We are retired and love travelling in our 5th wheel. Our first rig was an older motorhome, which we took on a short trip to see if we would like Rving. We both had the best time. We took that first rig on a trip to south Texas for the winter. We then bought a brand new Class A motorhome in 2005 and sold it in 2012 after a couple of years of not being able to travel much. We continue to enjoy travelling across Canada and the U.S. exploring new places, meeting new people and seeing the beautiful countryside we live in.
We are both pretty handy and have done many DIY home renovation projects. Jenne loves to cook and has some computer skills. Marcel likes to read and paint in his spare time.
Interstate Rest areas, casinos, the odd Walmart or Flying J. We have also spent a night at a Camping World (with electricity). Our preferred locations are definitely rest areas and casinos.
Kemptville is located on Highway 416, approximately 30 km south of Ottawa (Canada's capital city) and 35 km north of Highway 401 and the Canada/U.S. border. It is flanked by several historic and charming small towns, the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, which runs to Kingston, Ontario. A drive to Watertown, NY is 1.5 hours; Montreal is 2 hours and Toronto is about 4.5 hours away by car. Our town offers pretty much every service one needs/wants, such as: hospital, banks, grocery stores, restaurants (fast food, ethnic, pubs, family and fine dining), coffee and specialty shops, bowling alley, entertainment and local theatre, library, Walmart Supercentre, Canadian Tire store, Staples, and more businesses are continually being added to the Colonnade Shopping Complex. Our location is peaceful and serene and although we have neighbours, they are not on top of us. The streets are ideal for leisurely walks and bike riding. There are great cross country ski trails within 3 km of our house and downhill skiing is about 1.5 hours away.
We have a 2014 32' Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 5th wheel with 3 slides. We tow it with a 2015 Ford F-150 (Ecoboost).
We stayed with BusyRetirees on Sept 5/17 and they were warm and welcoming. This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and it was a great experience. Providing us with power and water and a bedtime snack, we had great conversation and a fantastic nights sleep after spending a couple of nights at truck stops. Thanks so much for your insight, advise, friendship and great hosting. Highly recommend staying here to anyone travelling through the area (if they're not out using 'Boondockers Welcome' themselves..).
An additional note: our having a dog with us was not an issue.
Great new friends we hope to meet up with on the road.
- Brad & Katie
Marcel and Jeannette took time from their very busy schedule to welcome us, insure we were set up in their driveway and later made recommendations about sites to visit around the area. We spent a wonderful day hiking through a nearby forest and then along a trail on the historic Rideau canal, as well as a short time at the local farmer's market. We appreciated their hospitality.
Art and Suzan Horovitch