Age: 65+

Member since January 2018

Retired couple


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I play a lot of Pickleball. Past = racing Laser sailboats, enjoyed canoeing, skiing, tennis, basketball, running. Owned a print/ design shop.
Wife is a retired academic librarian, who loves food and scifi.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I have tools

SecondWind's Pets

Gus, a 100# Chocolate Lab.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

The Great Lakes and the North woods are our favorite camping locations.

SecondWind's Hometown

Bloomington, Indiana

SecondWind's Guest Details

SecondWind's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

13 feet long

1999 Scamp 13 foot pulled by a Nissan Frontier

SecondWind's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets

SecondWind Has 1 Host Location

SecondWind's host location

Bloomington, IN, US
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SecondWind's References (51)

References from Hosts (49)


September 2019

Left no trace

Their stay was simple and easy. They were clear with plans and communication. They left no trace. They are welcome at my host site in the future.

Don V.


September 2019

Another great experience

Great couple, with similar interest that were very easy to talk! Very respectful of the property, and their pup was such a great guy! Shared some fun rv adventures and future plans. Looking forward to staying in touch.


September 2019

Pleasant visit, nice couple

We had a great visit with these folks. Had some good conversations, shared travel stories and Youtube video interests.
Made more new friends!
The Chocolate Lab was such a sweet old guy.
A couple of our cats were making nice with him even!
Come back again any time!


August 2019

Recommended Guests

These two are highly recommended as your guests. We had wonderful conversations and enjoyed their company.


August 2019

More wonderful guests

Had a great time with these guests and their "pup" and were pleased to show them our neighbourhood :)


August 2019

Delightful Couple with Sweet Old Gus

This little family were wonderful guests! Sometimes you meet people and it seems like you've known them forever...the conversation and laughs come easily. That was definitely the case with this couple. Mr. Gus felt right at home, enjoying the cool grass and getting lots of attention. Wish they could have stayed longer - we really hope they return someday or that we have a chance to visit them at their location.


August 2019

Boondocker Pros

SecondWind are traveling and boondocker pros . very friendly and respectful . They have seen much of the country in their tiny scamp. The most mellow dog I've ever met. No worries with these folks.


August 2019

Great guests and travelers

Thanks for visiting and for letting our hyper little puppy have a nice mellow big dog experience.


August 2019

Nice couple and wonderful old Lab

We had a delightful evening by the campfire with Secondwind. My 1 1/2 year old lab puppy pestered their much older lab and I had tell him he was not being a good host. So we sat and watched the river go by and enjoyed hearing of their travels. Hopefully we gave good advice of things to do in our neck of the woods. On the day they left I was rushing off to work but they helped my better half stake up some tomato plants that an overnight rain storm had knocked over. Thank you.


August 2019

SecondWind Welcome Again.

What a nice couple to have visit. Arrived when they said they would and kept us posted as to their whereabouts as they got closer. We recommended several restaurants for them and glad they were happy with the choices.
Their dog got along very well with our two PWD's after the usual sniffing and he made himself right at home. All three would be welcomed back.


August 2019

“totally awesome seasoned campers”

This great couple could teach camping! They have it down to neat, efficient and above all enjoyable. It was fun seeing their campsite unfold, table, chairs and grill. After supper they enjoyed the sunset. “Living local” throughout their travels seems to be the theme. Isn’t that’s what it’s all about? Enjoy the Fingerlakes .

The Jarvis

April 2019

Great guest

This nice couple was here for a short stay but we enjoyed them. They were easy to communicate with and would be welcome to stop again if they pass this way. We wish them safe travels.

Milam Castle

April 2019

Awesome people

Welcome back anytime friends.


April 2019

Great guests

Enjoyed having them at our site. Very enjoyable to talk to.


March 2019

Peaceful guest

SecondWind arrived in the pouring rain, introduced themselves, then settled in. We didn’t even know they were there unless we looked. The perfect guest. We hope to visit more if they come by again.


March 2019

Our new friends

These guys have been here before. We now consider them friends, and hope to see them many times in the future. Their cute little trailer is quite compact. Just great people.


March 2019

Very sweet couple

I enjoyed our brief visit and their dog Gus was such a sweet old man! Awesome boondockers!


March 2019

Great folks, very easy going. Great pup, even more easy going :)

SecondWind were quite an enjoyable couple to have at Rascal Ranch. It was a pleasure to converse (and play pickleball!) with them and to pet their big, friendly puppy. They were very good about squeezing in where I had available room, at a busy time of year for us here. Thanx for being accommodating.


March 2019

Quiet guests!

Didn’t get to visit much as they were usually gone all day. Very quiet guests!


March 2019

New Friends!

These two have been to my place before. As I said they are always welcome. Hope to see them again and again!


March 2019

Picture Rocks

Very nice and considerate


March 2019

Wonderful folks and a very nice dog!

We had great conversations and made new friends. Such nice people we meet via Boondockers Welcome.


March 2019

Scamping across the country

They showed me Pickle Ball which I'd never heard of before. Fun couple and they brought some nice wine too.


March 2019

Really Nice couple.

I enjoyed these two and their big old chocolate lab. Great conversations. Hope to see them again!

RV Dreamers

March 2019

Engaging couple

We had a super time with this wonderful, adventurous couple. Our boys really enjoyed their big dog and their very little Scamp trailer. We wish them both the very best on their ongoing adventure and hope to see them set up camp again on our driveway.


March 2019

Interesting couple wish they'd stay longer

Good wine and conversations the two nights here. Also we did a little upgrade with the addition of a rain cover for their roof vent.

Welcome again anytime even if they can't get a hold of use before the want to stay.


February 2019

Got a song and some wine-

Splendid couple, and Gus the dog is as friendly as they come. Although we were going to have a Ukulele party it ended up with me drinking some wine and sharing stories.So it is apparent they have to return so we can finish that song. I learned a few things from them, and shared my frozen bamboo story. They are certainly welcome any time they are passing by.


February 2019

Nice Couple!

We enjoyed having SecondWind as boondockers. They were very quiet in their cute little Scamp and our dog enjoyed meeting their Labrador retriever. Wish them safe travels as they continue to head west.


February 2019

Friendly Couple

As with all the guests that I have hosted since joining Boondockerswelcome in Nov 2018, SecondWind was no exception. All have been pleasant, friendly people who have made being a host a pleasant experience for me.


February 2019

Short stay

Wonderful couple but only had one short evening to get aquatinted . We would be happy to host you again. Safe travels on your journey.

Pat and John

February 2019

Great guests!

We greatly enjoyed visiting with this interesting couple and socializing on our dock. Come back any time. Their dog, Gus, was a delight also.


January 2019

The Log

Nice couple, visiting friends, which was great. We unfortunately were busy, and didnt have a long vist.will welcome them back again. Appreciate the nice gift they gave us,thanks

Boondocking in Ball Ground

January 2019

Great guests!

I was not home when they arrived, I had to be out of town unexpectedly. By the time I arrived home they were settled in for the night. I met my guests in the morning and we had a nice visit. They have a sweet dog, very friendly. They gave me a nice jar of jelly as a gift, and it is very good, thank you again. SecondWind were great guests and I hope to see them again some day.


September 2018


We thoroughly enjoyed having these guys for the night. We had a nice long visit out on our deck and hated to see them leave the next day. We hope they come this way again soon!


September 2018

Enjoyed their stay.

We certainly enjoyed hosting Bernie and Emily here at Berryton. They were a pleasure to have around and visit with and we invite them back anytime. Their dog Gus even made friends with our cat.


August 2018


It is amazing how you get to know people in just one evening f conversation.... you will be welcome to stop in on your way home...


August 2018

Wonderful visit

Enjoy visiting,and learning about different places,


July 2018

Quick stop through

Good communication and a short quick nights stay as they headed home. Stop by again if needed. Happy Trails to you.

up the hill

July 2018

Great friendly couple

Its was more like a blessing to host SecondWind. We had such a great exchange of ideas, as if we and they knew us from a long time. Hope they come our way again, your always Welcome.

Stonemasons Rock

July 2018

Delightful people

I am sorry that I didn't personally meet second wind. My children met them and said they were delightful. We would never have known they were there. Thanks for staying and hope to see you again.


June 2018

Great guests

Had a great evening sitting around the fire! Gus is a real sweetie too. Hope they make it back this way!


May 2018

Wonderful friendly couple

They only came in for a night but they are such nice people we hit it off right away! We sat outside and chatted for a long while before they left and promised to keep in touch.
They are a pleasure to host and they would be welcome to come back any time.


March 2018

Very Nice Couple and wonderful Dog

Had a nice visit, interesting couple. My dog even got along with Gus, their chocolate Lab.


March 2018

Great pair

Arrived when they said they would and called us ahead to let us know when they were close. Great pair with a wonderful elder chocolate lab who is friends with everybody. They are welcome back! When they came back the second time, they even picked up the stray sock they left in our dryer from their first, wetter visit!


March 2018

Lovely Folks

Lovely folks, welcome back anytime.


February 2018

Nice folks, good dog!

This is Second Wind's second visit. This time they had not taken on water from any storms and they picked up the sock that they left in our dryer from the previous visit. They arrived on time and gave us an hour's warning as requested, stayed for a quiet night and were on their way in the morning! They can come again!


February 2018

Great guest

SecondWind stayed with us a few nights and were wonderful guest to have. Very appreciative, respectful and Gus was a pleasure to have. They will be welcomed to return for another visit.
Butch & Judy


February 2018

Great folks (and great dog!)

We found Second Wind to be great guests. They kept us informed about their progress, arrived when they said would and left our place as it was when they arrived. They have a sweet older chocolate lab who hit it off with our little terrier. We recommend them as guests.


February 2018

Lovely Guests

Gracious folks staying in a tiny trailer, they are welcome back anytime.

References from Guests (2)


September 2018

Rainy day quiet

My hosts were so nice. Parked in driveway with 15amp elec. They invited me to dinner last night and it was delicious. They offered to have me stay an extra night because of thunderstorms and i took them up on it.
They showed me really cool trails in their backwoods that my dog and I walked on every day, multiple times a day. And their chocolate lab, Gus is awesome and friendly.
Quiet dead end street in beautiful neighborhood. Would stay again and recommend.


August 2018

Oasis in city

Great stay. My host were more than accommodating and friendly. I got to be the first to boondock at their lovely home.
Quiet street, big back yard and easy acess to town if needed.
I visited Browns Co Park for some bike trail adventure and had fun. Hidden gem.
My 2-night seemed too short.
Thank you for the hospitality.