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.
Computer skills; particularly with Apple computers. Photography.
Yes, 1 cat.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.