We have been married 43 years and have had an assortment of RVs since the mid 70s. Recently retired and purchased new Super C to travel and enjoy each other and sights within the USA. "Grandpa" has been a professional Drag Racer with NHRA, IHRA,Prostar,and SMDRA. He raced motorcycles from the early 70s until 2004. then slowed down the pace and raced a Chevy S10 in the eighth mile sportsman class until Nov 2019. Now we are both retired and hope to travel and enjoy our new motor home and create new adventures.
Joined Boondockers in hopes that travels will be having us see locations other than race tracks.
"Grandpa" is a motor head, excellent mechanic and engine builder and tuner. OCD for details on any and all mechanical things. Schoolmarm is great with kids, computers, crafts and can also help tune a motor and clean carbs. Grandpa was a professional Drag Racer. He has won championships on motorcycles and after 40 years of 2 wheel racing he gave up the motorcycle for another 10 years racing an S10 Chevy truck. Linda is the crew chief on and off the track!
We have a dog named Camo. She is 13 years old and goes EVERYwhere with us. She is combo Catahoula and Blue Healer. We think she is gifted as she follows and understands everything we say. In March of 2018 we were rescued a second dog a pure breed Blue Healer. The two dogs are now best pals and very well behaved at home the same as they learn to travel together with us.
Hope to do more recreational camping than just traveling to and from racing venues.
Boondockers Welcome beats Walmart and rest areas.
First Boondockers experience was with a family just outside Houston, TX. Excellent experience. This is a highly recommened resource.
Now that we have hosted over 50 dozen different Boondockers on our property we have a great idea and understanding of what to do and how to be the best Boondockers we can be on other host locations.
We are from South West Florida. "Grandpa" is a Florida cracker born and raised in central and south FLorida. "Schoolmarm: came to FLorida in 1972 from Massachusetts and taught Special Ed in Immokalee, Florida for 30+ years and then 10+ years in Fort Myers.
2019 Nexus Ghost Super C International Cummins turbo Diesel. It has 3 slide outs. 2 on drivers side and one on passenger side We have a 16' enclosed tag trailer that has our Nissan Versa or our golf cart in it or we may use a 14' tag open flat trailer with the car on it.
HAD LOTS OF FUN AND LAUGHS, ENJOYED JOGGING WITH GRAND-PA.....LOL
THANKS FOR COMING BY YA'LL, JOIN US AGAIN !
SchoolmarmandGpa were some of "coolest" guests yet! He is a champion motorcycle drag racer and is still on the track in modified trucks at 70 plus! They were wonderful guests with two beautiful and well behaved dogs. Ask school marm to show you the picture of her on a huge trike, it awesome. Hope to see them again when we hit the road.
marion and linda are perfect boondockers, quiet an respectful of our place, I think we made new friends and welcome them back anytime, they needed to stay longer because of hurricane and were helpful with other boondockers that were arriving
I’m not sure where to begin, these folks took us in on a moments notice after another host bailed, Not only did they allow us to hook up at their property they then proceeded to open up their home and their personal lives, sharing with Us a rich history of drag racing and 44 years of memories and experiences. By the end of our stay they felt more like family then a host. Wonderfully charming and clever combination, Grandpa is always quick with a joke and smile, while Linda is a wealth of knowledge, both of personal and professional experience. She’s what I would call a firecracker. The kindness they showed my family and I will never be forgotten. My two year old son ask for “papa” and Mrs Linda everyday. Prior to our stay I can honestly say they were on our bucket list of host to meet, now they will be a remain destination for many years to come. I highly suggest if you are passing through FLA anytime in your future you need to book a stay and explore the area. I hope you are all fortunate enough to have the type of experiences we have had with all our boondockers host. Thank you so much for all that you have done, with highest regards. R.E.M.
Our host were very welcoming and even invited us to share their dinner with the rest of the guest, we also met great people and made new friends, definitely a place to stop in North Forth Myers,
Josee and Ben
We were in town to visit a childhood friend, so we weren't at the camper a lot, but they were very friendly and accommodating. There were a bunch of other people staying there as well, so it was great to meet some other people who are also living in their camper. Everyone was super friendly and very helpful...we enjoyed our time their very much. Definitely would recommend this location to anyone needing a place to stay!
This was our family’s first Boondockers Welcome experience. The hosts are incredibly friendly and generous. They were always making sure we were doing well and if we needed anything during our stay. They told us local tips and places that would be fun for us to check out. Just really great people. There were several other people parked there during our five night stay. They got together a lot and did things together throughout the day, and had campfires to hang out a few evenings. They were so welcoming and wanted everyone to join in if they wanted to. The space is really great. We had 50 amp and water, which was such a pleasant surprise. The area is also fantastic. There are several grocery stores very closeby as well as other shopping and restaurants, plus activities and attractions. It was very convenient to all the things we wanted to do, but we did not feel like we were in the midst of the city. We’re so grateful to the hosts for opening up their home and property, and allowing us to stay.
These are the nicest ,accommodating folks
Met lots of helpful boon dockers there
Would return anytime they r open
Nothing but nice from these folks. Had a great time sharing stories and a couple of meals together. Treated us like family.
5 Star Host!
We were welcomed there as friends.
During our visit we were 6 motorized the day of our arrival.
Lots of discussion with hosts and boondockers.
We missed an evening around a fire :(
Do not miss the visits if you pass by here.
We will come back for sure.
Rej & Lyne
I can't say enough about these wonderful hosts!! I felt like I was visiting family! They are super sweet!! Can we give 5 stars? I vote them as a 5 star host. Will definitely keep in touch and hope to return in the future. 🥰
The hosts were great. The first night they had a campfire for all of the guests. The site was level and we had plenty of room. We even met a couple that we had met at another boon-docker location. This location will stay on a radar when passing through the area again.
Racers Retreat is a great BW location. The property owners are very friendly and welcoming. We stayed in early January and they had 7 BW RV's at one time. Had a campfire for us one night to get together and chat. They owned a motorcycle shop for many years and have a wealth of knowledge to share.
Property is easy to access, all black top roads to the driveway. Location is about 45 minutes to the beaches, 25 minutes to downtown Fort Myers. They offered power and water, there is a dump station at the loves near by. (less than 10 miles)
Brandy and I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Thanks L & M
Our third visit with Schoolmarm and Gpa.
As always, a warm welcome for us. We feel so at home here and will be back again!
A very special couple who treat their guests which such kindness and love.
Highly recommend these BW hosts: Extraordinary!
The hosts were very welcoming and warm and helpful. They greeted us when we arrived and gave advice to make our stay great. They allowed us to fill up on water before we headed down to the Everglades.
It’s an easy drive to Fort Myers and Fort Myers beach.
Was a great experience very nice people I hope everyone I meet or just like them they invited me to bbq the first night was helpful giving me info on my car all around incredible people thanks once again guys hope to see you again
From the time we arrived our hosts were outstanding. Starting with helping us back into our spacious spot (we’re newbies) to having a potluck on New Years Day. Everything was beyond our expectations. This is a clean and quiet spot. We will definitely be back.☺️
We are so happy we came across this beautiful place! Amazing people, amazing property, amazing guests! Everyone was so friendly and inviting! Was a perfect place to spend New Year's! We will for sure be back next time in this area!
SchoolmarmandGpa are wonderful hosts! They have a very nice layout for RV's with plenty of room and have many great attractions close by. We ended up spending Christmas here and we thoroughly enjoyed our time, it was great listening to some of their adventures. I'm positive we will be back some day!
We’re so grateful for the gracious welcome and pleasant stay — it’s folks like you that help make boondocking fun and easy — thanks again, and Happy New Year!
These folks went out of their way to back my visit enjoyable. Great conversation, great spot, great experience. Look forward to seeing them again.
Schoolmarmandgpa were amazing, kind and gracious hosts who made me feel welcomed right away. I was guided to an open, level and grassy spot that included 30/50 amp power, water, fire ring and a trash can. We enjoyed visiting and chatting along with a few other boondockers on Christmas. The last morning of my stay, we had great conversation about so many things. I almost didn’t want to leave. I loved staying here and am honored to call Schoolmarmandgpa friends. Thank you so much for everything. You’ve helped make some special memories that I will cherish.
I can't imagine meeting two more delightful and gracious hosts. They are so personable and accommodating. They made me feel like I had known them for years. Since this was my first stay with boondockerswelcome, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by my experience. My hosts visited with me many times during those five days to make sure I had everything I needed and to talk about so many things. I so much appreciate having had this very memorable holiday visit!
These lifelong Floridians have a great setup. They are very hospitable and eager to help. Will be returning soon.
Great place, great reception and easy drive in. The hoast is such a warmhearted couple who gives you everything needed. We had also interesting talks together. As titled, here you feel like home from first to last minute.
SchoolmarmandGpa were awesome since before we arrived. they provided great directions, assisted us in getting setup, and made sure we were taken care of during our stay.
They have several spots so we were also able to interact with other boondockers and share stories. Thank you so much for hosting us. We would love to stay here again in the future.
The property is well set up for big rigs and we had absolutely no trouble getting in and out. Great hosts who were so accommodating and friendly. You can tell they really enjoy having people stay there as they went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. Electric and water hookup, big area for our pup to roam, garbage service (wow!), and great conversation with our hosts. We hope to see them again on our travels.
We had a great stay with our generous hosts. Lots of room on their property. Highly recommend a visit here.
With the rack on the back our Toy Hauler it is 46 feet, hooked to the truck, we're 62 feet and we had no problem getting in and positioned. Our hosts are wonderful people, who have lived a pretty exciting life and we appreciated the opportunity to hear some stories and see some pictures. We will actually miss them and hope to see them again in the future.
Very first experience for us and it was at SchoolmarmandGpa‘s place. Wow! They really now how to make people feel comfortable. They were waiting for us outside when we arrived and helped us to park and plug everything. Very kind and interesting couple, they have all my respect. Take care and thank you again !
Lovely stay , even though it was short.
Very accommodating host who made us feel at home.
Hook up to electric and water which was great.
Would recommend to all and would stop by again if in the area.
We enjoyed another stay at Racers Retreat and it already felt like a home coming! SchoolmarmandGPA are the BEST hosts!
We will be back!
Great to talk to and very fun. With a 44 foot toyhauler it is always a huge concern, but not here. Plenty of room to pull through and back in with this huge backyard. What a plus too, water and electric. We will definitely. be back here again. Thanks Schoolmarm & Grampa for the awesome time and good luck on your future travels. Hope to see you down the road.
Another great BW experience.
Absolutely terrific place to stay, lots space. Had a great time getting to know these wonderful hosts and got to meet some other booondockers staying there as well. Spent a nice Thanksgiving with them and were made to feel like it was home. SchoolmarmandGpa are absolutely the best! Can’t say enough about these kind people, we’ve made friends for life.
Will definitely be back as often as we can.
Although far from home we were treated like family and invited to join the hosts and another boondockers party to a Thanksgiving dinner. Had some great conversation and such a warm welcome back, we hope to make this a regular stop for us! What a great couple to have as hosts!
You are simply the best host ever.
She help us to setup and give us help to plan the rest of are roadtrip to everglade and Keywest.
Nice large grassy field. Every size rig fit here.
One other camper with us.
We had lots of fun.
Thanks you for sharing you place with traveller.
Thank you Schoolmarm and Gpa for your hospitality. We had everything we needed and it was a welcome respite.
We really enjoyed our stay with Schoolmarm and Grandpa. An interesting and fun couple. A wide open back yard makes for an easy setup for small and large RV’s alike. We would enjoy staying here again if we’re ever back in the area.
Our hosts were helpful from the get go. We arrived later than expected and our hosts met us at the gate with torches in the dark. We really appreciated this welcome. They offered us EHU and we settled in for a quiet nights sleep. We also have a motorcycling background, so there was lots to talk about in our time there. Along with another BD couple our hosts took us out for a delicious lunch. The location is close to Fort Myers but just far enough away on acerage to be in a quiet location. Best facilities we have seen in months of travelling. Lovely couple and great hosts.
Cannot more highly recommend these hosts! Fantastic hospitality and so many great suggestions for rving in general and places to go specifically. A return visit is a must.
Wonderful hosts. What a fantastic 1st experience with Boondockers Welcome. We will definitely be back, feels like home :) Everything is so close by. The yard is fence so it made it great for the dogs. There's a pool and fire pits. Plenty of room and they both have lots of great stories to share. See you again soon.
What a super couple and great facilities. We definitely want to make a trip back just to get to know the hosts better. They've got lots of wisdom... and square footage. If you've got an oversized rig this is one of the best spots to pull into without stress. And if you need to know where to go next, they'll give you the insider intel. Superb all around.
We can’t sing praises high enough for our very first Boondockers Welcome experience! From the moment we arrived at SchoolmarmandGpa’s until the moment we left, we couldn’t have felt more like family! The amenities surpassed our expectations. They gave us access to a 30 amp hookup and let our little dog have the run of their expansive, fenced property including a small, secure area that was like our own personal dog park! They offered their pool and gave us several recommendations on local restaurants. Their hospitality and friendliness made us feel like family, even to the point of giving us a generous supply of cinnamon with a primer on all its health benefits. Future hosts will have big shoes to fill and we look forward to returning to SchoolmarmandGpa’s! A+++
Our hosts met us at the gate, got us situated at the site and made us feel right at home! Level spot with quiet location.The site is convenient to I-75 and US 41. We even went to dinner with our hosts one night of our stay. We really enjoyed this visit and look forward to returning. SchoolmarmandGpa are great people.
Our hosts were super sweet and attentive. They greeted us when we checked in and showed us the space. They are super accomodating and they make you feel at home. We will definitely stay again. Thank you so much for sharing your space with us.
We loved staying with this lovely couple. They were so nice and kind. It was a plus that they had hook ups. And a bonus they helped us with some minor repairs. We had an awesome time!
We were welcomed by SchoolmarmandGpa and enjoyed our brief overnight stay at their property. They have spacious grounds and their two dogs welcomed ours without issue. We got a glimpse of the drag truck Gpa races and whoa, we were impressed! We would have loved a longer social visit but time would not permit. We look forward to welcoming this couple if they're ever in our area!
Wecoming and kind hosts, we couldn't have asked for better. Nice quiet property with amenities close by.
Our host ensured we were safe and sound set up with some other Boondockers. Very nice hosts with a beautiful property. Excellent boondocking experience.
Best time ever! Had so much fun with Linda & Marion. Glad I was able to stay again with them. Great spot I will go back to visit my new friends.
Thank you again!
Great place to boondock and amenities if you choose! The host & hostess are wonderful people. Turned out we know several of the same people. Small world.
I arrived early and they invited me to park eatly as thuer plans had changed and coukd accomodate me. Sweet couple, nice spot with power & 110 electric if I choose. And I did, fir a small reasonable fee to keep my doggie comfy if I needed to keave her.
And my own fire pit!
Thanks so much Linda & Grandpa!!
If you like good old fashioned friendly hospitality, you’ll find it here! Not too much, not intrusive, and so welcoming!! My little Journey dog and I had a great week at Racers Retreat!
Thank you very much for the excellent pit stop! We really enjoyed our time with you! Hope you are able to visit us sometime!
This is an absolutely great spot with plenty of room. The hosts are super sweet and helpful. We were having some battery issues and they helped us get them fixed up. We would be happy to come back and stay here anytime. Their dogs are super sweet as well.
Linda and Marion are the sweetest of hosts, very welcoming and generous in all ways. Fun, interesting, and knowledgeable, they are absolutely open-hearted in their sharing of their home. What a lovely restful time we had there!
2 days at their place. Have a great time. Love the hosts. Wish to come back. We recommend their place. They made everything good.
Two very helpful and considerate people , learned a lot about rv s . Hope to meet up with them again or when they come to Canada. Thanks Lynda and Marion glad you where our first stop .
Lynda and Marion are delightful and very accommodating. Each evening when we returned to our camper, their dog Camo would happily greet us. It was truly a comfortable and secure location to explore the Ft Myers Beach/Sanibel Island area. Thank you SchoolmarmandGpa! ...A+
Linda and GrandGpa are the best host you can have. Interesting, interested, We could stay longer that's for sure. We now have friends in Fort Myers. We shared food, stories and more.
Thanks so much for who you are,
Laurelle, Roxane and Guy xx
We learned so much during our stay, and we left a less “wet behind the ears” than we were, for sure! Thanks for sharing the week with us and the kids!
Linda & Marian were so kind and gracious. Great hosts. We loved talking and hearing racing stories. Will definitely return to visit someday. We loved meeting their other guests also. Enjoyed the children. Absolutely a great experience. Definitely recommend this spot.
Great hosts. Nice large area to park our 5 th wheel. Very friendly and shared lots of stories about Drag racing and travelling
Shared great campfire with the host and other boondockers. You felt like one of the family. Our paths will cross again. We felt we were one big family. Thank you for being fantastic hosts.
Virginia and Bob
Our second stay was even better and once again we can't say enough about this host couple. They are super friendly and helpful giving us all kinds of tips as well as doing friendly acts of kindness. They helped us search and pick out a new vehicle, and then set it up for towing. Also, they are helping us sell our pickup camper top. They "adopted" us and feel like family. We have made lifetime friends and plan to stay in touch.
Accommodations were great. Plenty of room for our large 5th wheel and boat. But the icing on the cake are the hosts. So friendly, helpful, accomodating, fun!! We even had a campfire one evening. We highly recommend Racers Retreat. We would definitely stay here again!!
This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience. We originally scheduled a five day stay but Linda and Marion let us stay two extra days while I recovered from kidney stones.
Warm and wonderful people who went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable
Used water and electric and their yard was perfect for walking our cats.
Thank you so much,
Brian and Jane Salus
We were inundated with rain on the day we were to leave and Marion and Linda invited us to say a few extra days. We found them exceptionally helpful with a number of RV-related items and are looking forward to return again next year.
Linda and Marion are two of the most generous and helpful people we have met. They were at the gate of their large property to greet us when we arrived and spent time with us conversing about our experiences. Marion is a wealth of information about mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems. Linda and Marion are very experienced RVers, brimming with knowledge that we found very useful.
We could not have asked for better hosts! SchoolmarmandGpa are a great couple who go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome. We enjoyed talking with Linda and Marion and hearing of their racing life...WOW!!!..so
Our stay in their lovely yard was most appreciated. Our dog Clancy had a great time running around in their yard and making friends with their two great dogs. A fun time for all!!
Marion and Linda are very special hosts and anyone who has the pleasure of staying with them are in store for a treat! They are most knowledgeable - about camping and anything mechanical as well as the area...so staying with this "Winning Team" is a WIN WIN for any guest.
Happy Trails Marion and Linda.....until we meet again!
Linda (aka SchoolMarma) and Gpa are good folks that have a heart for helping people. They were extremely accommodating and allowed us to stay another day due to the high winds. They have a very nice home and the rv parking is in a good spot. Great place!
We really enjoyed staying at Marion and Lynda's home outside Ft. Myers. It was exactly what we needed after a busy week at the Florida RV Super Show. The yard is big and expansive with room for several rigs. The dogs enjoyed the yard as well with some play time with the hosts dogs. Shopping and services are close by and easy access from I-75. If ever rolling thru this host location is easy to access and the hosts are great to work with. We will be back if back in the Ft Myers area.
Can't say enough good things about these people. We are new to RVing and have been traveling in Florida for several months. Stayed here and with the guidance, help and generosity of the host couple were able to solve several issues with our travel trailer. Cleaned trailer and awning, added new generator platform to back of trailer through one of their contacts, secured generator to new platform, painted trailer platform and tongue, removed rattle by securing truck hitch, trouble shot water heater. The hosts are very knowledgeable and generous with their tools and advice. Great location with lots of room. Definitely plan to stay in touch with our new friends and stay again sometime in the future. Highly recommend them.
Such a great location. In addition to the wonderful hosts, you're very conveniently located to groceries, shopping and whatever you need. Naples or Sanibel Island beaches are only an hour away.
These hosts are wonderful, we will be back next time we're in the area!
Grandpa and Schoolmarm were the best hosts! Our dogs got along beautifully and we felt very much at home. We enjoyed a lovely New Year's Eve dinner with them and happily extended our stay. They were such friendly and generous hosts and we had a great time!
We had some good conversation and a nice spacey site.
We look forward to coming back if in the area and the host is available.
Couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple. Very informative with rvs and cars if having any problems. Hope to see them down the road and hope to see them drag racing sometime as well
We stayed here for almost a week, and are sad to be leaving. Quiet spot with great pool, nice dogs and even better people.
Grandpa runs an excellent grill and Grandmarm was a kind and charming hostess. We enjoyed stories from their many years of racing, and history/life together. They definitely love to socialize, but also gave us all the space we needed to get some things done and do lots of exploring around too.
It happened that we got here at the same time as another couple from WA state! and we all enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner together :)
We will most certainly back next year, and will talk to them about reserving our place a year ahead of time so we don't miss out next winter haha.
A fantastic experience in every way.
So in short, you will love the place and these two- but don't even think about coming here when we are passing through :D
Excellent location near Fort Meyers, hosts are great people with outgoing and fun personality. Easy to park near water and 15 amp power. We were rained out almost the whole time which limited our exploration but enjoyed the stay.
Nice big area to pull into, parking spot almost perfectly level, water & power.
The hosts were awesome, very welcomeing, loved listening to Marion and Linda's stories.
Thanks a lot for the good time
This was a most pleasant stay at a time when we had to do some warranty work in Fort Myers. We enjoyed sitting on their patio with great conversation and watching our dogs romp around off-leash. I can’t say enough about how wonderful and accommodating they made our stay. Thank you and your two very sweet pooches.
Very interesting couple. Loved hearing about their racing. We had a comfortable place to hook up to electric and were made to feel welcome. Hope they can make it to Ohio sometime.
We met a wonderful couple, Linda and Marion (aka SchoolmarmandGpa) on our very first Boondockers Welcome adventure. They were unbelievably helpful in every regard, including fixing some issues with our motorhome and giving us towing advice. We had a chance to check out their new motorhome and GrandPa's racing car. (This is not something one can experience every day!) They offered us to stay longer and we gladly did so in they nice and spacious backyard. Their dogs were as welcoming as them and we made friends with them right away.
All in all, our stay was awesome and we hope to meet them again in the future.
Linda and Marion, your hospitality was terrific, we'll recommend you to every boondockers!
We had a nice peaceful stay here. Linda and Grandpa were both very friendly and welcomed us as soon as we got there. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area!
Well this was a surprise. A comfortable parking spot with hydro and water what more could you ask for. We also made friends and stayed longer then anticipated. They are two wonderful people and we had great conversations and they even showed us around town. I would recommend this spot. WE plan to meet again on the road. Thank you again Marion and Lynda.
As of this writing I have not met this couple.
I will however be in Florida this spring and hopefully will be able to connect.