Past Caravans 2016


Nor’  By Nor’ east   (Stand-by Only)

Caravan Dates:  July 13, 2016 – August 19, 2016

Start Location: Ashaway, RI, USA
Stop Location:  Cornwall, PEI, Canada

Total Number of Nights:  41
Number of Stops:  11  

Leaders:  Trevor and Gale Lake #4688

Home phone: 781-837-2539

Cell phone: 781-264-4550

Email address:

Mailing address: 315 Oak Street, Marshfield, MA 02050

Maximum RV Units/With Leaders: 23

Fees: US Funds

Kitty Fee:  w/2:  TBD;  w/1:  TBD;   Guest:  TBD
Deposit:  $200 with Application

Date Due: February 1, 2016: $800

Date Final Balance Due: May 1, 2016

Cancellation Fee: $100 before February 1, 2016.  Leaders Discretion after February 1, 2016

nbyneThe 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 “Plymouth Plantation”, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, 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 on being 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.  



Taste of the Blue Ridge

Dates:   May 30 – June 18, 2016

Start Location:  Cherokee, NC
Stop Location:  Staunton, VA

Total Number of Nights: 19

Number of Stops: 6

Leaders:  Gene and Kathy Blanchard

Address:  118 Quail Run
Spicewood, TX 78669

Cell phone:  713-301-7244 – Gene
713-301-2926 – Kathy


blue Scenic 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., 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.

Kitty Fee w/2:  $2200
Kitty Fee w/1:  $1500
Guest:   $TBD
Deposit:   $250


$1000 – Dec. 1, 2015,

$950 – Feb. 15, 2016

Maximum RV Units W/Leaders:  20

Cancellation:  $50.00 before January 4, 2016

Leader’s discretion after 1-4-2016



Alyeska, The Great Land

Spaces are still available for this caravan.

Leaders: Bill & Sandy Johnjulio
WBCCI: #242

Dates: July 12, 2016 – September 12, 2016

Start Location: Dawson Creek, BC
Stop Location: Prince George, B.C.

Address: 6193 Althom Road, Tidioute, PA 16351
Phone: 814-484-7221 Cell 216-533-1752


alyeska1 “The Land of the Midnight Sun”- The Alaska Caravan will start in Dawson Creek, B.C., where the Alaska Highway begins at Mile Post 0 and travel for 1500 miles to Fairbanks, AK. We will be traveling through Yukon Territory, to Whitehorse where we will turn North and travel up to Dawson City, YT. Then we will ferry across the Yukon River and drive the famous “Top of The World Highway”, to the town of Chicken, AK and then an optional visit to Eagle (pop. 15). It should be noted that Alaska is “The Last Frontier” and the Top of The World Highway can  be dusty, foggy, and or muddy. As we continue our journey we will experience many activities such as “Klondike Kate’s, Laird River Hot springs, take the River Boat Discovery in Fairbanks, and experience a real Alaska Salmon Bake and Dinner Show. We will see many glaciers, visit Denali National Park, Mount McKinley, Juneau, pan for gold, travel along the famous Alaska Pipeline, and visit the North Pole, (home of the real Santa Clause). On our return south we will drive the Cassiar Highway through British Columbia and back into Alaska, stopping at Hyder, AK where you will have the opportunity to visit Salmon Glacier. The Caravan will end at Prince George, B.C. where we will have our final banquet. You will enjoy unprecedented wildlife viewing opportunities, world class fishing, and astonishing scenery on this “Once in a Lifetime Adventure!”

Limit: 35 Units

Kitty Fee: w/2 $6500
Kitty Fee: w/1 $4800
Guest: $1700

Deposit: $500
Cancellation: $100 before 01/15/2016, leader’s discretion after that date.

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Southeast Coast Spectacular (Standby Only)

Dates:  October 4, 2016 – November 12, 2016

Start Location:   Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Stop Location:    Jekyll Island, Georgia

Number of Nights 39
Number of Stops 11

Leaders:  Ron & Cyndi Carnein
WBCCI #:  806

Phone #:  623-974-4762
Street Address:  3916 N Potsdam Ave #1704 Sioux Falls SD 57104

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 22



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 six 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!

Kitty Fee w/2:   $3,725
Kitty Fee w/1:   $2,950
Guest:   $775

Deposit:  $250
Date Balance Due:  Two installments, 4/1/16 & 7/1/16
Cancellation Fee:    $50 before 4/1/16—Leaders’ discretion after



Springtime in Kentucky (Standby Only)

Dates:  Sunday, April 20, 2016 – Sunday, May 18, 2016

Leaders: Larry & Shala Wilson
WBCCI #: 10298

Start Location:  Bowling Green, Kentucky
Stop Location:  Renfro Valley, Kentucky

Total Number of Nights: 28
Number of Stops: 8

Phone: Larry 270-782-6554  Shala 270-792-3814
Address: 1122 Old Main Street,Hartford, KY 42347-1618

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20/21



kentucky From 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. We invite you to join your WBCCI caravan friends as we travel the highways and back roads of the beautiful State of Kentucky in Springtime!

Kitty Fee w/2:  $2950
Kitty Fee w/1:   $2,200
Guest:  $885

Deposit:  $500

Date Balance Due:  February 1, 2016
Two installments, 4/1/16 & 2/1/16

Cancellation Fee:  $100  before 2/1/16—Leaders’ discretion after



Florida Fantasy

Dates:  February 5, 2016 – March 7, 2016
Start Location:  Titusville, FL                                                      
Stop Location:  Big Pine Key, FL  (Mile Marker 39)  

Total Number of Nights:  32 
Number of Stops:  8 

Leaders:  Jim and Sheila Skipper
WBCCI #:  3178    

Phone:  850-877-1729 Home,  850-519-1976 Cell
Land Address:  9150 Seafair Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32317  

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  25  

chockoloskee In 2016, the “NEW” Florida Fantasy Caravan will be 32 days of travel around the State of Florida and Cruising the Caribbean.  The Caravan begins in Titusville, Fl. on February 5th and terminates March 7th, 2016 at Mile Marker 39 in Big Pine Key, Fl.  Beginning in Titusville we will cruise for 7 nights/8 days in the Eastern Caribbean.  During the cruise portion of the Caravan it is “unlimited” as to the number of people that can cruise with us.  Encourage your family, friends or other WBCCI members 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.   Visit the Capitols of Florida and walk among animals and birds native to Florida.  We will walk through historic Spanish settlements.  Tour the historic towns of St. Augustine and Key West by trolley tours.  See Manatees in their natural habitat.  Enjoy a luncheon cruise on the Seffner/Tampa Bay and Matanzas River.  We will visit and see the Everglades National Park by trolley where we will see alligators and native birds and learn what is being done to preserve this natural habitat.  Our final stop will be at Mile Marker 39, Big Pine Key, Florida.  We will see the “End of the Road” buoy at Mile Marker 1.  This caravan is very active and has some long days away from your rig.  Come and enjoy the beauty of Florida.

Kitty Fee w/2:  $5700.00 (including Cruise) $3906.00 (Caravan Only)
Kitty Fee w/1:  $4670.00 (including Cruise)  $2670.50 (Caravan Only)

Deposit:  $ 250

First Payment  Due August 15, 2015
Balance Due:  October 15, 2015
Cancellation Fee:  $50.00 plus non-refundable deposits prior to November 1, 2015
Leaders discretion after November 1, 2015.     



Southwest Adventure

Dates:  8/20/2016-10/10/2016
Start:  Durango, CO   Stop:  Santa Fe, NM

Co-Leaders:  Jay and Elna Thompson WBCCI: 7293
Phone: 850-212-4719; 850-766-0036

9163 McDougall Ct, Tallahassee, FL 32312-4207

Phil & Margie Glassey  WBCCI:  5328
Phone: 206-605-2986; 707-459-5608

9101-69 Steilacoom RD SE, Olympia, WA 98513-6127 

sw The 2016 Southwest Adventure Caravan will be in August, September, and October capturing the awesome beauty of the fall landscapes. Beginning in Durango, we will visit the higher vistas first, before traveling on to lower altitudes hoping to escape early snows. Bring clothes for all climates! We will find what’s around the corner in this Four-Corners region of CO, UT, AZ, and NM, that tourists may not usually see, visiting Indian pueblos, reservations and learning about their cultures from Native guides. The grandeur of the scenery will amaze us as we ride the train up the mountain to Silverton, Colorado, hike to the “Palace” in Mesa Verde, or bounce into Monument Valley.

Moab, Utah offers 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 us. After seeing the North Rim of the Grand Canyon we’ll spend a relaxing five days beside Lake Powell, enjoy a boat trip to Rainbow Bridge, a raft float trip and a tour through the unusual Antelope Canyon. Our final two weeks will take us to New Mexico to explore Gallup, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. We will have a chance to ride in a hot air balloon before going to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, trolley through Santa Fe, savor local cuisine and then visit Taos. America the Beautiful Senior passes (formerly the Golden Age Pass) will save you dollars for fees in Mesa Verde, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyon lands, Chaco Canyon, and North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Parks. Come prepared to have fun with your fellow caravanners!

Rendezvous and
Stop 1 Durango, CO
Stop 2 Mesa Verde, CO
Stop 3 Bluff, UT
Stop 4 Moab, UT
Stop 5 Torrey, UT
Stop 6 Bryce Canyon
Stop 7 Zion Canyon NP
Stop 8 North Rim of Grand Canyon
Stop 9 Page, AZ
Stop 10 Farmington, NM
Stop 11 Gallup, NM
Stop 12 Acoma
Stop 13 Albuquerque, NM
Stop 14 Pojoaque, (Santa Fe) NM

Limit:  30 rigs

Estimated kitty fee:  w/2- $4,500; w/1- $3,500; Guest $1,200
Registration deposit: $200.00.

Cancellation fee is $50 before 2/1/2016 plus non-refundable deposits. Leader’s discretion after.



Georgia Plantations and More  (Standby Only)

Dates:  March 24, 2016 – April 13, 2016
Start Location:   Kolomoki Mounds State Park  Blakely, GA  
Stop Location:  Indian Springs State Park, Flotilla, GA  

Total Number of Nights:  21
Number of Stops:   5  

Leaders:   Winston and Carol Montague
WBCCI #:   5274   

Phone:    850 212-3726

Address:   3958 Meandering Lane  Tallahassee FL 32308 

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:   23 



georgia This 21 day caravan will explore 5 or 6 plantations of South Georgia and North Florida. We will attend Swamp Gravy – Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play, try our skill at Skeet Shooting, dry camp at an old county store, have the time to visit Plains and Andersonville on free days, take a carriage ride through Madison GA, visit the Uncle Remus Museum, not to mention having the opportunity to eat at a number of “Southern” establishments. Spring is a colorful time to visit the area and enjoy the beauty of the South. 



Kitty Fee w/2:   $1,400        Kitty Fee w/1:   $1.100
Guest:    TBD

Deposit:    $200 Date Balance Due:   11/1/15
Cancellation Fee:    At the discretion of the leaders  



Cajun Country  (Standby Only)

Dates:  3/8 – 3/23/2016 
Start Location: Breaux Bridge, LA
Stop Location: Carencro, LA

Total Number of Nights: 16
Number of Stops: 5

Leaders: Larry & Judy Boudreaux
WBCCI #: 6534

Phone: 985-209-0376

Address: 206 Parkside Dr., Thibodaux, LA 70301

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  26



Cajun Logo On the Cajun Country Caravan you will experience Cajun culture and hospitality at its roots. Travel through cypress swamps, rice fields and crawfish farms of south Louisiana. Dine on gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish and fresh from the gulf, shrimp and oysters. Dance the Cajun two-step at world famous “Fred’s” in Mamou. Tap your feet and sway to the music while listening to the Saturday morning jam session at Savoy’s Music Store . Take a boat tour through cypress swamps to watch alligators and eagles in their natural habitat. Visit the oldest rice mill in the United States and the world famous Tabasco plant on Avery Island. Ride with a crawfish farmer as he runs his traps. Enjoy a bus ride to Baton Rouge and tour of the Governor’s 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. Lot’s of fun, food and adventure packed into sixteen days of excitement awaits you on the Cajun Country Caravan.

Kitty Fee w/2:  $1100

Kitty Fee w/1:   $825

Guest:  $525      Deposit:  $200

Date Balance Due:  12/1/2015

Cancellation Fee:  $50.00 before 12/1/15, Leaders discretion after 12/1/15



The American Revolution in the Northern Colonies (Standby Only)

 Dates:  September 8, 2016 – October 7, 2016
Start Location:  Boston, MA
Stop Location:  Mount Vernon, VA

Total Number of Nights:  30
Number of Stops:  7

 Leaders:  Ed and Beth Jones
WBCCI #: 1515 

Phone:  703-780-6597
Address:  3704 Washington Woods Dr., Alexandria, VA 22309

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  26



Boston_Tea_Party_w 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 Federal Hall 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.  Philadelphia we’ll see via charter bus visiting Independence National Historical Park for ranger talks and tours of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, Franklin Center and dining at historic City Tavern.  Our final destination will be in Virginia at Washington’s beloved estate, Mount Vernon where we’ll enjoy a tour, visit  his newly-opened  Presidential Library, and have our final banquet.

Kitty Fee w/2:  $4050
Kitty Fee w/1:  $3225
Deposit:  $350.00  due December 16, 2015

Date Balance Due:  April 15, 2016

Cancellation Fee: Leader’s Discretion



Ores, Shores, Waters, and Lights – East

Start Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2016
Start Location:  Mackinaw City, MI

Stop Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2016
Stop Location:  St. Ignace, MI

Total Number of Nights:  15
Number of Stops:  5

Leaders:  Chip & Lori DeLeeuw
WBCCI#:  2748

Phone:  (517) 250-5060
Land Address:  906 Wright Lane, Milan, MI  48160

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  17

Kitty Fee w/2:  $1,500
Kitty Fee w/1:  $1,100
Guest:  $400
Deposit:  $200
Date Balance Due:  May 1, 2016
Cancellation Fee:  $50, before May 1, 2016.  Leader’s discretion after May 1, 2016

Short caravan; perfect for your summer vacation! Rendezvous for this caravan is on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Mackinaw City, 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 Saturday, September 24, 2016, 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 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, 6 ½ hour small gauge train ride (operating since 1927) and river boat tour up the Tahquamenon River to the Upper 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:, Address:  906 Wright Lane, Milan, MI 48160.

Maximum RV Units/With Leaders: 17. Total Number of Nights: 15

Number of Stops: 5

Kitty Fee w/2: $1,500, Kitty Fee w/1: $1,100, Guests: $400

Deposit $200

Date Balance Due: 5/1/16, Cancellation Fee: $50 before 5/1/16.  Caravan Leaders discretion after 5/1/16