time bluegrass music.  Then bring your camera, binoculars, fishing gear, hiking poles, and – most importantly – sense of adventure and come vacation with us in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

We will begin Cherokee, NC home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, then make our way to beautiful Asheville.  From there we will boondock three nights at Linville Falls before coming back to civilization in funky Boone, NC.  Next is Galax, VA for a bluegrass festival, and two more boondocking nights at Peaks of Otter.  We will end our journey just outside the historic towns of Charlottesville and Staunton, Virginia for a total of 500 caravan miles.

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N-48-L

Nor by Nor’East

Start Date:  TBD                Location: Ashaway, RI, USA

Stop Date:  TBD       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

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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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Canadian Rocky Mountain

Start Date:  June 21, 2019               Location:  Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Stop Date:  July 10, 2019                 Location:  Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Total Number of Nights:  19

Number of Stops: 8

Leaders: Judy and Deane Collinson # 1077

Cell phone:  Deane 416-232-2882      Judy 416-559-5354

Email:  deane.collinson@rogers.com  Judy.collinson@rogers.com

Mailing Address:  10 Strath Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8X1P9

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  20

Kitty Fee:  w/2-$3200   w/1- TBA     Guest-TBA

Deposit Amount:  $1000 by Nov 10, 2018 ($0 for standby)

Dates of Payments: $1000 Jan 5, 2019

Date Balance Due:  $1200 March 1, 2019

Cancellation Fee:  $100 until Jan 5, 2019  Leaders discretion after Jan 5, 2019

J_DSC2688udy and Deane would love to vacation with you in some of our favorite places in the Canadian Rockies and Alberta prairies. Traveling through the backcountry we will have some secluded dry camping, cookouts, and hiking. We will travel through the four contiguous National Rocky Mountain parks of Jasper, Banff, Yoho and Kootenay. We’ll swim in the beautiful Fairmont Hot Springs. Over 100 glaciers line the spectacular Icefields
Parkway where you will ride a snow coach on the Athabasca Glacier and experience the newly constructed glass-floored Skywalk. We’ll cruise Malign Lake to Spirit Island in Jasper, ride the famous gondola on Sulphur Mountain, and dine at the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. We’ll hike to the Tea House above Lake Louise, and photograph Takakkaw Falls. We’ll ride a gondola to hike the upper meadows to see wildflowers at the
Banff Sunshine ski resort. We’ll stay at the historic Bar U Ranch in Alberta and attend the world renowned Calgary Stampede where we will see the rodeo, chuckwagon racing and the “greatest outdoor show on earth”. Your camera, your adventurous spirit and your love of laughter are a must for this vacation!

 

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N-48-N

Viking Trail

Start Date: Mid July 2019      Location: St Andrews, New Brunswick

Stop Date: Just after Labor Day, 2019    Location: North Sydney (Cape Breton),        Nova Scotia

Total Number of Nights: approx. 52

Number of Stops: 17

Leaders:  Murray and Pat Leggatt #11489

Home phone: 519-438-8257

Cell phone: 519-282-8257, 519-870-8257

Email: ps67.fcas@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 1489 Glenora Drive London, Ontario N5X 1V4, Canada

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 26

Kitty Fee w/2: $7000 CAD  Kitty Fee w/1: $6300 CAD  Guest: additional $1000 CAD

Deposit Amount: $500 CAD – payments to be made in Canadian dollars.

Dates of Payments: 1st deposit once caravan position offered, 2nd payment about Nov 1st 2018

Date Balance Due: about Feb 1, 2019

Cancellation Fee: $50 CAD,  Leaders discretion after: Jan 1, 2019

VikingThe Newfoundland caravan is back! Starting just over the Maine border, at St Andrews by the Sea, the caravan will work it’s way to the Cape Breton ferry and spend approximately 45 days in Newfoundland.  See the tidal bore, a Bay of Fundy phenomenon. Visit the first settlements inhabited by Europeans in North America.  Immerse yourself in a culture which developed isolated by it’s rugged terrain.  Unique geologic features abound. See puffins, moose, and salmon jumping in unspoiled nature.  Kiss a cod! Plan on lots of good food and music from the communities we visit.  Trips including whale, iceberg and fjord boat tours, visit a Viking village, zip line over falls, and see historic sites that capture this island’s stories.  Our focus will be enjoying the wonderful people who live on the island and all they have to offer.  You will feel you’ve gone back to a better time.  Make the trip yours with opportunities for breathtaking hikes and beach combing, cod and salmon fishing opportunities, day trips to Labrador and Fogo Island.  So much to see and we will do our best to make it amazing!  Come from away and join us.  Interested? Great.  We would love to have you.  Your rig should be in good working order and equipped to handle Airstreaming travel maintenance in more remote areas.  Although we will plan most stops for hookups, be prepared to manage without for a few days.  50 amp not always available.  You may appreciate having a CB.  Be prepared to learn a new dialect “Where ya ‘longs to?”  Be prepared to get wet, walk and drive in rugged terrain, find out why there is a place call ‘Blow Me Down’.  Weather can get cool.  Check websites for typical weather so you can plan accordingly.  Bring your binoculars so you can be the first one to see the whales and dolphins.  If you enjoy fishing, think about bringing your equipment.  Learn to love seafood.

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Southeast Coast Caravan

Start Date:  October 1, 2019       Location: Bethany Beach, Delaware

Stop Date:  November 2, 2019   Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia

Number of Nights:  32

Number of Stops:   10

Leaders:  Staurt & Kathy Bacon #2509

Phone:  423-775-4237  Cell:  423-618-1002

E-Mail Address:  sec.caravan@gmail.com

Mailing Address:  356 Horseshoe Circle, Dayton, Tn. 37321

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 22

Kitty Fee:  w/2 $3,850.00,  w/1 $3,000.00,   Guest $850.00

Deposit:  $ 300.00

Date Balance Due:  2 installments of $1750.00 on 9/1/18 & 6/1/19

Cancellation Fee:  $50 before 4/1/19—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, attend the Chincoteague Oyster Festival and see the ponies.  We’ll visit many museums, lighthouses and beaches.  We will see many attractions that are missed by most travelers, including Morning Colors and graduation ceremonies at the US Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Paris Island, SC.  The caravan will start at the Delaware Seashore State Park and proceeds through coastal Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina until its conclusion in the Georgia Sea Islands. So come immerse yourself in some of the culture and traditions of the Old South. The kitty fee includes campgrounds (most with full hookups), boat, carriage and bus tours, museum admission and many meals. Come join us on this adventure.

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