“Come and Go” Caravans

Shorter “come and go” caravans allow participants to join, leave and/or re-join the caravan at any point. This ideal for working members or those with limited time.  Members of units in adjoining states may choose to join a short caravan as it nears their home state. 

Participants may be responsible for their own campsite reservations at state parks, thereby taking responsibility for cancellation.   They also pay individualized rally fees based on the activities in which they participated.    

Spreadsheets and a shorter time period make this easier for caravan leaders to calculate.  

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Canyon Adventures Caravan

Jan 28th - Feb10th 2016

Tom & Deanna B and John & Elain W

Deposit due August 20

Here are a few exciting tidbits.  -  NOTE: THIS IS A BUDDY CARAVAN

The adventure starts at a welcoming dinner in Bakersfield with your fellow caravanners.  The next day we leave for Pahrump’s beautiful Lakeside Casino & RV Park, and a visit to Death Valley and the China Ranch Date Farm and Bakery (yes, bakery). Then, a favorite of last year’s caravan, a 2-night dry-camp in Nevada’s remarkable Valley of Fire State Park; there is plenty to see, and we are working on other activities.

This next stop was the glittering jewel from last year, 2 nights at Willow Beach AZ, near Hoover Dam, with full hook-ups. We will arrive early enough for those who did not go on the Colorado River raft trip to do it this time. We will spend the next day in Grand Canyon West, outside the National Park on Hualapai lands, at the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk is a horseshoe shaped cantilever bridge with a glass floor that you can walk on. This is a must see tour. If your body tells you it is nuts to walk on glass 4000’ over the canyon floor, there will be many other things to do. There is the Native American Village, featuring a walking tour of authentic Native American dwellings depicting multiple tribes. Enjoy the Amphitheater with performances by multiple tribes continuously all day. Highpoint Hike offering panoramic canyon views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. There is also an historic tram that stretched 8,800 feet across the canyon to a guano mine discovered in 1930. At Hualapai Ranch we can enjoy western cowboy entertainment. This is all done while you ride a hop-on and hop-off shuttle. Take as much time as you like at each of 3 stops. This is just some of the fun things here to see. Lunch will be included. This day is in the kitty fee.

Our next stop will be at Grand Canyon Caverns in Peach Springs, AZ, for 2 nights on the old Route 66. Here we will have water and electric, but no dump. The caverns are the largest dry caverns in the country, located 200 to 300 feet below the surface.  We will have a guided tour.  Access is via an exploration elevator descending 21 stories underground.

The caverns offer a number of unique geological formations that can be viewed from paved walking trails. There are rails and a number of benches for resting along the way. These caverns are not well known. So you will want to see this. I understand there are rooms to rent in the caverns from the Hotel and RV Park where we will be staying. This tour is in the kitty fee.

For our last stop we are off to Distant Drums R.V. Park in Camp Verde , AZ.  Here we  will do a tour of Arcosanti’s urban Laboratory where the goals  are to pursue alternatives to urban sprawl based on Paolo Soleri’s theory of compact city.  This will be one of a few interesting tours. Here we will have our Super Bowl Party of course, and visit Sedona . We have several other things in the works to see and do. This is just a sampling.

 Canyon Adventures Caravan Registration Form

January 28 - February 10, 2016

Coupon & Deposit Due: August 20


Mobile _________________________________

Address __________________________________

City Zip___________________________Email __________________

Phone________________________  WBCCI#  ____________

 Handicap    Y ____  N    ______   

Trailer__  MoHo __    Length_______ AS Lic#__________

Tow Vehicle ________________ TOAD _______________ Lic# ___________

Golden Age (or equivalent) Passport?         Y________     N________

Caravan kitty fee:

      2 per rig - $700; 1 per rig - $620                           $ _____________

Optional Tours:

      Colorado River raft trip w/lunch - $76 pp             $ __________

      Skywalk/Grand Cyn West tour w/lunch - $81 pp      $ __________

                                                                                                  Total:  $ ____________

Please send coupon and deposit check for $200 payable to  Deanna Bain by Aug 20, 2015:

        Deanna Bain

        PO Box 177

        Plymouth, CA  95669

        For e-mail confirmation check here: ____

If check is sent after August 20, please notify Deanna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so your participation can be assured.

      Balance due December 1st.

Cancellation and refunds are at the discretion of the leader and depend on the cancellation policies of the various vendors.


May 4 - May 7, 2016
     The Illinois Lincolnland unit will again conduct a caravan and rally starting on May 4 through May 7, 2016. Previous caravans were held in 2007 and 2013. The caravan will depart Peoria, IL on May 4 and drive to Pella, Iowa where Pella will celebrate its 81st annual Tulip Time Festival. The 3 day event (Thursday through Saturday) includes a queen coronation, 2 parades a day, access to a working windmill build in Holland, dismantled and shipped to the Pella site and reassembled about 10 yrs. ago, tickets to the Pella Historical Village, several group meals, and unique Dutch entertainment. Caravan & rally participants will receive 4 days of camping with full hookups at a county park. The caravan & rally fee is $225 with $100 payable by December 1, 2015 and the balance by January 1, 2016. The event size is 25 units and we will also have a standby list. Participants not wishing to drive to Peoria for the caravan may travel directly to the rally site if they choose. It is NOT limited to just members of our unit as we already have 3 reservations from the Southern Illinois Unit.
     I have planned and led this caravan on the 2 previous occasions and it was great except for the snow we had in 2013. Everyone still had a good time even after many events were cancelled. I can be contacted by phone at 309-657-3102, or postal mail at John Green, 1466 Church Rd., Eureka, IL 61530-9440. I will be in Rockport, TX from 12/1/15 through 3/31/16, however, mail to my home address is forwarded to me weekly. I can furnish my Texas address upon request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
 John Green, WBCCI #4432


Central Indiana Unit Caravan

A Taste of Limestone Country Oct. 7 - 16, 2016

Please join us for the 2016 Central Indiana Unit “hop-on hop-off” caravan as we visit Indiana’s limestone country from Bloomington to Corydon.
•    Join and leave the caravan as your schedule permits. There will be a separate “rally fee” for each day, which will be collected on the last day when all costs are known.
•    You will need to make your own reservations at the campgrounds.
•    We have planned many activities for the group and many more alternative things for you to see and enjoy on your own.

Stop 1 – Bloomington, Indiana
Paynetown State Recreation Area
4850 South State Rd 446, Bloomington, IN 47374
6 nights Friday Oct. 7 – Wednesday Oct. 12

Our home base is on Lake Monroe with opportunities for hiking, biking, and boating.  Bloomington offers selections for a wide variety of “tastes” – limestone architecture, museums (fine art, history, geology), WonderLab Museum of Science Health and Technology, Tibetan culture, international food, wineries, and even the Kinsey Institute!

In Spring Mill State Park we’ll visit the pioneer village with its limestone grist mill plus the Gus Grissom museum. Bedford offers quarries, caves, cemeteries with beautiful limestone carvings, plus a display of vintage tools and photographs of carvers as they worked on various national landmarks built from Indiana limestone.

Stop 2 – Corydon, Indiana
O’Bannon Woods State Park
7234 Old Forest Road SW, Corydon, IN 47112
3 nights Thursday Oct. 13 – Saturday Oct. 15

Visit the territorial capitol for the Indiana Bicentennial!  Lots of historic places including the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site and the site of the only Civil War battle in Indiana. There are three more caves, more wineries, a glass studio and spectacular scenery along the Ohio River. There will be free time for antiquing, hiking, biking, fall festivals, and more.

Register online at  http://centralind.wbcci.net/
Or email Ann Newman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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