Age: 65+

Member since July 2017

I'm a hydrogeologist/civil engineer. Mary Jo was a high school principal.

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We both retired a several years ago and moved from the city to the country to enjoy a quieter more, relaxed lifestyle. My hobbies include raising fresh and saltwater fish and amateur astronomy. I have several telescopes that I am still learning to use and I have a small observatory with a decent telescope. I usually travel with a smaller telescope and binoculars. I collect rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites. I keep busy working around the property and enjoy travelling by RV. Mary Jo has two horses that are boarded near our property and often at home during the summer. She used to ride in shows and competitions and now rides for recreation. She enjoys music, reading,and trying new recipes. Sometimes she knits. She loves singing and is president of her local chorus that does well in international competitions. We both enjoy the outdoors and camped in a small tent through the 70s and early 80s. We got our first C class in 1985 and have since had another C class and a large diesel pusher. We have traveled with a 5th wheel since 2011. We enjoy swimming, hiking (in moderation) and often travel with an inflatable kayak and a standup paddleboard.
We always travel with our dogs and do not go anywhere that they are not welcome. We are fairly new to boondocking and look forward to meeting hosts across the country.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I usually travel with a telescope and am learning about stargazing and astronomy. Mary Jo is a good cook and an enthusiastic singer and choir member. She is good with horses and dogs.

Hydrogeo's Pets

Two Great Pyrennes that we always travel with. Big and friendly. Always on leash and always cleaned up after. Two horses we never travel with. Many fish and turtles that stay in large tanks in the basement.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Just starting to Boondock since learning about the club. Hope to travel to many areas of eastern and western Canada over the next few years. Favourite destinations in the U.S.A. used to be the Outer Banks in North Carolina and the Florida Keys. We will not travel to the U.S.A. again as long as Trump is president.

Hydrogeo's Hometown

We live on a rural property in the small village of Mono, Ontario, about an hours drive northwest of Toronto.

Hydrogeo's Guest Details

Hydrogeo's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

39 feet long

We have a 2012 39 foot Keystone Montana 5th wheel with 4 slideouts and a 2008 Ford F350 pickup. Not too good in tight spots and appreciate a pull through site or plenty of room to maneuver.

Hydrogeo's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

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August 2017

Pleasant evening under the stars

Hydrogeo spent a few days with us last week. We both had busy schedules but found time to spend a pleasant evening chatting around the campfire and looking at the stars. They brought us some nice reading material on an area we were interested in - and thank you for the wine!