Trekker

Age: 65+

Member since June 2012

Retired couple with a van

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Dale is retired military and Colleen is a recently retired tour bus driver/guide. We're looking forward to enjoying our retirement with our RV, but we're not wanting to be tied down to schedules and campground reservations, so that's why the Boondockers Welcome club sounds so appealing to us.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Computer skills; particularly with Apple computers. Photography.

Trekker's Pets

Yes, 1 cat.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have traveled mostly in the state of Washington and Oregon, but now have a 4 wheel drive Westfalia and hope to get further from home. Haven't done a lot of boondocking other than rest areas and Walmarts.

Trekker's Hometown

Olympia, WA

Trekker's Guest Details

Trekker's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

19 feet long

We currently own a 1989 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia. This is our second Westy and in between we had a 2003 Rialta - also built on a VW chassis. Small vans are more our style as we like to get off the paved highways.

Trekker Has 1 Host Location

Trekker's Nest

Olympia, WA, US
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Trekker's References (17)

References from Guests (17)

anteau

October 2018

great stay

Very nice place to stay with people who are friendly and helpful


ontherogue

August 2018

Ontherogue

Our hosts were very easy to talk to and were more than willing to help make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to our next meeting whether it be on the road or when we pass through the area again. Thanks so much!


tikimb

July 2018

Wonderful spot

Wonderful hosts. Nice quiet neighborhood. Full timers like ourselves really appreciate you opening up your space to us. We Are truly grateful ! 🤗


Usonia

June 2018

Thank you

Great hosts and so helpful! It is so nice we know we have a place to stay while I am dealing with health issues.


jimkaren

December 2017

Thanks

Highly recommended.


jimkaren

December 2017

Thanks

Thanks folks. Have a great winter. Karen and Jim.


meaningfulmiles

November 2017

These guys feel like family

Trekker is like family now. We were so spoiled by these guys. If Trekker were the only hosts we met on BW, it would have been worth the investment. I'm not sure I've ever met nicer people. When we first got there, it was raining, so they invited us inside, and took the time to get to know us, and what we're all about. We are new to the RVing community, and these guys are the consummate professionals that we want to be one day. They are a wealth of knowledge, and want to help you in anyway they can. We want to be like them when we grow up. Don't skip by this host, because they don't make them any better.


rollingrosens

August 2017

WOW! Kind, Genuine and generous.

We had a wonderful visit and would love for our paths to cross again. They are very kind, down to earth people who we enjoyed meeting and getting to know. They live in a beautiful area and it was fun to explore around. We feel lucky we met them and grateful for the experience

...and yes their rig is sweet.


ChrisAndAng

August 2017

Great visit

These hosts put us up at the last minute and were extremely friendly and fun to talk to. They had a really cool VW pop-up camper van, we're thinking of downsizing to that now. We hope to run into them in Oregan during the eclipse. Thanks again!


tylerandcarly

May 2017

Amazing couple!

Amazing couple to stay with. Excellent parking location, extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. While they haven't drove to Alaska in years, they gave us more useful information then any book could!


Miss Prim

September 2016

Really nice people!

Friendly people, nice spot! We spent 2 nights and went to Mt. Ranier. Although it was foggy and we couldn't see the mountain, the park is nice and we saw a beautiful waterfall. We would highly recommend staying with Dale and Colleen!


Shannongoins

September 2016

Great Hosts!!

I was just passing through Olympia - making a quick stop overnight. I contacted them and asked if they had space and they were very accommodating. They are super friendly folks and we had great conversations in the short time I was there. Wish I had more time as it was a great spot to stay.

Thanks so much for the hospitality!


Good_Care

October 2015

Wonderful host!

Dale was a great host with directions, ideas to do things, and put up with us for much longer than we expected to be there. he went the extra mile and surprised us with State Forest Service information packet -- the reason we went to Olympia! We didn't get to meet Colleen as she was traveling. The site was level, quiet, and private.


Westbounderdown

September 2015

Nice, relaxing stay! Beautiful spot!

We stayed with Dale & Colleen for several nights. The spot was very easy to get into & level. It was very quiet at night. They couldn't have been more kind & gracious hosts! Their spot is so great because you feel as though you are in the country, but there is great shopping (even a Trader Joe's!) minutes away. We stayed longer than we planned. It was so comfortable & relaxing. I hope we get to host Dale & Colleen next year when we get settled! A++ spot! Thanks so much!


Sunny27

November 2014

Nice people and place

Colleen and Dale are a fun and friendly couple. Their boondocking spot is quiet and flat with easy hookups. It would be a pleasure to stay there again.


doinnotdreamin

May 2014

Campfire, Photos and Good Times

We had a great night with Colleen and Dale. Dale lit a campfire and we sat round it with a bottle of wine and talked into the night. Not exactly sure what the men talked about, although I heard the word fishing more than once, but Colleen and I discovered a shared love for photography - her nature photos are wonderful! Then we slept really well on their level peaceful drive. Next morning they gave us lots of useful info about the surrounding area and helped us to work out the route for our forthcoming trip to Alaska. Great people, lovely place, thank you so much.


8stop

May 2013

Friendly people, beautiful spot

We spent only one night at Dale and Colleen's but they were so friendly and helpful that we wish we could have stayed longer. Their house is in a beautiful, green area, no problems with parking at there.