Originally Posted by wheel interested
How many of you have had an unofficial caravan and how long was it and what was or were the destinations? Was it self-pay or kitty fee?
I ran an informal caravan to Big Bend in 2008. It was self-pay, staying in state parks wherever possible. Everyone made their own park reservations. I limited it to 10 rigs simply to make it easy to manage.
The main destinations were Balmorrhea SP, Fort Davis SP, Seminole Canyon SNA, and, of course, Big Bend NP.
The duration was about 11 days, ending at a unit rally in Schulenburg, Texas. Each evening with the exception of one restaurant visit, a different rig was responsible for the evening meal main dish. We had everything from pork loin to hamburgers and every meal was great.
Texas is big, so some of the days were long; however, I kept daily mileage down as much as possible. The main exception was the last day to the rally which was a long day.
We are thinking about an east Texas, Piney Woods, caravan this fall. We would start on Sunday at the end of an east Texas rally, wander around the piney woods, and end up with 2 nights at Rusk to ride the Texas State Railroad steam train. From Rusk, it is a long but doable ride home for most of us. Again, there would be a rig limit and all would make their own reservations.