Caravans

Past Caravans

May 26–29, 2012: Caravan to Alumapalooza. From Emerick’s Aluminum Acres, Brussels, WI to the Alumapalooza rally, Jackson Center, OH. Led by Ed & Sandy Emerick, 920-475-7893   SandyEmerick@yahoo.com

May 28, 2011: Caravan to Alumapalooza, Appleton, to Jackson Center, OH via Michigan hosted by Sandy and Ed Emerick
The Yellowstone Trail CaravanFollowing the First Transcontinental Highway to the International Rally in Bozeman, MT The Yellowstone Trail was the first transcontinental automobile highway through the upper tier of states in the United States. It ran from Massachusetts to Seattle and was one of the earliest transcontinental automobile routes in the world. It had significant social, political and economic effects on either the local communities or the nation during its short life from 1912 to 1930. Our caravan will follow its route from Greenville, WI through South Dakota investigating a number of interesting and historical stops. These stops will include Thorp, WI – a chance to see some Yellowstone Trail markers (boulders painted yellow) as well as a rare cottage style gas station, Olivia, MN – World’s Largest Ear of Corn, Ortonville MN – Paul Bunyan’s Anchor and Aberdeen, SD- a stop on the “Heart of the Road”. We will then head for Wyoming and our next stop, Thermopolis, WY- Thermopolis has long been a hot bed of eruptive earth forces and this is the world’s largest mineral hot spring. It is evidence of one great subterranean force viewable today. Today the thermal springs are utilized primarily for recreational and therapeutic purposes; we will swim in the thermal therapeutic waters of the area to relax from our long travels. From Thermopolis we are a hop skip and a jump from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks where we explore the area for 5 days before heading into the International Rally in Bozeman, MT.The Yellowstone Trail Caravan departs from the Greenville Grange (Appleton, WI) on Monday June 16, 2008 and arrives in the Yellowstone National Park area on June 20, 2008. This caravan is limited to 10 units and you will need to RSVP with Ed & Sandy Emerick at eemerick@new.rr.com, or 920-954-1585 or 838 E. Eldorado St, Appleton, WI, 54911 by February 1, 2008. Get your name on the list and join us on this Wisconsin Unit historical journey to the 2008 International Rally in Bozeman, MT. Caravan fees have yet to be determined. If you can’t join us you can still follow this route by visiting the Wisconsin Unit website and download this “Canned Caravan” for your own use!

Yellowstone Trail Caravan 2008Itinerary OverviewPre Day One – Sunday, June 15, 2008 – Meet at the Greenville Grange (Appleton, WI)Day One – Monday, June 16, 2008 – Destination – Prior Lake, MNDay Two – Tuesday, June 17, 2008 – Destination – Aberdeen, SDDay Three – Wednesday, June 18, 2008 – Destination – Spearfish, SDDay Four – Thursday, June 19 –Destination – Thermopolis,WYDay Five – Friday, June 20, 2008 – Destination – Moran, WYDays Six & Seven – Saturday June 21 & Sunday June 22 – Yellowstone/Grand Teton National ParksDay Eight – Monday, June 23, 2008 – Destination – Gardiner, MTDay Nine – Tuesday, June 24, 2008 – Yellowstone National ParkDay Ten – Wednesday, June, 25, 2008 –Destination – Bozeman, MT