Happy holidays to all and safe journeys in 2015!
The Annual International Rally for all members of the WBCCI will be held July 2015 in Farmington New Mexico. A truly incredible location for a gathering and a beautiful area on the edge of canyon country. Read more here.
This family took the plunge and ditched suburbia in favor of life on the open road. Read more about the Schuman family’s new life in their Airstream. Click Here
Click Here. to read a monthly newsletter compiled by the National Electronic Communications Committee of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI).
Here’s a great collection of retro Airstream ads. Click Here to read and reminisce!
Shannon & Larry Leslie hosted an enjoyable Valentines luncheon February 8th at the Beach Grove Golf Club for members of the Airstream Club of BC.
49th Annual Pendleton Round –Up Rally September 8th to 14th, 2014
The Oregon unit of the WBCCI is hosting a Rally thats sure to be a ton of fun! Western hospitality, cowboy and cowgirl-up to enjoy the energy and excitement that can only be found in Pendleton Oregon It’s an incredible opportunity to experience the Old West from both Native American and Cowboy viewpoints. Pendleton, Oregon was voted the number “1” western town in 2010 and hosts one of the top 10 Rodeos in North America, the 104th Pendleton Round Up and the WBCCI’s 49th consecutive National rally.
Visit the world famous Pendleton Woolen Mills; tour historic Pendleton’s underground; or visit the Native American Village and shop for one-of-a-kind jewelry and art; explore unique museums and galleries; enjoy the Pendleton main street show from Tuesday to Sunday with music and dancing; marvel at the horse and oxen drawn Round-Up Parade; not be missed the awe inspiring Happy Canyon Pageant and of course the famous Rodeo “Let’er buck”.
Our long standing relationship with the City of Pendleton and Round-Up provides us with exclusive camping in the beautiful Community Park. This park is a great place to relax under the old Oak trees, walk the extensive trails, dip your feet in Mckay( Mckaw) Creek, play Frisbee Golf or just enjoy…
So you are a huge fan of Airstreams right? Well, the tour is available and very interesting. So next time you’re southeast of Chicago by a few hours – visit Jackson Center Ohio, the home of Airstream. Want more information? Go here.
From August 27 to September 9th the Island Treasures Caravan took place with twenty trailers in attendance. We rendezvoused in Courtenay, BC, and the opening night “Island meets Islands” dinner was a huge success. We learned about each other through a game and enjoyed a luau-style feast.
Photos of Caravan are on Facebook under Island Treasures Caravan. Click here to see more.
While we were in Courtenay, we were interviewed by CTV Island news (in the rain). The interviews aired that evening so we were able to watch the program. Two newspapers also wrote articles about the Caravan touring the Island.
Some of the First Nations people treated us to a traditionally prepared seafood feast followed by a concert of traditional dancing.
On the north end of Vancouver Island, there was a Fishing charter, Whale-watching, a tour to Alert Bay by SeaWolf Adventures (ask a caravanner about the “sticks and stones” game) and a dinner in the old Saltery at Telegraph Cove.
Fun and games included a Stick Horse Rodeo at Black Creek including BBQ’ed Bison. Next day a tour of Mussels and More Pottery was followed by the Distillery tour at Shelter Point. ( Notice the specially-made large copper still in the photo – imported from Scotland)
In the Parksville area, we visited Rainforest Woodies and the Karma Coffee Roaster. We were treated to an up close and personal tour of the North Island Wildlife Rescue Center. Everyone got in the groove at the Mardi Gras Party by the beach complete with some amazing Jambalaya which was enjoyed by one and all.
In Chemainus, we took a horse-drawn cart tour of the town murals. The many ice cream shops were very popular, there.
Parked along the beach at Osborne Bay afforded us some spectacular sunsets.. As well, there was lots of marine traffic to watch.
Our stop in Victoria was a busy one with a visit to Butchart Gardens, Hop-on, hop-off bus passes and a tour of the Inner Harbour with the Harbour Ferries. Social hours were held on a grassy area overlooking the Victoria Harbour where there is constant marine traffic of all sorts. We saw cruise ships coming in to port as well as the Coho Ferry to Port Angeles, the Clipper that runs to Seattle and the many flights by Harbour Air all dodging between kayakers and other water craft.