Age: 65+

Member since June 2012

Couple of soulmates - retired & enjoying travelling in our Roadtrek

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She is a Psychatric Nurse (retired). Rates are reasonable if you need a little couseling! :) He is a retired manufacturing engineer / lean & manufacturing consultant. Worked on everything from depleted Uranium penetrators to jet engines to locomotives to compressors to diapers and dryer sheets. Held most every manufacturing job there is up to VP. Managed a product development group for 10 years and started up and managed one of the only Manufacturing Engineering Development labs in the country. Three great (grown) kids - all on their own. Empty nesters - YES!!

We love the West and plan to spend most of the time we have left exploring all the National Parks, +++ When I figure out how to rig up pontoons on the Roadtrek, we're also going to spend a lot of time in Hawaii. We've been there many times - courtesy of Delta's frequent flier miles - and absolutely love the islands! Hanalei and Haleakala are two places everyone should put on their bucket list.

She likes to sew, he likes to take pictures of anything that will hold still. We both enjoy computers, so figuring out how to keep "connected" while on the road is the next big assignment.

Skills & Expertise to Share

He is pretty mechanically inclined. Given time, can fix most anything. A skill acquired because I'm too cheap to pay someone to do something I can do. Also a reasonably capable photographer. She is great at crocheting and sewing and putting up with ME!

picard247's Pets

Have a rescue cat who loves walking on a leash and waking up trying to figure out where she is NOW!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Anyplace with mountains, waterfalls, canyons and/or cliffs (like Monument Valley and Canyon DeChelley)

picard247's Hometown

Recently acquired a property in Panacea, FL SMALL community near the Gulf on the Forgotten Coast

picard247's Guest Details

picard247's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

22 feet long

Upgraded from 2006 Roadtrek Versatile 210 (Class B) to a 2016/17 210P with all the gee whiz stuff ... 10,000 watts of Lithium batteries (Ecotrek 800), solar, underhood alternator, ... 24 feet long with two bikes attached. Self sufficient for up to a week. Water & waste in onboard in storage tanks, plenty of battery capacity.

picard247's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

picard247 Has 1 Host Location

Gramp's Place

Panacea, FL, US
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References from Guests (14)


January 2020

Camp fire was waiting

Had a really nice stay. When we got back from exploring on day 2, our hosts was waiting outside with a camp fire going. Had a really nice talk.


January 2020

Lovey Quiet place to stay

The Hosts greated us at our arrival with a warm welcome, some visitor's information package and a little treat ;) that was really appreciated after a long drive.
Realy recommend those hosts to make a stop !


January 2020

Such wonderful hosts

Chocolate chip cookies on my arrival. Who could ask for more?!? Lovely people in a lovely setting!


January 2020

Delightful in Panacea

The host couple welcomed me so warmly with helpful information, electricity, and generosity with food too. The location was easy to find with their directions and to get in with my Class C & tow. I recommend this host and a visit to the Gulf Specimen Aquarium too
Thank you to Gramps Place!


December 2019

Such wonderful hosts!

I can’t say enough nice things about this wonderful couple and their private, shady spot for me and my pet family. They were so friendly, kind, thoughtful and generous they reaffirmed my faith there are really good folk in this world. They let me use their water and electric which were convenient and I had a really lovely couple of peaceful nights. I hope to return the favor someday and that we will meet again.


April 2019

Easy living

Great guest,
Nice persons,very quiet place,had a good pizza by sopchoppy,like Our hosts told us,
And what to say about the brownies,irresistible!
Thanks again!
Hélène & Réjean


April 2019


Our host greeted us with lemon bars and invited us over for wine and great conversation after dinner. Our spot was quiet and very pleasant we hope to return the favor some day. So thank you again and safe travels.


March 2019

Sandy circle

Nice host.We enjoy the great conversations we've had with Bob.


March 2019

Great Host

We had a wonderful stay. The location was peaceful and quiet and we couldn’t have asked for a better host! Would definitely choose this location again and recommend it to others.


March 2019

Great spot and generous hosts!

I had a lovely couple of nights in Panacea (LOVE that name!) -- it surely was a cure-all for what ailed me. Overall, a pretty quiet spot with a couple of minor noise surprises. There was a little gun fire off in the distance, off and on. I swear I heard a peacock's calls one night at dusk but not the next...? Bob and Margie were very welcoming and hospitable, including loaning me an extension cord, inviting me to "social hour" with them in the evenings, and inviting me to stay another night or two, if I wanted. If I hadn't had an ocean front reservation waiting for me at Carabelle, I would have said yes!


February 2019

Peaceful Panacea

Despite a family crisis that had our hosts elsewhere, we felt welcomed with a note and suggestions of where to eat and what to explore in the area. Sorry we missed you!! It’s a lovely quiet spot, and we were grateful for your hospitality.


February 2019

Great place and host

Great place to stay with a friendly host. Water, electric and wifi. Host even made banananut bread. Very restful, quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend this stop.

Johan and Loes

February 2019


We had a great stay by this friendly hosts in an wonderfull area and a great and quiet spot. Get information wat to do in the area and Where invited for a drink and had nice talking. There homemade brownies Where so nice, we loved it! Thanks for staying at your place and hope to see you again in one of our both trips! Safe travels!


January 2019

Quiet place, nice people

Great hosts. Gramps and his wife were great people to stay with, very accommodating and eager to share traveling stories. I definitely will come back if I am in the area.