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: Class B

20 feet long

Ram Promaster 2500 hightop

SecondWind's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

SecondWind Has 1 Host Location

SecondWind's host location

Bloomington, IN, US
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SecondWind's References (92)

References from Hosts (82)


October 2021

Great guest

Friendly and interesting conversation around the campfire, until the rain interrupted. Come again anytime. 😊


September 2021

Nice couple

SecondWind were a friendly, interesting couple. They had an older, well behaved dog with them. They are welcome back.


September 2021

Nice folks

Good, quiet guests. Unfortunately didn’t get much time to chat, maybe next time. Recommended boondockers.


September 2021

SecondWind kept busy

Quiet couple who were out during the day and hardly knew they were here at night. Welcome back anytime.


September 2021

A very pleasant couple

We enjoyed visiting with these folks, sharing Boondockers experiences. They are welcome back anytime.


September 2021

Very nice folks!

We had a nice visit upon their arrival. It was fun to swap stories and experiences. I'd like to also thank them for the Blackberry preserves! Safe travels friends!


September 2021

AMAZING isn't enough

We were out of town, our adult daughter was house sitting and said she would love to have them. She said they were very courteous & respectful & had they had the sweetest dog.. There was an emergency at the house and they assisted our daughter. Our daughter said she couldn't say enough good things about them before the emergency but after they helped her and all they did, she can't say enough good things... They are welcome back anytime.


September 2021

Not enough time!

Really was hoping these campers were stuck here a little longer. They were very friendly and we really hit it off with them. We hope to visit their host site in the future, and in turn, we hope they return when we can visit a little more. Sorry we were sooooo busy guys!!

Miss Prim

August 2021

Very lovely couple!

We really enjoyed hosting this couple. Had a really nice conversation with them and would welcome them back anytime. Enjoy your trip SecondWind!


February 2021

The Best Guests, and Wonderful People

"Second Wind" first came four years ago, and I look forward to their visits. I always have a project going, and they are always helpful, and good conversations too. Their sweet Gus, is a joy too. As far as I'm concerned they could spend the winter here.


January 2021

Great visit

We got to visit a bit with these nice folks. They're such congenial folks. Hope they will come back again.


December 2020

Second Wind

Stayed 4 days, quiet, had nice dog


September 2020

Lovely couple, easy guests.

The SecondWinds were conscientious about letting me know when to expect them, they were unassuming and very polite. I thoroughly enjoyed hosting them and spending the evening sharing travel and life stories. They are welcome back anytime.


September 2020

Great couple

It was a joy to have this couple stay overnight. So thoughtful. Enjoyed our conversation. Come again!


March 2020

Wonderful guests

Enjoyed meeting our guests just wish we could have spent more time getting to know them. They kept us informed of their progress and even brought us a jar of jelly from their hometown. Lovely couple that we hope to meet again. We would not hesitate to host them in the future.


March 2020

On time new friends

Friendly couple with a friendly pet. They kept us notified as to their arrival time and became instant friends upon contact. We hope that they visit us again to learn more about their travels.


March 2020

Welcome back at any time

Sorry we didn't get to meet in person, but glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay. You're welcome to come back and stay at the 20 acre wood any time.


March 2020

Super wonderful folks

SecondWind ... what a pleasure meeting them. They will be welcomed back anytime! Hope to stay with them in the future.


March 2020

What a delightful couple

I am happy to have hosted this considerate couple. They were very quiet and self contained. I had a great conversation with them about revitalizing areas such as mine and they left me with a very thoughtful and considerate gift that I will enjoy. Highly recommend.


March 2020

Great Couple

It was my pleasure to host this couple and their dog. They are welcome back in the future.


February 2020

Very interesting couple.

Really enjoyed having this couple in my little corner of the world. Great conversations and trading stories.
Would love a return visit if they are in the area.
Bob / OSF


February 2020

Beautiful people

Enjoyed hosting Secondwind and hearing about their travels. They quiet, kind and helpful.


February 2020

Super nice couple!

Welcome back anytime. Super sweet dog too.


February 2020

Enjoyed our visit.

Enjoyed our visit. Safe travels to you both.


February 2020

Like old friends

Enjoyed conversations with this intelligent and interesting couple. Comfortable as if they were old friends. They shared their experiences generously. Sweet old pup too. Hope they return.


February 2020

Super nice couple with minimal needs.

Wonderful couple and very sweet, low key, quiet dog 'Gus'. They have a super nice van that they are converting to a camper. They shared so much information about their research and reasons for their choice of vehicle. We hope to do the same in the near future. Very self sufficient boondockers. A joy to host.


January 2020

Sociable couple

Spent two nights here in near freezing weather! Very friendly and sociable couple ... got to swap lots of stories! 😀


January 2020

What a nice couple

They were great guests to have for the weekend!!! We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about their travels. Their dog is a sweetheart. I'm glad they got to visit Mount Dora and Wekiva State Park while they were in Apopka !!!
Maybe next time they come we will all have electric bicycles!!! They are welcome back anytime.


January 2020

Always a Pleasure to Host Them

If you get the opportunity to host these two, and their delightful dog Gus, don't pass it up. It's always great to see them, and sad to see them go. Looking forward to the next time already.


January 2020

Passing through

SecondWind stopped in for a visit on their way through and are always welcomed.
We have hosted them for several years as they pass through our area and they are always friendly, respectful and appreciative.
Safe travels Bernie and Emily,
Butch & Judy

Saco River

October 2019

Great folks!

Happy to host these travelers!


October 2019

Nice visit.

Friendly couple. Nice conversation, considerate, no problems.

Welcome back anytime.


October 2019

Great folks

I thoroughly enjoyed this couple as well as their lovely old dog.


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.


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.

A former member

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.

A former member

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

A former member

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 (10)


July 2021

Pleasurable stay with fun host

A truly pleasurable stay. Thank you for the easy conversations with lots of laughs. Also thank you for going above and beyond with the wonderful tour of your town. Hope to cross paths again in the future.


June 2021

The most relaxing whimsical stay

We could not have a more enjoyable stop!

Our hosts were absolutely delightful and beyond generous with their gorgeous property.

We had a lovely time sitting at the deck, enjoy their 3 acre property with hiking trail, a nature preserve at the end of the road with access to a lake and downtown with university only 10 minutes away with a bike.

We certainly hope to come back!


May 2021

Peace and Relaxation

SecondWind hosts were super friendly and we enjoyed great conversation. We got a tour of their expansive yard and wonderful raised bed gardens. We were able to get our secondwind after a long day on the road. Location is perfect for exploring Bloomington and surrounding area. We came as strangers and left as friends!


April 2021

Perfect hosts for first RV trip!

We couldn't have chosen better hosts for our first RV trip. They were very gracious and made sure our stay was a nice one. You couldn't ask for a closer spot to tour IU and Bloomington and their neighborhood is like a pocket park. You can go hiking, biking, or take a nice run down to the lake where you can of course bring your favorite kayak.


January 2021

Short stay

We were passing through Bloomington on our way south and the hospitality extended by SecondWind allowed us to stay in town and have dinner with our daughter. The communication was excellent and we enjoyed a quiet night. Although we weren't able to meet in person, everything was clearly communicated and well handled. Thanks so much for the hospitality!


November 2020

Awesome respite

The experience was truly wonderful. The host gave me an wonderful hiking tour of his 5 acre woods behind their home and pointed me in the direction of the 100 acre Nature Preserve at the end of their dead end street. Location is 1.5 miles from Eskenazi Museum of Art. Hosts did not denigrate us for being MSU Spartans! We had long conversations about colleges and sports. Woke up to 3 deer skipping by our camper. Idyllic.


May 2020

Charming Couple and Neighborhood

We enjoyed our two night stay at SecondWind. They were so informative and friendly and very welcoming. We enjoyed meeting some of their neighbors and walking the trails behind their home. And their dog Gus was so sweet. We appreciate their warm hospitality!


December 2019

Our First Boondockers Stay

We had a GREAT time at this location. Our first time boondocking host could not have been more welcoming, including inviting us into their home for supper (which was really good). I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a welcoming, quiet, comfortable stop over. They could be friends along with being our host.


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.