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Old 03-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #15
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Saturday June 11...

...Do I hear a second?

DanB, I realize you have your hands full with other NOVA activities and The Wilds Airforums National Rally.... but do you think the Lake Erie caravan still has legs?

June 11 may work for us. We're looking at vacation dates now and want to attend this caravan if possible.

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:56 AM   #16
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...Do I hear a second?

DanB, I realize you have your hands full with other NOVA activities and The Wilds Airforums National Rally.... but do you think the Lake Erie caravan still has legs?

June 11 may work for us. We're looking at vacation dates now and want to attend this caravan if possible.

Lucius
Dan and I discussed possible dates a while ago, but Lorrie and I are not sure if we have the time to participate this year. The proposal we discussed was to start the Caravan on Sunday June 12, because Dan (and Lorrie and I) will be at the Spirit of Cleveland Rally that ends on June 12. It would still end the following weekend, thus requiring 5 days of vacation for those of us that still work.

I cannot comment as to whether Dan still intends to go forward with the Caravan, however.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:49 AM   #17
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I would be interested if you leave from the Cleveland rally..It would give us time to the Bash 2 in Slippery Rock,Pa.on June 27..Let me know I want to sign up for Cleveland Rally, this would surely make up my mind!! AirstreamHobo
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:55 AM   #18
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WOW What a nice trip you're planning. We live in Windsor Ontario and have a summer place out on Lake Erie near Kingsville. We would love to go on the caravan, but are ineligible. We would be very interested if it became open to all Airstream owners.
The north shore of Lake Erie in our region has many wineries along the route. Lots of events on the weekends at the wineries throught the summer.

We have a couple of suggestions for campgrounds and stuff, however. Don't know if you've planned that far, but here goes:

Sandhill Park Sand Hill Park, large park, lots of trees, right on the shores of Lake Erie, huge sand hill, family owned for 3 generations, good facilities. Just east of Port Burwell, west of Long Point.

Home | Tourism Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island Tourism website for Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village Canadian Transportation Museum, Essex (town) 30 minutes from Windsor.
Great museum in the country and grounds with historical village and lots of room. Possible layover, boondock style.

Welcome Viewpointe Winery, on the shore of Lake Erie, just outside Harrow, an example of one of the beautiful wineries along the way.

Happy 'Streamin'
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:41 AM   #19
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Well fellow 'streamers,

I really want to be open with you regarding this. Concern was raised regarding the ability of a new unit with no experience in caravanning to pull this off. Additionally, we truly did have a short time frame to get organized. Finally, willing participants did not exactly come jumping out of the corners when asked if they were interested.

All of this combined led to this event being put "on the back burner". Truly, except for a couple of people, interest just wasn't there.

It is difficult to justify the expenditure of time for a project that members just may not be interested in!

Instead, NOVA will have a presence at various WBCCI and non-wbcci events. We will have a couple of our own campouts this year. We are still working on ideas and dates. Our NOVA "Night of Destruction" rally in Kalamazoo looks to be our signature event for the year. Mike is doing a great job organizing it.

At this time, it does look like we might have interest in the Lake Erie Caravan. In an effort to get "our ducks in a row" and make sure we maintain protocol, I believe postponing the adventure until 2012 is in NOVA's best interest. Alternatively, if some members elected to organize a "scouting mission" for this caravan, I would fully support them.

In doing this, I believe we would be in a much better position to fully advertise this caravan to the entire WBCCI in a more conventional method.

I welcome your thoughts!

GypsyGirl, thank you for that great information! Please know that your "eligability" is only an email away. I don't really want to get "political" about this. NOVA doesn't really operate like that. WBCCI does offer benefits. Part of the organization, planning, communications, and guidelines to operate an event like this is one of them. In fact, caravanning is really the core purpose of this club. I invite you to explore the WBCCI independently.

Have a great day!
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #20
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Dan,
I think this is a prudent plan to try to perhaps delay this caravan to 2012. It is unfortunate that Lorrie and I committed to another caravan (an Ontario Unit Caravan) this year before yours got it's legs and that put our Circumnavigation participation in question (but we had not ruled it out yet - vacation days would just be tight if we fit it in). I think we could plan to support this caravan in 2012, if it firms up before other opportunities surface.

You really do have the makings of a great caravan in the work you had done so far. Let's not let it drop and try to firm things up for 2012.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #21
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I think the decision to postpone certainly has merit. Sadly, our 2012 plans probably won't include going this direction. We are kicking around the idea of seeing some of the sites outlined after Spirit of Cleveland on our own and we'll give you any feedback for your use in planning a future caravan.
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