We started full timing in April of 2015 but bought a small house summer of '17(our host location) though plan to spend most of our time on the road. We have traveled now from coast to coast and border to border covering a lot of area. This year, 2019, we were guests across the nation and had some of the best experiences in the years of travel.
I am a retired nurse who worked for many years in home health, overseas and as a nanny as well. I have wide range of interests but primarily love meeting people and finding our commonalities and learning from differences.
My husband is a retired programmer/data processor and also has many interests, especially working outside. He also enjoys meeting people and can often be found conversing with people he meets while walking our cat on his leash.
We have a cat named Cadbury. He is leash trained and a pretty good host to cats who come round to see where he lives. He can take care of himself with dogs unless they are very aggressive. He LOVES people who like cats especially the ones who know how to pet him. :-)
Too hard to tell. We tend to find the positives in each place we visit and with solar and a composting toilet we are able to be pretty self sufficient.
Ulster Park, NY and Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls is now our Virtual Mail Box address so when we are off the road for any length of time it's in NY where our youngest son lives and near where the older two (and the grandkids) are in NJ.
8.5 ft wide with 2 slides, 12'4"" high. 33' long. We have a 2004 Honda CRV
We enjoyed their visit. These are friendly people. They are welcome back anytime.
What terrific guests Edc1951 have been. We met these great Boondockers Welcome members last year when they stayed with us. It was so good to have them back again. The reunion continued from the moment they drove up in the driveway until until it was time to say goodbye to each other.
Goodbyes are never easy, but we are hoping our paths will cross again out west this summer.
Edc1951 are great guests. Very quiet, respectful and considerate of their host. We highly recommend them.
Tip to future host: Do not challenge them to a round of Jeopardy unless you enjoy being soundly beaten. ;-)
Very appreciate guests ... appreciating and enjoying whatever we had to offer. They made us feel like the ultimate in hosts as well. Always welcome back!
As our first boondocker guests, the experience could not have been more spectacular. These guests could not have been any more pleasant, courteous, and family friendly as if they were our own. They truly enjoyed the peace and quiet out here in the country. Our interactions were filled with laughter, stories of their travels, and the feeling that they were welcome here anytime. We will miss them dearly, but anticipate another visit when they are cruising by our area.
Safe travels my friends.
Your hosts at Wattsburgfarm.
Hosted these folks over Labor Day weekend. Self-sufficient and quiet, hardly knew they were there, but made time for some lovely conversation over the weekend. Hope to see them back.
Amazing diary of travels. And sweet feline companion. Living life to the fullest. Fun to be around.
Edc1951 stayed for a week and we had a very enjoyable chats. 7 degrees of separation is alive and well as we have several relatives and acquaintances with fewer than 7 degrees. We hope to stay at their location later in the summer. Always welcome again.
Had great visits and good wine with Edc1951 they are welcome back anytime
A very friendly couple, eager to visit. We enjoyed spending time with them and hope they come back by some day. They were interesting to talk with.
Very quiet, and worn out, but opened up towards the end of their stay, had a cold rainy and snowy go in the beginning but a strong push through that and got to see some sights, they were great guests, we had a Memorial Day cookout with some friends and they joined right in, they are welcome to stay again, and hopefully with better weather so you can see more of what Idaho has to offer, it is a great place. See you again soon.
These were nice people. Unfortunately, the weather was terrible their entire visit.
They were easy to communicate with prior to arrival and were great guests.
We wish them safe travels and they are welcome to stay here again.
We were so glad that Edc1951 was able to spend the evening at our home. Thanks so much for the entertaining conversation and information regarding Ashfall Fossil Beds. We are looking forward to visiting there soon.
Safe travels, and enjoy the journey!
Great guest extremely friendly and enjoy their company. Temp was 35 to 40 degrees. Talked about traveling and all sorts of stuff including kids handprints on car until it was too cold to stand outside. Good luck with your travels
These guys spent most of a week with us. The first few days we barely knew they were here because they were out doing their own things. Our friends from Canada came in the middle of the week as did the rain, so we missed them for another day. Finally the weekend arrived, and we all got together and had a great night playing Sequence, drinking wine, and eating dessert! They are super friendly and had many stories to tell about their travels and multiple places they've lived.
They were truly great Boondockers, and we are glad they stopped to visit. We hope to see them again!
Edc1951 exemplify what Boondockers Welcome is all about. What a delight hosting these wonderful folks. Our BW rules state to 'Have Fun' and 'Bring warm smiles' and they did this in spades. They took full advantage of events in the area including an outing to pick strawberries with my wife. I can't say enough good things about these folks. By all means consider hosting them. I promise you that you will enjoy their stay. As I've always said, "If you can't be on the road traveling, having the road come to you is the next best thing." We enjoyed every minute of time we spent together. They are most certainly welcome back to our place anytime.
Only had a short visit with them before they pulled out. No problem having them here and they are welcome back any time.
This location is great for activities in Ulster or Dutchess counties. It was my second stay, and I can't say enough nice about the hosts. When I arrive, one or more of the hosts will come out to help me back my trailer into the designated location. Electricity is available, either from a 30 amp cord or a 15 amp cord, as needed. The hosts are often available for interesting chats and I have enjoyed meeting and chatting with both hosts who have led interesting lives that they are willing to share with guests. There is no question I will request to stay here again when I'm next in the Kingston area. It is an excellent Boondockers Welcome site.
Great stay, great hosts! We were greeted by our hosts and enjoyed exchanging life stories. Easy access level parking spot! Cannot wait to stop by again, spend some time and explore the area!
D&L were so informative about the area. They even took the time to make up a binder full the local attractions and events.
I was passing through and wanted to take a bike ride on one of the many rail trails around. They told me all about what each one had to offer. Following their recommendation I set out the next day on one of the trails and it was amazing!
I can’t wait to get back to that area and will definitely stay with them again.
We were very glad we took the hosts suggestion to approach from the south on 9W and as soon as we arrived the hosts were there with big smiles to welcome us and help us get set up.
These hosts are the loveliest and most gracious people you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting! We instantly connected and it felt like we'd known them forever! There are so many things to do in this area and the hosts put together a extensive collection of anything you might want to do. The problem is if you are anything like us, you just won’t want to leave! You will occasionally hear a distant train whistles but so far away they don’t disturb sleeping. We had so many stimulating and pleasant conversations, and they even invited us to join them on a Bird Migration Ramble, which was a first for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Grateful that our paths crossed, we know we will return and look forward to hosting them one day soon!
My kids and I had a great time staying with Edc1951. We had a level spot with water and electricity, and it was a great jumping off point for many adventures. We splashed in the Hudson River and went blueberry picking at one of the many farms nearby. We didn’t have time to walk across the Hudson or visit the maritime museum but will hopefully be back soon. We especially loved chatting with our hosts, my kids learned about butterflies, invasive river plants, and language! Thobank yoblu!
What a lovely place to enjoy a peaceful stay and very interesting conversations! This was only our second BW stay, and the bar has been set high!
Excellent and helpful hosts. Helped me back in to spot. Great conversations. Shared some delicious veggies with me. Found out we shared a little history, too.
Hope to stay another time!
What a pleasure it was to stay in the Hudson Valley with Edc1951. An incredibly gracious couple and perfect, level, easy accessible spot to stay while exploring the area. We weren’t able to check off everything that is happening nearby, so we will definitely be back. Thanks for your hospitality and for sharing the delicious/beautiful bounty from the garden! I highly recommend.
These hosts were very understanding and helpful. We really enjoyed talking with them and learning about their travels.
We ended up having an emergency situation with a family member and they were so helpful, understanding and full of helpful suggestions.
This was one of my favorite Boondockers Welcome stays. The hosts were incredibly welcoming and thoughtful. I had everything I needed there to have an amazing stay. Thank you again so much for letting me stop by. ￼
We had a very nice stay at HudsonValleyHome. Our hosts were super friendly and were very interesting to talk to. Our spot was level and quiet. I appreciated all the tour guides our hosts had available about the area.
We're RV newbies and were welcomed to our stay w/a small Lavender vase. Nice to have electric/water hook ups. Went to sleep w/croaking frogs and awakened w/a chorus of singing birds. Our hosts were excellent communicators and were helpful w/local knowledge.
We didn't have enough time for the things we wanted to see. Hope to visit again in the future.
Doc and I had a great time staying on the host property. We had several nice conversations with them and they helped me to find places to go see. We are very appreciative and grateful for letting us stay on their property. Thank you again
We appreciate them letting us stay on their property. They were very helpful and kind. We had a very relaxing stay. Thank you for having us on your property.
We had such a nice time visiting with our hosts. We'd hoped for better weather but it was still a bit cold. The hosts have so many good reference materials. We enjoyed our walk at the Meadows Preserve. Would definitely love to go back during warmer weather.
I had a great time exploring the area, the hosts have compiled a lot of info on the area and it was a great resource. Just needed more time to see more. Great communication from host and very stimulating conversations! Couldn’t ask for more and look forward to my coming back.
We loved staying at HudsonValleyHome! It was such a treat to meet our hosts and they kindly have put together a book and collection of pamphlets with scores of activities in the area. We enjoyed the hikes nearby and hope to return!
Edc1951 were great hosts - very friendly and helpful. Excellent directions and maneuvering tips were given. Diesel purchase recommendation was also given.
Definitely will stop again when in the area.
Our hosts were gracious and welcoming, I highly recommend this home. I enjoyed talking and getting to know them according to the new non normal social distancing rules. We did not stay as long as planned or explore as much as we would like to, but we are just practicing for retirement, Their local attractions book with information about places to see and other information is really a great idea that I am going to use at our sites. These people are friendly RV'ers and exactly what Broondockers Welcome was created for.
We couldn't have hoped for a better initiation into our BW experience; our hosts are seasoned veterans. They guided us in adjusting our arrival time to avoid a summer soaker, they guided us in our rig positioning to save the hydrangeas and they guided us in modeling hospitality and generosity. Although it was a work-holiday, we enjoyed our time with these hosts in an informative and memorable walk above the river and listening to adventures of cross country travels. We look forward to staying in touch and we express our deepest gratitude.
This was my first time staying at a Boondockers Welcome home! The host checked on me during the day to make sure my trip was going well and I’d encountered no problems! They were wonderful fun hosts! We sat on their back porch, enjoyed cocktails and they provided lots of great information for me. I am a single woman traveling with my dog and they were so gracious to us both! If they are any indication of the hosts in this group I am soooo happy to have joined! Thank you for providing this opportunity to all fellow Boondockers!
Quiet place to park. Couple very willing to share their favorite resources with this newbie.
This Boondock was rich with historic information about Franklin Roosevelt and many other things a lot of history in the area and our hosts were very informative showed us all the wonderful sights. They had a very nice binder for boondockers. Overall the great experience
We really enjoyed talking with edc1951. Nice level parking spot in a beautiful area. We hope to see them again sometime!
Another great BW stay for us western USAers. Our gracious hosts were so interesting in mulitple ways!!! Local history, family history, international experiences, national travel experiences. It was a priviledge to stay with them and we hope they will visit us when travelling the west coast!!!
Great directions and communication. We always learn something from our guest and hosts. Thank you for the tip on the E clothes. I love looking out a clear window for a change.
If you are looking for a place to stay that is target rich in things to see and do in New York, this might be a good stop over for you. We certainly enjoyed being just minutes away from Roosevelt’s Presidential Library and Museum, the Walkway over the Hudson River, just a few minutes from the Poughkeepsie train station for a train ride into New York City to catch a Broadway show.
Directions provided by the host were spot on, and we had no trouble finding it. You have to back into the driveway from the road, but don’t let that scare you. The host’s site is on a dead end road and as such, there is no traffic to worry about while you are positioning your rig in the road to get into the drive. Once you are in the driveway it is a straight shot back to a level concrete pad. Heaven!
You will be in a very quiet neighborhood well away from the busy streets. A big thanks to our host for letting us stay here for a few days so that we could see the area.