Plans are underway for the VAC to circle the Airstreams in DeSmet, South Dakota, on the grounds of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead. Yes, this is the same Laura Ingalls who wrote the Little House on the Prairie and the Little House book series. The Homestead has fun for the whole family with tours of the grounds, where Laura was inspired to write her books, covered wagon rides, an 1880’s school session, Ma’s Little House, ponies and horses, a Prairie Exhibit and other pioneering activities, and a well-stocked gift shop. It is a beautiful prairie landscape, where the view hasn’t changed much since Ingalls experienced it first hand. This is a themed gathering. Our goal is to become the “Little Airstreams on the Prairie” for one evening. As part of the festivities, we will be encouraging participants to dress in period costume for the day, evening, or how about just a bonnet or western hat!
We are also working on a special surprise in the evening for those attending. This will be an overnight stop before we caravan to the International Rally grounds in Huron, South Dakota in the grandest fashion we can present—a caravan of silver wagons heading to the Vintage Parking area. Limited space will be available for the rendezvous and caravan, so save the dates and plan on making your reservations early. A sign-up form will be posted, after the first of the year on the website. This should prove to be a very fitting and enjoyable end to the Wagon Wheel Caravan, and hopefully a truly memorable and historic VAC Rendezvous. Stay tuned to the website for more information, too. All attendees must be registered for the International Rally—Go to wbcci.org for more information.