2017 VAC Rendezvous
When: July 17 to July 19, 2017
Where: Summer Breeze Campground and RV Park, W8576 Twin Falls Road, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, www.summerbreezecampground.com (906) 774-7701
Rally Fee: $20 per person. Rally fee is in addition to the campground fee and will include 2 meals and coffee in the morning.
Campground Fee: (paid directly to the campground) for water & electric with dump station our group rate is $22 per night if we have less than 20 campers and $21 per night if we have more than 20 campsites. Full hookups are available at a higher rate. June and July are the campgrounds busy season so they will hold some sites until May 1st, 2017. After that it is “as available”, so reserve your campsite early.
Please RSVP to Victor Blood, VAC 1st VP, at firstname.lastname@example.org Let Victor know you plan on attending the rally with a head count for meals.
VAC Parade into Escanaba International Rally: Thursday July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am. WBCCI has asked us to provide the name and WBCCI number of those units participating in the parade into the International Rally so they can streamline parking after the parade. The city of Escanaba and WBCCI President Richard Girard would like a big turnout for the parade which will include city fire engines and other city vehicles. Richard (VAC member) will lead the parade with his vintage Airstream.
Please also let Victor Blood know at email@example.com if you would like to join the VAC in the parade through Escanaba and into the international rally grounds.
2015 VAC Rendezvous
Friday June 19 to Monday June 22, 2015
Vallecito Resort, Bayfield CO
Story by Mary Doster #3794 and photos by Rhonda Cooper #1967
The VAC Rendezvous was a huge success with 42 Airstreams in attendance, including a few people on cross country travels from Florida, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. We met at Vallecito Resort, just east of Durango CO, where we had great accommodations and a friendly, very helpful campground. Iain Cameron did a wonderful job in planning this vintage gathering with the assistance of resort staff. On Saturday night, we indulged in sinfully good marinated meats arranged by Iain and the Sunday night BBQ was a great evening of burgers grilled by our Airstream BBQ chefs on several barbques provided by the campground. Of course, none of this would have worked if it had not been for the great dishes prepared by the participants to accompany the protein.
There were restoration seminars each morning and everyone then had the afternoon to enjoy the area. The surrounding lakes were a special treat and Durango was not far away. We had an open house and invited the full timers living and working in the park to see the beautiful Airstreams.
On Monday, we made our way to the bullpen at McGee Park in Farmington NM, and lined up for our traditional VAC parade into the international rally. Of the 42 rigs present at the Rendezvous, 21 of us went onto the international rally, made our way slowly around all the parking areas, and into our parking spots around the big white VAC tent.