Enjoyment of the whispering winds, the zephyrs, the airstreams of the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin areas of the United States in a recreational vehicle.

The 1959 African Caravan

Planning documents - Mileage, mail stops and other details

News Clippings - Press release, bulletins, and news clippings from various publications

Read the highlights of the trip written by Pee Wee (PDF).

Pee Wee's high school paper on Africa

Conversation with Pee Wee – Part one

Conversation with Pee Wee – Part two

Read the Caravan Roster (PDF)

The Caravan support vehicles

View photos of the Caravan

Guest Book for farewell Dinner at the end of the Caravan (PDF)

Crossing the Nubian Desert - Water, water, no more sand, digging out, why didn't we cross on a camel, more sand, wishing for no more sand...this is not a delirious moment, this actually occurred in 1960 with seven Airstreams, and three auxiliary vehicles crossing the Nubian Desert.

The single man on the rope is Lou Mousley, #50 our wagon boss. He was on several caravans. He was the Wagon Boss in 1956 European Caravan, the 1957 Eastern Canadian Caravan, and of course Africa. The lady pushing the trailer, is Etta Payne who wrote two books based on her Airstream adventures

Read Pee Wee's thoughts on the proposed 2009 Caravan to Africa

2009 Airstreams in the Wilds commemorative rally held in Ohio, USA

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