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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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.