Region One News – May 2012

Published: May 1, 2012

By J. Rick Cipot

April showers bring May flowers? If only that were true this year. We could have started our camping season here in New England much earlier this year if only our campgrounds were open. I always find this time of year exciting, reviewing our calendar with all the great rallies each unit has scheduled. There is always so much to see and do it’s no wonder we find ourselves camping every weekend.

Of very special note in Region One is the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Quebec Unit this July. They are hosting a wonderful Buddy Rally with special events and meals and promises of a wonderful time. For those of you who have traveled north to our friends in Canada you already know what a wonderful trip it is. If you have not yet traveled that far north this is the perfect opportunity.

Please do not believe those stories of the dreaded Canadian Mounties stationed at every crossing into Canada. No they do not pull aside Airstreams and raid your pantry or steal your wine. Yes, they do admire your beautiful travel unit and they speak English and always share a smile. In fact I personally believe that crossing the border into Canada is much more pleasant than crossing over the Massachusetts boarder. When crossing over the MA line we are almost always affronted with mean State Troopers armed with lasers and pulling over almost everyone for speeding. The Canadian experience is always a positive one with many benefits; very friendly people, a nice change of scenery, and extremely easy to get around. No need to stop at your bank for currency exchanges and they have wonderful food.

The Quebec Canada Unit has put together a wonderful event just a tad NW of Montreal. Starting Friday, July 20, you will have three days and two nights of camping in the Canadian country side. Local to the area for your enjoyment you will find wineries, sugar houses, an ostrich farm and so much more. Not to mention your WBCCI friends. For more information please contact Paul Fuller,

The other major event for this year is the Region One Rally being held at Goose Hollow Campground in Thronton, New Hampshire. At this time there are still spots open and if needed, we can set you up in a rally field or buddy sites. Full hook ups will be available for Vintage Units on a first come basis. So not matter where you travel with your Airstream this season I look forward to seeing you.