2020 Caravans

N-2020-M2
“Richness of Mexico”
Online Application for the Richness of Mexico caravan

Start Date: Jan 7, 2020   Start Location: Nogales Arizona
Stop Date: March 17, 2020   Stop Location: Nogales, Arizona

Total Number of Nights: 70
Number of Stops: 20

Leaders: Michel Bourassa  #2568
Home phone: 250 539 3683
Cell phone: 250 661 7200
Email: rmbourassa@gmail.com
Mailing address: 145 Winter Cove Rd
                              Saturna Is. BC  V0N 2Y0
                              Canada

Co-Leader & WBCCI #           TBA

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 13

Kitty Fee w/2: 13,100 CAD (Approx. 9,475 USD as of May 1 2019)
Kitty Fee w/1:
Guest: n/a
Deposit Amount: $1,000 CAD Non refundable.
Dates of Payments:
      June 15 2019 – $6,000 (CAD) Non refundable but transferable
      November15 2019 – $6,000 (CAD) Non refundable but transferable

Richness of Mexico

With the goal of satisfying the Airstreamers’ demands for more, of Mexico, this second 2020 caravan has been custom designed and put together by Caravanas de Mexico, our contractor, with input from WBAC members.

From the time of conquest in 1522 until independence in the 19thCentury Spain enriched itself from exploring Mexico’s riches in minerals, particularly gold and silver, becoming a world power with those riches. However, they didn’t take it all, and left a heritage of culture and architecture   when these are combined with Mexico’s own historical artifacts, buildings and culture, it   makes for a very enriching experience for us, the well travelled Airstream adventurer.

In response to popular demand, a second caravan for the spring of 2020, custom designed and exclusive to the WBAC, is now available for booking.  In keeping with past caravans, it is limited to 12 rigs. Pets are welcome and solo travellers receive a discount.

This caravan highlights the Copper Canyon tour, three days in Mexico City and 3 days in Oaxaca followed by coastal beaches.

We will begin in San Carlos, a nice clean town on the  seaside where we  will be treated to a sealion and dolphin show as well as  getting up close to the only pearl farm in the Sea of Cortes to learn how its done; then  Alamos , an historical silver mining town where we will  explore the old part of the city win the company of Troubadours and Gaspar, the wine toting burro. From the we head west to Huatabampito on the sea and Guaymas. From there, we head of El Fuerte, the beginning of the Copper Canyon railway excursion in our private rail coach. All rigs get left behind for this trip with 24 hr security guaranteeing a worry-free excursion into the mountains, including hotel stays.

Following this we will head for Mazatlán, a beautiful, safe and delightful city on the shores of the Sea of Cortez for a Pulmonia tour, more meals, beach time and explorations in the old town and market. This is the home of the restaurant that has no food!  You shop at the market – Fresh shrimp are a nice choice – then bring your purchases to the restaurant and they cook it for you!

We will visit Durango, Zacatecas, the incomparable Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and Cuitzeo – all historical cities  built during the colonial period from the wealth generated by the silver mines. In each city there will be tours, special meals and activities, but always, with time to choose our own adventures.

Now off to Tepotzotlan and after leaving our rigs, three days in a hotel just off the city’s main Zocalo (plaza)  where we will be treated  to tours to Teotihuacan – over 2,500 years old, fine dining, the Museo Nacional de Antropologia with its  incredible  collection of Aztec, Zapotec, Olmec – and more –  works of art, and a performance of the renowned National Folkloric Ballet at  Mexico’s National Palace for Fine Arts.

Heading south we visit Oaxaca – a cultural hub of Mexico renowned for its art, food and the amazing the ruins at Monte Alban. It is only to be expected that at this  venue there will be cooking lessons for the  epicurists among us to learn  the art of  fine Mexico food preparation.  Did I forget to write that there will be three or four  opportunities during the trip  to take cooking lessons?! Following this, we will be in Santa Clara del Cobre and Patzcuaro where we will, among many activities visit a coppersmith atelier and learn how beautiful art pieces as well as everyday usable utility pans are fashioned by hand out of copper.A special treat will be visiting Maestro Fidel Cruz and his wife Maria Luisa who will make a presentation of weaving in the traditional way. The Maestro has been internationally recognized for his tapestry. He has also introduced: silk, gold thread and alpaca hair to produce his most exquisite masterpieces.

Within a all these activities we will have time to visit the Herradura Distillery renowned for its tequila; the market at Tlaquepaque that has been in existence in the same location since Aztec times; and the ruins at Guachimontones, and others, as well.

In all, the re are 30 tours with modern buses, 40 meals and all camping fees, museum charges, hotels charges etc.  included in the cost.

PRICE: 2 people:     $ 13,100 CAD* (1 rig, two people)
Sign-up fee:            $   1,000 CAD  NON-REIMBURSABLE / NON-TRANSFERABLE.
First half:               $   6,000 CAD – June 15, 2019. NON-REIMBURSABLE but transferable.
Second half:          $   6,000 CAD – November 15th. 2019. NON-REIMBURSABLE but transferable.
Solo discount:       $ 1,500
*At time of  writing: = 9,624 USD


N-2020-M1
“Three Mexican Gems”  – Two vacancies available  

Start Date:  Feb 7, 2020   Start Location: Nogales, Arizona
Stop Date: April 7, 2020   Stop Location:  Nogales, Arizona

Total Number of nights: 60
Number of stops: 16

Leader: Michel Bourassa   WBCCI#: 2568
 Home Phone: 250 539 3683
 Cell phone: 250 661 7200
 Email rmbourassa@gmail.com
 Mailing Address: 145 Winter Cove Rd, Saturna Is. BC, CA  V0N 2Y0

Co Leader & WBCCI#:    Pending

Maximum RV Units With Leader: 13

Kitty Fee $10,800 CAD ( 8,600 USD at time of posting)
Deposit Amount: $1,000 CAD Non Refundable- non transferable
Dates of Payments: $4,900 CAD April 1 2019 – Transferable
                                    $4,900 CAD  Nov 1 2019 – Transferable

WBCCI Caravans and Mexico are back together! This inaugural caravan, custom designed for Airstreamers by Caravans de Mexico in cooperation with WBCCI, invites you to sign up and enjoy a unique Mexican experience like no other. We have selected three Mexican gems that simply must not be missed:  A 4-day trip by rail up the Copper Canyon, 3 days in Mexico City and a stay in Mazatlán in time to see a carnival that rivals Rio’s. The setting for these jewels is just as attractive- the colonial central core of Mexico – Guanajuato, San Miguel Allende, Durango, Patzcuraro, Villa Corona and other unique towns and cities from the colonial era. Along the way we will have cooking lessons for   those interested, hot springs for tired bones, ancient ruins including Teotihuacan (Established in 200BC), the magnificent Museo National de Anthropologia in Mexico City and Aztec ruins for our art and history aficionados. In addition, historical and cultural presentations and of course, beaches. Beautiful beaches in small out of the way towns away from the pressing crowds found in many tourist areas.

We will enter Mexico from Nogales Arizona and drive directly to the west coast. A nice stop at Alamos, a small Mexican town to be treated to a walking tour of the town conducted by professional troubadours. Further down the coast, we will visit a unique pearl farm before boarding the train for our trip across the Copper Canyon.  From Mazatlán we will head inland to visit Durango, Zacatecas,  Mexico City then back to the coast for sun and sand with a few days at Mazatlán to experience the Carnaval from street side bleachers. Following that, a leisurely drive back along the coast with says at a variety of beach towns.

During hotel stays (included in the Kitty Fee) all rigs will be in guarded compounds. Pets are welcome.

The Tail Gunners will be the Angeles Verde – Green Angels – trained and equipped by the Mexican Dept of Tourism to handle almost all automotive repairs that might be required, to facilitate our caravan in and though large cities and through various checkpoints. They add to our safety and ease of travel.

Total distance to be travelled is 4,800 KM (2,892 Miles) mostly over good roads but shoulders and guard rails are often absent. We will use toll roads when possible as they offer less traffic, more consistent caravan speed and better surfaces. One road deserving special mention is the new highway from Mazatlán to Durango over the Sierra Madre.  With over 80 tunnels and even more bridges across the most incredible scenery, there is no road like it in North America.

Campground amenities are reasonable but expect a few days of dry camping some modest facilities and even to deluxe full-service RV parks and swimming pools. 

Our contractor, Caravanas de Mexico have been operating tours and caravans into Mexico more than 10 years and has conducted more than 40 caravans within Mexico without any significant issues. The owner/Operator Don Gabriel Romero knows his country and knows what we will like and to that end has spared no effort in designing and supervising this, a caravan to remember. His goals are always safety, unique experiences, dramatic ruins, buildings and scenery and a strong dose of Mexican hospitality


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Georgia Plantations and More

Click the link below to apply for the caravan
Online application Georgia Plantation and More Caravan

Start Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020           Start Location: Rutledge, Georgia
Stop Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020      Stop Location: Blakely, Georgia

Total Number of Nights: 17
Number of Stops: 5

Leaders: Winston & Carol Montague #807
Carol  850 212-3726, Winston  850 491-7444
Email:
wmontague@embarqmail.com
Mailing address:   Winston & Carol Montague
                                3958 Meandering Lane
                                Tallahassee, FL 32308

Maximum RV Units/with Leaders: 20
Kitty Fee w/2: est. $1,700
Kitty Fee w/1: est. $1,400
Deposit Amount: $200

Please send deposit of $200 made out to WBCCI National Caravan
            To Carol Montague  3958 Meandering Lane  Tallahassee, FL 32308
Date Balance Due: of Payment:  10//1/2019
Cancellation fee: $100 plus non-refundable reservations after 9/1/2019
Leader’s discretion after 1/1/2020

Have you ever visited a Southern plantation? This short caravan will introduce you to Southwest Georgia and its plantations. You will learn about the life on a plantation and visit different types of plantations – from those owned by the wealthy to those owned by people trying to eke out a living for their family. Also you will be introduced to what is happening at current day plantations – research and hunting preserves.  You will also do much MORE – visit the Uncle Remus museum, tour two homes, see a plantation country store museum, dry camp at an old country store in operation for 90 years, consume some of their famous sausage and smoked pork chops, attend a folk-life play and have an opportunity for much MORE.

The caravan begins near Madison, GA at Hard Labor Creek State Park, one of 3 state parks we will visit. Our first meal will be some fine Southern eating at the famous Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Ga. Our final stop will be at Kolomoki Mounds State Park and will end with the final banquet at a present day quail plantation where we will have a sampling of quail and a pig roast as well as an opportunity to shoot skeet and see the hunting dogs that are trained there.

Come enjoy some new places, eat good Southern food and enjoy some Southern Hospitality. At the end of the caravan you may wish to continue the 75 miles to Havana, Florida and join the Big Bend Florida Club at their Havana Mainstreet National Rally beginning Thursday, March 26 and ending Sunday, March 29.


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Cajun Country
 
Start Date: March 10, 2020     Start Location: Breaux Bridge, LA
Stop Date: March 25, 2020     Stop Location: Lafayette, LA
 
Total Number of Nights:  16
Number of Stops: 5
 
Leaders: Peter & Judy Schwarz #2009
 Cell Phone: Peter 630-561-1703; Judy 630-699-9676
 Email: Peter as.skydeck@gmail.com; Judy jascombe@gmail.com
 Mailing Address: 151 Rainbow Drive, #5110, Livingston TX. 77399
 
Co-leaders: Gene & Charlene Gardner, #2393
 
MaximumRV/Units with Leader & Co-leader: 25
 
Kitty Fee w/2: $1,500.00
Kitty Fee w/1: $1,158.00
Guest: $500.00 each
Deposit Amount: $300.00
Dates of Payments:
1.   Deposit by May 1, 2019
2.   Final by November 1, 2019
Cancellation Fee: $50 before 11/1/2019
Leaders Discretion After 11/1/2019

Cajun LogoOn the Cajun Caravan you will experience Cajun culture and hospitality at its roots.  Enjoy dining on jambalaya, crawfish pie, 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 music at Savoie’s Music Store’s Saturday morning jam session.  Enjoy “Rendezvous des Cajuns” performance at the historic Liberty Theatre in the heart of Cajun Country. These plus many 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 a beautiful Jungle Gardens Park. Ride with a Crawfish farmer on his unique harvesting boat while he brings in his daily catch. Ride a bus to Baton Rouge for a tour of the Governors Mansion and the tallest state capital 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 16 days of excitement awaits you on the  Cajun Country Caravan.


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Springtime in Kentucky

Click the link below  to apply for the Springtime in Kentucky Caravan
Online Application for Springtime in Kentucky Caravan

Start Date: April 22, 2020  Start Location: Bowling Green, Ky.
Stop Date: May 16, 2020   Stop Location: Renfro Valley, Ky.

Total Number of Nights: 24
Number of Stops: 6

Leaders & WBCCI:

Karl & Cindy Weisenberger  #1885
Cell phone # 859-653-5519

Rick & Debbie Hentchel  #3472
Cell Phone # 912-604-4391

Email: springtimeinky@yahoo.com
Mailing address:  999 Riverwatch Dr. Villa Hills Ky. 41017

Maximum RV Units/With Leaders: 26

Fees: Total Cost $2,950.00
Kitty Fee w/2: $2,950.00
Kitty Fee w/1: TBD
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $250.00
Dates first Payment: September 15, 2019  $1350
Date Balance Due: February 31, 2020  $1350

Cancellation Fee: $ 50                          

Leaders discretion after January 31, 2019

Come join us as we show you the beautiful state of Kentucky and its diversity.
-From Mammoth Cave National Park to the Lost River Cave.
-From the Corvette factory to the beautiful handmade crafts of Berea.
-From backroads to rolling hills and small towns
-From legendary horse tracks to a retirement farm for thoroughbred horses.
-From Distilleries to a Candy factory.
-From historic old homes to the simplicity of Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Hollar and an evening of Bluegrass music.
-From a River Raft Adventure on the Cumberland River to a paddle boat luncheon cruise up the Ohio River.

All this and much more!

Come join us during Kentucky Derby week and feel the excitement of the 146th2020 race. “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports”
Ladies bring your derby hat (the bigger the better).
Hear the music, taste the food, meet the people and enjoy the 15thstate of the union.


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Golden State
Online Application for Golden State Caravan 

Start Date: 4/30/2020           Start Location:  Chula Vista, CA
Stop Date:  6/9/2020            Stop Location:  Petaluma, CA

Total Number of Nights:  41
Number of Stops:  12

Leaders:  Mike & Phyllis Minadeo #11299
 Home phone:  (925) 672-3624
 Cell phone:  (925) 223-7508 (M), (925) 890-9559 (P)
 Email:  minadeo@gmail.com(M), pminadeo@gmail.com(P)
 Mailing: Mike & Phyllis Minadeo; 5346 Paso Del Rio Way; Concord, CA 94521

Co-Leader & WBCCI #

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 25

Kitty Fee w/2:  $5000
Kitty Fee w/1:  $4000
Guest:  $1100
Deposit Amount:  $500
Dates of Payments:
     5/1/2019   $2250
     11/1/2019 $2250
Cancellation Fee:  $50 before 11/1/2019
     Leaders discretion after (11/1/2019)

Caravan Website: TBD

Join us as we travel to some of our favorite California destinations. Our adventure begins in San Diego and travels up the coast to Newport Beach where we’ll tour Newport Bay and cruise out to Catalina Island. Next we’ll visit the Reagan Library, the Getty and tour some of the highlights of Los Angeles.  Continuing up the coast, Santa Barbara, Solvang, La Purisima Mission and Hearst Castle. In the Monterey Bay area there’s so much to see . . . the aquarium, Cannery Row, Carmel, & Steinbeck’s home & museum. Traveling on to Yosemite, we’ll stop in the Central Valley and explore the Delta Region and visit some excellent wineries. Our trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting Gold Country and checking out some of the old gold rush towns. In Lake Tahoe, there will be a cruise on the lake and a visit to Emerald Bay. From there we will make a stop in Sacramento on our way to our final destination in the San Francisco Bay Area.  So many things to do & see in our Golden State.


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2020 Springtime in the Rockies

To send an application to the caravan leaders click HERE.

Start Date: May 21, 2020    Location: Estes Park, CO
Stop Date: June 16, 2020   Location: Gardiner, MT

Total Number of Nights: 26
Number of Stops: 8

Leaders & WBCCI #: Doug & Amanda Hewins 2184
Home Phone: ‭941.228.3070‬
Cell phone: Same as above
Email: doughewins@gmail.com
Mailing address: 6652 E Primrose Dr., U S A F Academy, CO 80840

Co-Leaders & WBCCI #: TBD

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 24 participant units plus 2 leader units

Kitty Fee w/2: $3,000
Kitty Fee w/1: $2,600
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $400
Dates of Payments
1. Due 5/1/19 — ½ of remainder
2. Due 12/1/19 — final balance due
Cancellation Fee: $100 plus non-refundable deposits for confirmed caravaners prior to Dec. 1, 2019
Leaders discretion for confirmed caravaners on and after Dec. 1, 2019

Caravan Website: rockymountain.wbcci.net

Come share in the adventures of traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, from the summit on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, to the beauty of the Garden of the Gods, to stunning Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, to Dinosaur National Monument, to Flaming Gorge, to the majestic Grand Teton National Park and the many splendors of Yellowstone National Park. Be prepared for vistas that will take your breath away – quite literally. We’ll travel at some of the highest elevations possible in North America. Stops in order are: Estes Park, Manitou Springs, Gunnison, Grand Junction, Dinosaur NM, Flaming Gorge, Grand Teton National Park (Colter Bay) and Yellowstone National Park (staying in Gardiner, MT).

Because of the time of year, we could run into snow at any location along our route, with evening temperatures possibly in the low- to mid-30s. Seven of the eight campgrounds have full-service hook-ups or, at a minimum, 30-amp electrical services due to potentially cold evenings. The campground at Dinosaur National Monument, where we’ll stay two nights, has no hook-ups (i.e., dry camping). This location is one of the warmer (and sometimes hot) destinations. Good vehicle/trailer maintenance and appropriate accessories will be important as we traverse and stay at high-elevation campsites.

The route will require driving long distances with steep mountain 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 6,000 to close to 8,000 feet, and with mountain passes and self-guided auto tours as high as 12,000 feet. Anyone with health issues affected by high altitudes 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.

This caravan will end at the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday, June 16. The 2020 International Rally is being held in Loveland, CO, approximately 680 miles from Gardiner, MT. Driving times to Loveland, CO will be approximately 10 hours based on current navigational apps.


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Taste of the Blue Ridge
Click HERE for the online application to Taste of the Blue Ridge Caravan

Start Date: May 19, 2020    Start Location: Bryson City NC
Stop Date: June 12, 2020    Stop Location: Greenwood VA

Total Number of Nights: 25
Number of Stops: 7

Leaders & WBCCI # Ray and Carol Combs WBCCI# 2994

Cell Phone: 336-558-5532 Ray
Cell phone: 336 558-5579 Carol
Email: raycombs100@gmail.com, carolcombs100@gmail.com
Mailing address: PO Box 753, Oak RIdge NC, 27310

Co-Leader & WBCCI #None

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 21

Kitty Fee w/2: $3400
Kitty Fee w/1: $2250
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $500
Dates of Payments 
1. January 31 2019, $500 deposit
2. July 31 2019, $1450
3. December 31, 2019, $1450
Cancellation Fee: $50 before January 1, 2020
Leaders discretion after January 1, 2020

Caravan Website: blueridgecaravan.wbcci.net

blueHave you ever wanted to hike on the Appalachian Trail, fly through
treetops on a zip line, tour beautiful gardens, 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, whitewater 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 in Bryson City, NC, close to the 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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Canadian Rocky Mountain Caravan

Start Date: June 19, 2020   Location: Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
Stop Date: July 7, 2020       Location: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Total Number of Nights: 19
Number of Stops: 8

Leaders: Janet & Steve Nentwig #21603
Home phone: 519 442-4544
Cell phone: 519 442-4544
Email: janetnentwig@gmail.com
           sgnen56@gmail.com
 Mailing address: 36 MacPherson Dr.
 Paris, ON
 Canada N3L 4C6

Co-Leader & WBCCI #

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20

Kitty Fee w/2: $3,600.00 (USD)
Kitty Fee w/1: TBD
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $1,100.00 (USD) Nov. 9, 2019 ($0.00 standby)
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
1. $1,100.00 (USD) January 4, 2020
2. $1,400.00 (USD) March 4, 2020
Cancellation Fee: $100.00 (USD) January 4, 2020
Leaders discretion after January 4, 2020

Caravan Website:


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Nor by Nor’East

Start Date: July 8, 2020          Location: Ashaway, RI, USA
Stop Date: August 17, 2020    Location: Cornwall, PEI, Canada

Total Number of Nights: 41
Number of Stops: 11

Leaders: Trevor & Gale Lake WBCCI #4688
 Home phone: 781-837-2539
 Cell phone: 781-264-4550
 Email: trevorlake@verizon.net
 Mailing address: 315 Oak St., Marshfield, MA 02050

Co-Leader & WBCCI #

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 26

Kitty Fee w/2: $3,900.00
Kitty Fee w/1: $2,900.00
Guest: $1,000.00
Deposit Amount: $200.00 with application
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
1. 2/1/2020 $800.00
2. 5/1/2020 $2,900.00
Cancellation Fee: $100.00 before 2/1/2020
Leaders discretion after  2/1/2020

Caravan Website: https://norbyne.wbcci.net

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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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North to Alaska

Start Date: Approximately July 12, 2020
Start Location: Dawson Creek, BC

Stop Date: Approximately September 12, 2020
Stop Location: Prince George, BC

Total Number of Nights: 63
Number of Stops: 26

Leaders: John & Cissy Thibadeau   WBCCI #1229
 Cell phone:770-560-6410
 Email: jsthibadeau@gmail.com
 Mailing address: 105 Crown Ct., Peachtree City, GA 30269

Co-Leader: Matt & Beth Hackney  WBCCI #3518

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 35

Kitty Fee w/2: TBD
Kitty Fee w/1: TBD
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $500
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
1.
2.
Cancellation Fee: $50.00 plus any non-recoverable expenses
Leader’s discretion after 3/31/2020.

Blue Beret & Caravan Website Text: 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 trip will include a visit to Skagway and an optional visit to Eagle, AK. It is then on to Delta Junction (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, to 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!


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New York (State) State of Mind Caravan  (Standby Only)

Start Date: August 10, 2020         
Start Location:  Niagara Falls/Grand Island KOA, Grand Island, NY

Stop Date:  September 4, 2020
Stop Location: Croton Point Park, Croton on Hudson, NY

Total Number of Nights: 25
Number of Stops: 7

Leaders: Mark and Debbie Hammer 
Home phone:  516-437-2839   Cell phone:  516-330-3644
Email: debbie@halimer.com
Mailing address: 1647 Park Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Co-Leader & WBCCI #:  Shelley and Bill Townsend, 27070

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 22

Kitty Fee w/2: $3,000.00
Kitty Fee w/1: $2,500.00
Guest: $2,500.00

Deposit Amount: $250.00
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
  November 1, 2019
  April 1, 2020
Cancellation Fee:        $50.00 
Leaders discretion after (date) May 1, 2020

Online Caravan Application:  https://form.jotform.com/91354320730145

Caravan Website:  https://newyorkstateofmind.wbcci.net/

Starting from the magnificent Niagara Falls, we will boat on the Erie Canal and then head to the Finger Lakes for some wine tasting, hiking and a visit to the Corning Glass Museum.

We then will stay in the 1000 Islands (actually 1864) and take a look at Boldt Castle.  A drive through the Adirondacks (the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States) will bring us to Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain and the US Olympic Training Complex for a tour and an option to try out some Olympic events on your free day.

Travelling down I-87, the Northway, we will stay in the Lake George area to explore Ft. Ticonderoga and Saratoga Springs (the city, the racetrack, the Battlefield and the charming towns along Route 9).

Southward again to the Catskills Region to cruise the Hudson, tour the US Military Academy at West Point and have something to eat at the Culinary Institute of America, aka ‘the CIA’.  An extra day in the Catskills means you can choose your own adventure – hang gliding, parachuting, zip-lining, hiking the ‘Gunks’, visiting Woodstock (Bethel Farms), shopping at Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall or just relaxing.

Our final stop is Croton-on-Hudson, about an hour and a half from NYC and for the next three days our own motorcoach will take us into Manhattan in the morning and pick us up in time to return for a late dinner.  Options in Manhattan are endless – some possibilities are a Dim Sum lunch in Chinatown, the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, the 9/11 Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, shopping on Fifth or Madison Avenues or even a Broadway matinee.

The final day of our caravan will take us to the magnificent home of the Rockefellers and end with a delicious farewell banquet.

This is a caravan for the independent traveler – there will be many planned activities but also ample free time to explore your individual interests as we travel through the “Empire State.”

Notes:  Place to place travel is approximately 750 miles but there will be additional driving to get to specific attractions.  Altitudes in the mountains do not exceed 5,000 feet. Weather may be hot and humid or chilly and rainy – can’t tell – last caravan it was sooo hot.  And remember that everything is probably a bit more expensive in NY than you are used to – from campgrounds to candy bars.

Debbie and Mark Hammer, native New Yorkers, Caravan Leaders. Contact: debbie@halimer.com Shelley and Bill Townsend, Ass’t Leaders, Fee for 2 $3000.00, for one $2700.00.


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Southwest Adventure
Link to online application for Southwest Adventure Caravan

Start Date:  August 18, 2020   Start Location:  Albuquerque, New Mexico
Stop Date:  October 6, 2020    Stop Location:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Total Number of Nights: 49
Number of Stops:  12

Leader:      Gary & RoseMarie Anderson WBCCI #9181
   Gary 850-896-0567   RoseMarie 850-866-7658
   2800 W. 30th Court, Panama City, FL 32405
   gary.rosemarie@gmail.com

Leader:      Bob & Sue Heist  WBCCI #6401
   402-968-0823
   6401 Rainier Drive, Lincoln, NE 68510
   bobsueheist@gmail.com

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  30
Kitty Fee w/2:      $4,800
Kitty Fee w/1:      $3,800
Guest:                 $1,300       
Deposit Amount:      $500.00 with application
Additional Payments:   August 1, 2019  $2,300  
                                       December 31, 2019 – $2,000
Cancellation Fee:        $100 after August 1, 2019 plus non-refundable                                           reservations.               

Caravan Website:        swadventure.wbcci.net

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The 2020 Southwest Adventure Caravan will be in August, September and October capturing the serene beauty of the fall landscapes.  Beginning in Albuquerque, NM we will visit the Turquoise Museum, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and savor local cuisine.  What is around the bend in the Four-corners region of Colorado, Utah , Arizona & New Mexico 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, CO; hike to the ‘Palace’ in Mesa Verde, or truck into Monument Valley. Moab, UT provides gorgeous views in the surrounding National Parks and excitement with ‘slick-rock jeep riding.’ Whether using a camera at Capitol Reef National Park, riding a mule into Bryce Canyon or seeing the ‘Narrows’ at Zion, the parks will captivate you. After seeing Zion National Park and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we’ll spend four days beside Lake Powell enjoying a boat trip on the lake, a Colorado River raft boat trip and a walk to explore Gallup and then the finale at the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.  We will have a chance to ride in a hot air balloon.  America the Beautiful Senior passes (formerly the Golden Age Pass) will save you money in the National Parks we visit at Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion and the Grand Canyon North Rim.  Come prepared to have fun with your fellow caravanners.  NOTE: This is a active caravan.  Anyone with health issues related to high altitudes should be aware that this caravan involves activities in some high altitude areas.    
Click here to apply for the Southwest Adventure Caravan


N-2020-C

Watch It Made in America

Start Date: 9/08/2020     Start Location: Jackson Center, OH
Stop Date: 10/12/2020    Stop Location: Milwaukee, WI

Total Number of Nights: 32
Number of Stops: 9

Leaders: Bill and Beth Racavich #7777
 Cell phone: 954-648-7771 (Beth)
 Cell phone: 954-684-7770 (Bill)
 Email: berthe.racavich@gmail.com
 Mailing address: 2205 South Cypress Bend Dr., Apt. #505
 Pompano Beach, Fla. 33069

Co-Leader: Dale and Kathy Spillman # 15880

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 26
 Kitty Fee w/2: TBD
 Kitty Fee w/1: TBD
 Guest: TBD

Deposit Amount: $350
Dates of Payments
 1. June 1, 2019
 2. Feb 1, 2020
Cancellation Fee: $100
Leaders discretion after 6/1/2020

Caravan Website: (in progress)


N-2020-B
Ores, Shores, Waters, and Lights – East

Start Date: 9/12/2020     Start Location: Manistique, MI
Stop Date: 9/27/2020      Stop Location: St. Ignace, MI

Total Number of Nights: 15
Number of Stops: 5

Leaders  Chip & Lori DeLeeuw, #2748
 Cell phone: (517) 250-5060
 Email: cdeleeuw@comcast.net
 Mailing address: 906 Wright Lane, Milan, MI 48160

Co-Leader & WBCCI #

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 17

Fees: Total Cost $1,600
 Kitty Fee w/2: $1,600
 Kitty Fee w/1: $1,200
 Guest: $500
 Deposit Amount: $200
 Dates of Payments 
 Date Balance Due: 5/1/2020
 Cancellation Fee: $50
 Leaders discretion after  5/1/2020

Short caravan; perfect for your summer vacation! Rendezvous for this caravan is on Saturday, September 12, 2020 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 farewell dinner will be on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at St. Ignace, MI. Key activities/outings include: Ferry ride under the Mackinaw Bridge in route to a day on Mackinac Island, horse carriage tour of the Island, lunch at Grand Hotel, tours of lighthouses, a visit to Kitch-iti-kipi, 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, Tahquamenon Falls, Soo Locks boat tour, and much more. Please send deposit, or questions, to Leaders: Chip & Lori DeLeeuw, WBCCI #2748, Ph. 517-250-5060, Email: cdeleeuw@comcast.net, Address: 906 Wright Lane, Milan, MI 48160


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Highway 61 Revisited

Start Date: Sunday, September 12, 2020     Start Location: Duluth MN
Stop Date: Sunday, October 12, 2020           Stop Location: New Orleans LA

Total Number of Nights: 30
Number of Stops: 10

Leaders: Ingo & Mary Werk, Wbcci-# 4646
Cell Phone: 310-714-Ingo (4646)
E-Mail: ingowerk.hwy61@gmail.com
Address: Los Angeles California & Breaux Bridge Louisiana

Maximum Units W/Leader: 21

Kitty Fee W/2: $3,500 W/1: $3,000
Deposit: $500
Cancellation Fee: $50
Dates of Payments: January 1 & April 1, 2020

Caravan Website: hwy61revisited.wbcci.net

The Caravan starts in Duluth MN, where the iconic singer-songwriter, musician, author, artist and recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Bob Dylan was born. We tour all Bob Dylan sites of significance in Duluth as well as in Hibbing MN, where he grew up. His 1965 album “Highway 61 Revisited” inspired this Caravan, as this once major American highway still connects us to southern places known for their musical heritage. Next are the Twin Cities, where the multi-talented recording artist Prince, who passed away in 2016, resided. We tour his extraordinary private estate and production complex just outside of Minneapolis. Going South on 61, Memphis TN is a music explorer’s delight: Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Beale Street with Jerry Lee Lewis Honky Tonk Café, Sun Records where Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash cut their first record, Stax Studios with Otis Redding and the birth of Soul Music. We see it all, and much more. Crossing the state line to Mississippi, 61 turns intothe Blues Highway. This stretch is an education of the Mississippi Delta Blues and the rich history of this unique art form. We visit the BB King Museum and Blues Museums featuring legends as well as Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. We even visit a Grammy Museum dedicated to the Blues in the middle of nowhere. Heading South, Louisiana has its own music traditions. Cajun Music & Zydeco! Our final destination is New Orleans LA, the birthplace of Jazz: Dixieland, Louis Armstrong, French Quarter, Fats Domino, etc. The Big Easy is this Caravan’s Grand Finale. If you got the rhythm, this Caravan’s for you!


N-2020-T
Kentucky Bourbon & Beyond
Link to online application for Kentucky Bourbon & Beyond

Start Date: TBD mid-September 2020    Start Location: Bowling Green, KY
Stop Date: TBD mid-October                   Stop Location: Frankfort, KY

Total Number of Nights: 28
Number of Stops: 6

Co-Leader:  Margaret Van De Ree #2685
 Cell phone: 704-728-6040
 Email: mvanderee@gmail.com
 Mailing address: 138 Greystone Road, Davidson, NC 28036

Co-Leader: Nancy and John Becker #2048
 Cell phone: 336 504 8769
 Email: john_becker@mac.com
 Mailing address: 343 Lakewood Pointe Dr., Roxboro, NC 27574

Maximum RV Units/With Leaders: 25

Kitty Fee w/2:$3,450 estimated
Kitty Fee w/1:$2,600 estimated
Guest:$1400 estimated
Deposit Amount: $250
Dates of Payments 
     1. 15 Jan 2020
     2. 15 Apr 2020
Cancellation Fee: $100
Leaders discretion after 15 Apr 2020

Please send deposit of $250 made out to KBB Caravan to:
     John Becker, 343 Lakewood Pointe Dr., Roxboro, NC 27574

Caravan Email: kbbcaravan@gmail.com

Caravan Website:

On the Kentucky Bourbon and Beyond Caravan you will experience the wonders of bourbon and beauty of central Kentucky. Please see the 2019 Itinerary for a detailed description of the caravan.  We plan to do many of the same activities, but we may need to adjust the order of the stops and the dates.  This is because the dates of the Bardstown Bourbon Festival are not yet known, and we need to work around the availability of other activities as well (e.g., horse racing is not every day of the week).  We look forward to you joining u

 


N-2020-O
“Sho-Me the Ozarks 2020” (Standby Only)

Start Date:  September 24, 2020     Start Location:  Mtn. View, Arkansas
Stop Date: October 25, 2020            Stop Location:  Van Buren, Missouri

Total Number of Nights: 32
Number of Stops:  8

Leaders: R.Jack and Kay Garrett   #4232
Home phone: 417-256-2487
Cell phone: 417-293-2487
Email: rjackgar@hotmail.com

Mailing address: R.Jack and Kay Garrett
                             10302 county road 9030
                             West Plains, Mo  65775

Co-Leader & WBCCI #  TBD

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 25

Kitty Fee w/2: est. $4,000
Kitty Fee w/1: est.  $3,450
Guest: TBD circumstantially
Deposit Amount:  $400
Dates of Payments:
    1st  $1,800 on kitty fee by 1/1/20
    2nd $1,800 balance of kitty fee by 5/1/20
Cancellation Fee: TBD circumstantially                   
Leaders discretion after (date)

Caravan Website:  to be developed

The region of America known as “The Ozarks” is a cultural and geographically distinct area of mountains, valleys and fresh water springs, rivers and lakes which centers in northern Arkansas and south Missouri.  Although educationally and economically progressive the people value and retain the influences of a pioneer heritage.  The caravan leaders’ families were original pioneer settlers who have lived in the same place over 170 years, going to the same school for 7 generations….livestock traders, sheriffs, bootleggers, teachers, lawyers, judges, blacksmiths, merchants, laborers and village characters. You will meet, spend time with, and share stories with local folks.  Beginning in the Ozarks Folk Center you will travel through time and place with sites, events and food not to be missed….concluding with a traditional riverbank fish fry.  Great group meals are a priority, but no food committee.  Expect pig roasts, church dinners on the grounds, Dutch oven cobblers, Amish feasts, ham and beans with cornbread and much more.  While some roads are narrow and twisty the daily trek distances will be short.  Music will abound, from porch fiddles to an internationally famous vocal choir.  Ranger Talk presenters are from a special roster of historians, locals, and conservationists.  You will visit the number one new attraction in the US, Bass-Pro Shops and Aquarium, Laura Ingalls Wilder home and museum, the Daisy museum, Crystal Bridges Art Museum, Silver Dollar City international food, music and craft fair, and much more. See the magnificent fall scenery and nature’s beauty.


N-2020-X  
Gone To Texas
Link to online application for Gone to Texas

Start Date: EST. 9/24/2020          Start Location: Amarillo, Texas
Stop Date: EST. 10/27/2020        Stop Location: Kerrville, Texas

Total Number of Nights: EST. 34  
Number of Stops: EST. 10

Leaders: Ronn & Rae Gilbert  WBCCI #1450
Cell phone: 281-224-7870 (Ronn), 713-412-2838 (Rae)
Email: rmgilb3673@aol.com
Mailing address: 2927 Willow Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Co-Leader: Tom & Vicki Ketchum WBCCI# 5809
Cell phone: 317-339-5777
Email: tvketchum@sbcglobal.net

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20

Kitty Fee w/2: EST. $2,500
Kitty Fee w/1: TBD
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $250
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
   1.TBD
    2.TBD
Cancellation Fee: $100    
Leaders discretion after: 8/1/2020

Caravan Website:

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 Amarillo, in the Texas Panhandle, to the beautiful Hill Country west of
San Antonio. Along the way we will visit Buffalo Country, Indian Country, Oil Patches, Caverns, 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, the mystery lights of Marfa, Big Bend National Park, the Alamo, an Exotic Game Ranch, a Dude Ranch, a raft ride on the Rio Grande and much more. From the Texas Plains, to the Mountains, the Deserts and the beautiful Hill Country, leave a message for your friends – GTT. Moderate hiking and exercise may be required on some events.


N-2020-R
Southeast Coast Caravan

Start Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020         Start Location: Bethany Beach, Delaware
Stop Date:  Saturday, November 7, 2020        Stop Location: Jekyll Island , GA

Total Number of Nights: 32
Number of Stops: 10

Leaders: Stuart and Kathy Bacon
Home phone: 423-775-4237
Cell phone: 423-618-1002
Email: sec.caravan@gmail.com
Mailing address: 356 Horseshoe Circle, Dayton, TN 37321

Co-Leader & WBCCI #

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 22

Kitty Fee w/2: $4000
Kitty Fee w/1: $3450
Guest:  TBD
Deposit Amount: $350
Dates of Payments
     1.  September 1, 2019 – $1,825
     2 . June 1, 2020 – $1,825
Cancellation Fee: $50                  
Leaders discretion after 4/1/2020

If you love seafood and want to explore the historic southeast Coast of the United States come along with us.  We’ll visit a historic US Lifesaving Station ( predecessor of the US Coast Guard) in Delaware, attend the Chincoteague Oyster Festival and see the ponies. We’ll visit many museums, lighthouses and beaches. We’ll see attractions that are missed by most travelers, including Morning Colors and Graduation at the US Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, SC.  The caravan will start at the Delaware Seashore State Park and proceed thru coastal Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina until concluding at Jekyll Island.The kitty fee includes campgrounds, boat, carriage and bus tours, museum admissions and many meals.  Come join us on this adventure.