After moving from South Wales, U.K, to New Brunswick, Canada in 1956, Graham's family began camping in a tent, up and down the eastern U.S. seaboard for a month each year, for the next 10 years. It was a great camping adventure!
Betty was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, marrying Graham in 1974. Our 4 children were born in Calgary, Alberta, and now live with our 3 grandchildren in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We travel in a class A 2005 Georgie Boy Cruise Master LE, with trips including Alaska and the Yukon; Victoria, British Columbia and the Oregon coast; regular trips to visit family and friends in Ontario as well as regular visits to South Padre Island, Texas.
As we begin full-timing, we have mapped out an itinerary that takes us to all 10 Canadian provinces, 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. We are looking forward to renewing many acquaintances, and making new friends along the way! You can follow us at www.reddoch.ca
As a labour & delivery nurse for 40 years, Betty has lots of experience bringing new life into the world. She retired in 2017 from her responsibilities as Quality Officer for Women's Health in Winnipeg.
Graham has served on a variety of not-for-profit Boards of Directors on local, provincial and national levels. In a 40+ career in criminal justice, he worked as Executive Director of both victim and offender serving organizations, focussed mainly on healing and reconciliation.
We have a 10 year old golden doodle named Charlie. He has grown up with our grandkids, so is very child friendly.
We are new to boon docking, but are looking forward to this new adventure. In the past we have preferred national, state and county parks, with Cameron County Texas Isla Blanca park as a favourite winter destination. Pacific Beach State Park in Washington State, and Camden Hills State Park in Maine are favourites. Of course, Tunnel Mountain campground in Banff, Alberta is pretty nice too!
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is our home town, with 2 adult sons, 2 adult daughters, and 3 grandchildren here. Our licence plates say "Friendly Manitoba", and that has been our experience over the past 30 years.
Our class A 2005 Georgie Boy Cruise Master LE (gas) is 37' long, with 3 slides. We tow a small Smart Car, 4 wheels down.
It was a pleasure to host this couple. I am sure you will enjoy hosting them too. I hope they enjoyed their stay here and have safe travels.
We surely enjoyed Graham and Betty’s stay with us here at Bokee. Lots of knowledge and experience they shared for our upcoming adventure. They are more than welcome back here at any time. We are going to have a blast trying to find all our Boondockers on the road.
Safe travels you guys.
We really enjoyed having Graham and Betty along with Charlie their very well behaved dog. They have lots of travel experience we enjoyed hearing about and even learning a few things. They really made us want to go out and hit the road. Sure hope our paths cross again.
Had a quick visit before they went on to explore our fair island. Exchanged a few tips. Hope all was great. Thanks for dropping by. Heath n Patti
Welcome back anytime. Hope to see them again in oir travels.
It was fun just having someone use our shady yard during a heatwave. The perfect guests. They settled in, asked nothing of us, and shared a little of their travels and life with us. Their four-legged kid, Charlie, is a treat.
We'd be delighted to have you back.
Great folk to ask about lots of places you might want to go. They've been everywhere, or will be soon, and are good observers of what they see.
When we're on the road, this is the type of folk we hope to run into. Thanks for stopping by folks.
Graham and Betty stayed at our home for one night during their trip from Oklahoma to their home in Winnipeg. We sat on the deck overlooking the lake and discussed our past and future trips. They are welcome back here anytime.
They came and set up quietly. Very nice couple. Left the next morning with much thanks.