For years I have hosted traveling cyclists with a similar organization (warmshowers.org) and now after selling my house and finishing a fantastic career (health sciences librarian, Medical Society Exec, Adult computer skills instructor, and community volunteer) I am full timing in my RoadTrek 210 Popular campervan. I am a senior Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having lived and worked in Azerbaijan from 2008-2010. I have cycled and camped many places in the USA/Canada and the world, and done housesitting/petsitting in the USA and in New Zealand. I hope to combine all of these experiences along with the hospitality of the Boondockers Welcome in the coming years. In 2021 I am campground hosting in Michigan's Upper Peninsula: 6 weeks at Mouth of the Two-Hearted River State Forest Campground (Michigan DNR volunteer) and another 8 weeks) September/October) at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Twelve Mile Beach Campground (my 4th year w/National Parks). I love to be spontaneous and drive the old highways - so I hope to find new places and make new connections on Boondockers Welcome.
Computer skills (Word, Internet, Excel, mobile devices) but not techy stuff like repairing computers or installing networks.
I am traveling with my 8 year old English Shepard -- calm cousin to the Border Collie. Her name is Peri and she is well behaved and leash trained. She sometimes is shy with strangers
I am a nature loving sort of person - so the ideal boondocking location for me would be a smaller community, national forest, or farmland area. If caught without a place to stay -- I have done Walmart! I am always on the lookout for rail trails to ride my bicycle.
Port Huron, Michigan is on the border with Sarnia, Ontario Canada at the base of Lake Huron (one of the Great Lakes). Port Huron is a medium sized community with lots of green trees and blue water. I don't have a sticks and bricks place - but my family lives in Port Huron - so my homebase is there.
2013 RoadTrek 210Popular (Class B) No slide outs, no racks (my bicycle is a Brompton folding bike that fits inside out of sight), NO BLING! Self-contained. The RoadTrek 210 P looks much like a 'conversion van' - built on a Chevy 3500 extended van chassis, it is 22ft long, not quite 9 ft tall, and 7.5 ft wide.
We totally enjoyed having Bonnie and her beautiful dog Peri stay at our place the last few days! We had morning coffee together and the conversation never stopped! She and Peri are welcome back any time!
It was a pleasure to meet and get to know her. Quiet, independent, and impressive!
Our visitor and her dog were wonderful guests. She communicated her arrival plans efficiently and effectively, and after a brief conversation about her dog and the lay of the land I barely noticed her or the dog. I would welcome her back anytime.
So glad she could stop and refresh. Glad to see winter travelers. Staying safe and warm. Hope you’ll visit again.
Enjoyed having Bonnie and pup. Enjoyed talking and sharing experiences. Hated she had to leave so quickly and wish her safe travels as she heads north through the pending winter storms.
Great guest. Very considerate and the kind of guest you like sharing your space with.
Welcome to stay here again.
Bonniejean and her beautiful English Shepherd Perri just stopped by for a place to stay on her way back to the cold in Michigan. Would loved to have visited longer but it was cold and rainy here too.
As with many guests, sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day. BonnieJean and her pup were a delight to have stay. Would have loved to spent more time getting to know these two, and was happy to have them here. The communication was some of the best I've ever experienced! What an excellent experience!
Enjoy the rest of your journey!
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before" - Albert Einstein
We are pleased to hear that you found all that you needed at our property and in the area.
Very good guest. Unfortunately I had another obligation so missed visiting with her.
BonnieJean spent a quick overnight with us. She was a quiet and considerate guest.
It’s so nice to meet travelers and hear their tales without leaving home! Bonnie was full of information on volunteer opportunities I have not yet tried. Love her dog too. So nice to play frisbee again.
I enjoyed having Bonnie Jean stop in for a short visit. She was no trouble at all.
It was pleasure to have BonnieJean for the night. She was quiet and easy to host.
I did not get the opportunity to meet BonnieJean, I did see her rig when I arrived at work early the next morning but she had already headed out before I could pop by and say hello. I hope she will make back again for a few more days.
Guest and her cat were very nice. It was a pleasure to have them here. I would welcome them back any time.
Very nice Lady with lots of interesting experiences to talk about. Her dog was fun to play frisbee with too. Both are welcome to stay again any time! It would be fun to live that lifestyle and just wander for a while.