Status of registrations for the 2016 caravan

December 1st, 2015

The 2016 caravan currently has 29 signed up for the trip.  Four couples have had to cancel and three from the stand-by list have moved on the “go” list.  An email has been sent to the next person on the stand-by list to determine if they want to go.  There currently are three names on the stand-by list so if anyone wants to travel on the 2016 caravan, there is a pretty good chance of going.

Updating status of registrati0ns for 2016 and 2017 caravans

November 2nd, 2015

The 2016 caravan presently is full with 30 registrations and with five on the stand-by list.  One couple had to cancel and has moved to the stand-by list for 2017 so the first ones have moved from the stand-by list to the “go” list.

 

The 2017 is also full with nine on the stand-by list.  Again there will always be folks canceling so several on the stand-by list will get on the caravan.

 

Updating the web site about every two weeks and current status of registation

October 18th, 2015

The website has been updated to include the plans for the 2016 caravan and remove the 2015 items.  We plan to update about every two weeks.

The 2016 caravan currently is full with 30 rigs signed up and deposits received.  There are two rigs signed up on the stand-by list.  Normally folks will cancel or request another year, so if you are interested, contact us to be placed on the stand-by list and you  will have a good chance of going on the caravan.

The payment schedule for the kitty fee is that 50% of the remaining fee ($2150) is due by Feb. 1, 2016 and the remainder by May 1, 2016.

The 2017 caravan is also full with eight on the stand-by list.  Again folks cancel, so if interested get on the stand-by list.

Reservation status

July 29th, 2015

As of today, July 29, 2015, we have one opening and will take standby reservations. See the caravan description for particulars.
Please call and email us right away if you are interested. Use Margie’s email address: Margiemicu@sbcglobal.net

2015 Caravan Information

January 22nd, 2014

Caravan Number:  N-44-E

Caravan Name:  SW Adventure Caravan

Start Date:  Aug. 22, 2015

Start Location: Durango, CO

Stop Date: Oct. 13, 2015

Stop Location: Santa Fe, NM

Text:

The 2015 Southwest Adventure Caravan will be in September and October capturing the awesome beauty of the fall landscapes.  Beginning in Durango, you will visit the higher vistas first, before traveling on to lower altitudes hoping to escape early snow.   You will discover regions of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado that the casual tourist doesn’t see.  Taking the roads less traveled you will visit Indian pueblos, festivals, cultural centers and museums. Native American guides will help you to understand their language, customs, and ancient rituals.  You will enjoy touring Albuquerque and Santa Fe by trolley finding wonderful shopping and dining in both.  A half-day boat trip on Lake Powell takes you to Rainbow Bridge (if there is enough water in the lake) while a narrow gauge railway delivers you to Silverton from Durango.  In Arizona stroll through Antelope Canyon.  Keep that camera handy for around every bend there is a new picture opportunity.  Raft down the Colorado River and tour Monument Valley, then proceed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  Come prepared for all kinds of weather as you travel at high and lower altitudes – cold to warmer temperatures.  America the Beautiful passes – formerly called Golden Age Pass will save you money for entrances into the many parks we explore including Zion, Bryce, North Rim  of the Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef.    Plans are to attend the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.  We conclude with a final banquet in Santa Fe.  Come prepared to have fun with your fellow caravanners and leaders.

Leaders:  Phil & Margie Glassey

WBCCI #5328,

Phone 360-459-5608, cell:206-605-2986

E-mail margiemicu@sbcglobal.net and pglassey1@gmail.com

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

Kitty Fee w/2  $4,400

Kitty Fee w/1  $3400

Guests: $1200

Application Fee: $200

Payments due:  2/1/15  (50%),  5/1/15 (50%)

Cancellation fee: At the discretion of the leaders

Status of 2011 & 2012 Caravans

August 30th, 2010

There are currently 30 units signed up for the 2011 caravan.  A couple who had to leave the 2010 caravan will join us along the way, so there will be 31 (plus the two leaders for a total of 32) rigs on part of the caravan.  Five units have either canceled or moved to the 2012 caravan, so there are 12 units on the stand-by list..  Some of these on the stand-by list also have their name on the 2012 list in case they don’t get on the 2011 caravan.The 2012 caravan has 30 units signed up and 20 units on the stand-by list.  The 2012 caravan will run in the Fall September and October and will we will try to include the Albuquerque Balloon Festival Rally as a part of the caravan.

2010 SW Adventure Caravan completed

June 4th, 2010

The 2010 caravan has been completed, or will be by tonight at the final dinner.  We experienced weather temperatures from 23 degree in Mesa Verde to 96 in Moab, so all types of clothing is required.  The first four weeks were definately cool to cold while the last part has been warmer.  We also experience a major dust storm on the route to Chinle, AZ and wind gusts up to 55 mph.  At the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we awoke to 2 inches of snow one morning.Also there was boondocking camping.  Two nights for some of us in Roswell,Three days in  Chinle, Canyon de Chelly, followed by three days at Mesa Verde.  Then five days at Page followed by two days at the North Rim.  Three nights at Zion where we had electric only.  Everyone learned a great deal and now know that they can handle boondocking.

“Boondocking with Your Airstream” Rally ready to go!

February 7th, 2010

The “Boondocking with your Airsteam” Rally is ready to go!  We have 27 rigs signed up to attend and still have room for more.  The G.P.S. co-ordinates for the rally are: N 30  13.366   W 082  45.265  and the locatin is just west of Lake City, Florida.  The cost i $5 per night per rig to camp and $15 per person for the three dinners and two breakfasts.  The dinners will be chili Tuesday night, pork chops Wed, and steak Thursday night.  Breakfasts are oatmeal with ice cream on Wed and bacon and pancakes Thursday.An information packet will be provided to all attendees and is also on this website.  Check “Information provided attendees at Boondocking Rally”

Schedule for the “How to boondock in your Airstream” rally

January 11th, 2010

We have prepared the schedule for the boondocking rally in Lake City, FL.  Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.  The cost is $5 per night to camp and we estimate the food cost to be $17-$20 per person for the rally.  You will be charged just for the food cost and we will have that determined when folks arrive.  If you have interest in attending this rally, please contact us.

Boondocking Rally Feb. 9-12, 2010

 

Schedule

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9

            Arrive anytime during the day

             4:30 P.M.            Welcome Meeting and social time

            6:00 P.M.            Dinner: Chili, Salad, Bread (bring your drink, place setting, & chair for all meals)

            7:30 P.M.            Campfire, indoor games, and social time

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10

            8:30 A.M.            Breakfast (if weather permits i.e. temperature or rain)

           9:30 A.M.      Introduction to Boondocking- Conservation of power, Use of Batteries &  Generators

            11:30 A.M.            Lunch on your own

            1:30 P.M.            Introduction to Solar Power

            4:30 P.M.            Social time

            6:00 P.M.            Dinner: Pork Chops, Green Beans, Salad, Bread

            &:30 P.M.            Campfire, indoor games, and social time

 Thursday, Feb. 11

             8:30 A.M.            Breakfast (if weather permits i.e. temperature or rain)

            9:30 A.M.            Conservation of fresh and waste water

                                    How to stay warm or cool

                                    Safety

            11:30 A.M.            Lunch on your own           

            Afternoon            Free Time

            4:30 P.M.            Social Time

            6:00 P.M.            Dinner: Steak, Baked Potato, Salad, Bread

            7:30 P.M.            Campfire and closing critique/discussions

Dry Camping/Boondocking Rally Feb. 9-11, 2010

October 27th, 2009

The Montagues and Thompsons are having a three-night rally, Feb. 9, 10, & 11 just before the Big Bend rally in Suwanee to help folks learn how to effectively use our Airstreams to “dry camp” or “BoonDock”.   The caravan that we lead, the SW Adventure Caravan is scheduled to have 14-16 nights of camping in locations without electricity or water, i.e. national park and national forest campgrounds.  We will have it at a facility near Lake City, FL which is operated by John Palmer.  The facility is set up for dry camping and is a nice place for a rally.  John Palmer sells and installs solar systems and has offered this spot for the rally.  He will not be trying to sell his solar systems unless someone wants one.  The cost will be $5 per night plus whatever we put together for food.  We plan  to cook for everyone, at least the evening meals.  The camping will be dry camping as there is no power or water on the site.John will give a seminar(s) on how to utilize solar and the small Honda type generators.  Also what to expect from your batteries and how to maximize their life.  We also will have information about alternative methods of keeping warm without using your furnace.  Last but not least ,how to optimize use of the fresh water.We plan to put together a schedule for the rally. and get it out to everyone.  Everyone is invited, whether signed up for the caravan or not.John Palmer’s web site address is: http://www.palmerenergysystems.com/