Mother Lode Caravan

2026 is the 100th anniversary of Route 66!  Joins us as the nation celebrates the Route 66 Centennial!  Come along with us as we explore what is arguably the most famous highway in the world. For most  of us, the mere mention of it brings back memories of family vacations, picnic lunches at roadside parks, souvenir shops and “are we there yet?”


We will explore the history of the road itself, the evolution of transportation and tourism during the road’s heyday, the history of cities and towns along the way, and the art, culture and food that still give the road it’s flavor and appeal.


Just a few of the planned highlights:

  • Chicago/Joliet: beginning of Rt 66, Willis Tower, River cruise, Millennium Park, Rialto Square Theater, Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.
  • Pontiac IL: Rt 66 Hall of Fame/Museum, Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum
  • Springfield IL:  Lincoln Presidential Library & Natl Historic Site
  • St. Louis MO: Gateway Arch in St. Louis,  Chain of Rocks Bridge, Confluence Tower, Fox Theater
  • Meramec, MO: Meramec Caverns, and Jesse James Hideout
  • Springfield, MO: Devils Elbow Bridge, Gillioz Theater, Wilson’s Creek Nat’l Battlefield, Historic Rt 66 Drive-in Theater
  • Baxter Springs, KS: CARS on the route, Galena, Riverton Store
  • Tulsa, OK: Will Rogers Memorial sites
  • Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City Memorial Museum, Nat’l Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • Amarillo TX:  Jack Sizemore RV Museum, Big Texan restaurant, Cadillac Ranch, National Quarter Horse Museum
  • Santa Fe, NM: La Plaza, a Harvey House Inn, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Georgia O’Keefe Museum
  • Albuquerque NM: Pueblo Cultural Center, Petroglyph Nat’l Monument, Rattlesnake Museum
  • Gallup, NM: El Rancho Hotel, El Morro Theatre, Santa Fe Depot
  • Holbrook/Winslow AZ:  Petrified Forest Nat’l Park, “Standing on the Corner in Winslow AZ”, La Posada Hotel, Navajo Family visit
  • Flagstaff, AZ: Grand Canyon Railway/Grand Canyon Nat’l Park
  • Needles, CA:  Old Trails Bridge, Oatman Ghost Town
  • Barstow, CA:  Calico Ghost Town, Amboy Crater,
  • Los Angeles, CA:  LA Highlights Bus Tour, San Dimas, Getty Museum, End of Rt 66 bus tour, sunset dinner-Santa Monica Pier


Caravan Number: N-2026-W

Caravan Name: Mother Lode of the Mother Road - Route 66


Start Date:  9/6/2026

Starting  Location:  St Charles, IL

          Kane County Fairgrounds

          525 South Randall Rd

          St. Charles, IL.  60174     


Stop Date:11/4/2026

Stop Location:San Dimas, CA


Total Number of Nights: 59

Number of Stops: 22


Leaders & WBCCI #. Tom and Shirley Herron BRN 13007

Phone: 515-988-4950



Co-Leader & WBCCI # TBD

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Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 22


Kitty Fee w/2:  $8900.00

Kitty Fee w/1:  $7300.00

Guest:             $1600.00

Deposit Amount: $900, upon acceptance to caravan “Go List”

Dates of Payments (if applicable)

          1/2 of remaining balance 1/1/2026

           Remaining balance 5/1/2026


Cancellation Fee:$100 plus non-recoverable expenses              

Leaders discretion after 5/1/2026