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Penmar826

Age: 45-55

Member since November 2017

Retired couple who roast pigs in Michigan during the summer and Florida in the winter.

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Husband and wife who enjoy meeting new people. Social drinkers. You might even arrive during one of the many pig roast we do and may be able to sample some pork.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We may have a pig roaster with us so if anyone wants to have a great weekend...

Penmar826's Pets

Two dogs, one standard poodle, one german shorthair

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Just getting started so we will update as we go.

Penmar826's Hometown

Grayling, MI.

Penmar826's Guest Details

Penmar826's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

29 feet long

1998 Keystone 31 foot travel trailer. No slide outs.

Penmar826's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: 13
  • Prefers an electric hookup

Penmar826 Has 1 Host Location

Penmar826's Host Location

Grayling, MI, US
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Penmar826's References (17)

References from Guests (17)

TinyRV

September 2020

Quiet stop near the interstate

I didn't get to meet our host because he was out roasting pigs. He gave us good instructions, we were able to set up on our own, including no charge 15 amp electricity and good WiFi. We didn't need water but it was available. The site was nice, grass covered and level. We met his daughter and son in law, both super friendly. There are a couple of empty lots nearby good for walking the dog. This was our first Boondockers Welcome stop and it was a very positive experience. We would stay here again.


Mszabokc

August 2020

Great stop on the way to the UP

Very gracious host. The family is in overdrive in the summer.
Tool us to make ourselves at home. Quite and a nice neighborhood too walk the doqg.
Thank you much, look forward to stopping again when passing through.


Mszabokc

August 2020

Great stay on the way to the U.P.

Great folks, very accommodating. They are very busy this time of year. We made ourselves at home.
Easy on and of freeway. Plenty of room to park.

Thank everyone so much, Mike, Sara and Tanner


The.TouringTons

August 2020

Great spot!

Our hosts were great, very hospitable, offering water and electric! This is a perfect spot for a overnight to break up your driving!


OnTheRoad2Day

July 2020

Close to town – Country neighborhood - Easy Access

07/24/20-07/26/20 (Had to leave a little early due to incoming weather and our heavy rig).

Close to town – Country neighborhood.

Hosts were very friendly and accommodating by email, telephone and in person. We were invited to participate in a pig tasting. The food was extremely good. Hosts routinely cater during the summer. It’s word of mouth and that’s all they need! Everyone in this area knows all about the meals they smoke. We parked right there in the front yard near a fire pit. We talked about travel plans and family. Host graciously provided 15A hook up and if needed, water. A really quiet area. Nice Bakery in town (Grayling) called Goodales Bakery. You can’t miss that while you’re there. Great pastries and breads (be sure to get the Apple/Cinnamon loaf). The Hosts are an easy on and off from I-75. A great stop off point heading to the UP or back down south. Verizon signal is 1 bar without the extender. Using our WeBoost, we were able to get 2-3 bars. Telephone and text works great. The internet side must be 3G. Not real fast. It does work though. Just don’t expect to stream. Email, web searches are about all. Local TV Stations are many. Just use antenna.org and plug in the location in order to find the right TV Stations. Many thanks to the hosts for allowing us to meet, greet, eat and stay! Will definitely stay here again with the Hosts OK.

Verizon Service – 1 bar w/o Extender. 3-4 bars with Extender. Phone Svc Good. Text Good. Internet 4G/3G OK but not great.
Over the Air TV – 31.29°, 153.95°, 82.29°, 33.16° - (Multi Channels – Point toward Traverse City, Kalkaska or Cadillac depending – Use Antennaweb.org and insert address)


kjkohlhaas

September 2019

Quiet and peaceful

We appreciated the roomy place to park for the night. It is a very quiet neighborhood. It's close to I-75, kayaking, and world-class fly fishing. Thank you to our hosts.


RelaxRN

September 2019

Great Stay Again

This was our second time ant Penmars place. It was great. Good area for kayaking the rivers and biking to towns. We had a great time catching up and eating a phenomenal dinner with them. Recommend staying here if you will be in the area.
Hope to see them in Florida and 🙂


Holli

August 2019

Good stay

Quiet neighborhood. Hosts were friendly. We would stay there again.


RamblingGrandma

July 2019

Wonderful

Great place to stay. Easy to find and level. The host are wonderful. Friendly people who love to have boondocks come in. They are wonderful cooks. We had a great BBQ. They included us with their children and grandchildren and put out a spread. I enjoy the area and would certainly like to come here again.


jsmith_543

June 2019

Nice quiet spot

Though this was a busy time for this host, he greeted us promptly and friendly.

With rain most days, we did not venture out, but enjoyed a relaxing time at this site.


R and R Travellers

June 2019

Wonderful hosts

We arrived later than we expected but Mrs. met us, in spite of her having her extended family there for a pig roast. Mr. had already crashed and we didn't get to meet him, because we hit the road the next morning at 8:00 a.m. There location is easy to find and close to I-75.


ukeejohn

May 2019

Welcomed and Warm

Penny and Mark are wonderful hosts who greeted us with a lovely roaring fire in the outdoor fire pit- a most welcome site after the cool day of travels. We had a great late afternoon chat with Mark around the fire. Their location is quiet and has plenty of room. We highly recommend Penmar826 if you are travelling this way.


Ceciliatheshortbus

May 2019

Great conversation with great people

Mark and Penny met us with smiles and we got to talk by the campfire into the night! Plenty of space for our rig.


onstages

September 2018

Thanks

Mark and his wife were busy at a barbecue. Saw them late at night and early next morning, but they were busy the following day. Spot is quiet and a safe place to spend the night. Hope your Saturday barbecue was a success.
Thanks for the place to stay


Mind_the_Heart

August 2018

Incredible, generous, fantastic hosts

Words won't do justice to these folks. We were invited to a wonderful dinner in their yard, talked for hours about the deepest things. Such generous, brave and honest souls. We left full of lessons and inspiration. Thank you!


Team T

July 2018

Quiet neighborhood, amazing food, and great people

As we pulled up to mark and penny’s house after a long drive we were welcomed to their home with a fire, ribs cooking with all the fixings, desert and drinks ready for us after we got set up. I don’t know if they do this for all their boondockers but we were so grateful for their kindness. (As a side note we just contacted them a few hours before arrival!!) Mark and penny have a catering business and deal in bbq. Best bbq we have had out on the road. We spent the evening sharing stories by the fire as the dogs found all the greasy morsels on the ground. They were so happy too!! If you get a chance to stay on their property you will be delighted to meet new friends. Thank so much you two. Hope to see you out on the road!


RelaxRN

July 2018

Warm and giving

Penny and Mark were wonderful. They made an unbelievable smoked turkey dinner. We sat around their fire pit laughing and talking while having a few drinks. Mark was so kind to shuttle us to the kayak drop off. By the time we left it seemed we were friends for a long time. We look forward to going back and would recommend Mark and penny if you are traveling through this part ofmicigan.