My husband and I are essentially retired and have started traveling in our class B Road Trek named Vincent Van Go.
I am a retired RN, part-time Realtor and a search angel, helping people reconnect to biological families at no cost and I give presentations on the history of adoption in Texas and DNA. Founder of the nonprofit working to restore access to orifinal birth certificates to adult adoptees in Texas, TexasAdopteeRights.org.
My husband, Austin Kessler, is retired and plays guitar and keyboard. His undergrad is from Grinnell and he enjoys meeting other Grinnellians!
We are active in the Kerrville Folk Festival, Old Settlers Music Festival and attend house concerts when we can. At one point we had our own house concert series and love to visit with music friends across the US and Canada.
We also both are into genealogy and using DNA to meet unknown relatives.
Traveling is something we both enjoy and we do a big 2 month road trip in the US and Canada each year and shorter trips throughout the year with our little dogs.
I teach DNA classes and can get you started on your quest for your own genetic truth.
2 small dogs under 15 lbs who sometimes travel we the us and sometimes stay home.
We just went to Cape Breton and fell in love with the area.
We live in Austin Texas and love to show off the music scene.
Vincent Van Go is a 03D190P (2003 Dodge 190 Popular) which is 19 feet and we travel with a trunk which make him about 22 feet long. We stealth camp a lot and also park in driveways and just need a standard plug if we need air conditioning or fans or to turn on the small heater we carry.
TexasConnieGary were grateful and friendly guests who we hosted for one night but soon realized we would have enjoyed them staying for longer. Fun, engaged and engaging people who love traveling and sharing about it.
Highly recommended guests!
The hosts were such a refreshing change from some folks we have met who seem to accept the world as it is devolving. The hosts are part of the transformation of American politics to a more civil, engaging, and positive venture to build dialogue between communities. Both are accomplished musicians/vocal artists as well, and we hope next time we can spend more time with them as we learn more about their journey.
We had a great visit. Knowing we'd be true boondocking in Texas in the summer, we were expecting to be hot. Lucky for us, they weren't going to be home so we set up right in the shadiest part of the driveway. Great to be in the center of Hills Country!
We had a nice chat outside our camper with our host. Drink a beet and talk about several subjects. In the future They will have a great place to live.
Loved the stay in quiet setting. Great communication by host's helping us navigate the heavy rain we encountered while staying. Thank you!
We stayed with this lovely couple for 3 days while visiting Austin, they are gracious, generous and open hosts. We enjoyed a dinner night with them and special friends, lots of laughs, stories and learning opportunities. I love meeting people with a spark! Highly recommend a stay here.
Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Very helpful and generous regarding our needs. We have had a nice chat with those very interesting people. Wish we have had more time in this area. We highly recommend this host.
We were in the Austin area and contacted TexasConnieGray about boondocking. She responded quickly and we were able to boondock two nights in their front driveway. Upon arrival both Connie and her husband, greeted us and were very nice and helpful- offering us electric hookup, wifi, and recommendations for the area. We didn't need the electric, since we have solar, but we did fill up our water tank before leaving! Such a peaceful quiet neighborhood. We would definitely stay here again and hopefully get to talk more music and genealogy!