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Age: 65+

Member since February 2018

Friendly, Optimistic & Adaptable

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

Solo traveler or w/ small well-behaved 9 yo dog. Retired after 40 yrs in nonprofit community services, after recovering from my own miracle: a successful organ transplant in March 2016. Bought my 24’Class C, sold house in Oregon after first year RVing full-time.
Have rolled through 40,000+ miles, and stayed with several great Boondocks Hosted locations. Became close with several and now great friends. I love driving the “blue highway”back roads, meeting new people and exploring America. Bought a townhouse in SE Texas as a “home-base” in early 2019 and planned to continue my wanderings 4-5 months a year.
Then COVID hit; I am cautiously returning to the road to see my children and grandchildren: one in MD and the other in Oregon. 🙋🏻‍♀️ I am vaccinated (I’ve had 4 doses as I’m immunocompromised) and need to visit outside at a distance due to my higher risk if you’re amenable to visit. While comfortable solo, am friendly and enjoy sharing stories, exploring diverse environments & cultures. Prefer electric & water access but can be off-grid if aware before arrange a night.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Reader, crocheter, walker, gardener, breadmaker, story-teller, seeker & and recently started to learn to paint, lessons in oil and self-learning in watercolor (have my WC supplies with me).

JTowers's Pets

Yes, a small very well behaved, quiet female dog, who gets along with all friendly animals.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Really am open to varied environments, yet if truly OFF-GRID then honestly prefer moderate temperatures, peaceful, safe locale with easily traversed roads and parking site.
Love hearing suggestions of good campgrounds, parks and Boondocks sites from other RVers!

JTowers's Hometown

Born in Long Island NY, lived last 40+ years in Salem, Oregon. Recently purchased a small abode in Texas, yet keeping my wheels and options open.

JTowers's Guest Details

JTowers's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

22 feet long

2013 Four Winds 22E w/No sideouts nor tow car.

JTowers's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

JTowers's References (21)

References from Hosts (21)


August 2021

The Nicest Lady!

JTowers was a very nice guest. We really enjoyed our short visit with her. She even went to the trouble of rolling up my 100ft water hose.

The world needs more people like this 🙂. She is welcome here anytime!


August 2021

Very Nice Guest

We were glad to be able to host this Boondockers Welcome guest at Candy Cane Corral. We did not get much time to get acquainted but look forward to return visits when we will have more time to swap stories of our mutual experiences of living in Oregon. We wish her Godspeed and safe travels as she follows her dreams.


October 2018

Awesome Camper

Joan and trusty doggie Scout were a delight to have at our spot.
We enjoyed the camping discussions and sharing of information about favorite camping sites.
Scout was very laid back!!! No yapping here. Just CUTE and Loveable.
These happy campers are welcome here anytime


October 2018

Easy guest to host

Very easy to guest to host and very appreciative ,just wanted a safe place too stay. I was very glad to have hosted them and would again


October 2018

Great guest

Great guest. We had family commitments so we’re not able to visit much but she is welcome back here anytime.


August 2018

Great guest!

Enjoyed having Jean and her pup, although it was only for one night.


August 2018

Great Guest

Great guest and friendly would hope to see her come back sometime.


June 2018

She is now family

This was our second visit with JTowers and Scout. We feel very much like old friends or family at this point. She is a delight to have visit. Please come back soon.


June 2018

Very friendly

She was very pleasant and enjoyed her company , would have her any time, have great travels.
Frank & Lynn.

Cal n Judie

June 2018

Enjoyable guest

Very nice guest, enjoyed visiting with her. Look forward to seeing her in the future.

A former member

June 2018


Great guest - awesome lady with an adventuresome spirit. Best of luck to you and your travels..


June 2018

Great Guest

We enjoyed he stay. She is a very brave lady. We wish her luck in her journey.


May 2018

Instant Friends

This was our first experience with BoonDockers Welcome. I actually set up my profile and within a day had our first request. I was so excited. I communicated with her via Boondockers messaging and before she arrived we knew we already had lots in common. She kept me informed of her schedule and arrived right on time. She has a wonderful Shitzu and so do we so they hit it off immediately. The only negative was she had to leave too soon. It was so fun showing her around our "neighborhood" and we've already made plans to cross paths again when we are on our next adventure. Wonderful guest, very quiet and respectful and so appreciative of our hospitality. I would recommend her as a guest to anyone.


May 2018

nice person

joan is a very nice lady i enjoyed her company while she stayed here millie and i had a long conversation with her and her dog , very quiet and respectiful of our property can come back anytime

The Wildergimp

April 2018

Great Guest!

She knows her unit and herself. Just a great all-around guest! I followed her advice on the crepe myrtles ;)


April 2018

A perfect boondocker.

You are welcome here anytime you are passing by.


April 2018


Joan is a really nice lady. We enjoyed her stay with us. Please come by again.


April 2018

JTowers reference

JTowers stayed with us two nights and three days and was our first hosting experience. This was like welcoming an old friend I had known all my life. You will not find a better guest! We learned from her as she shared her experiences on the road and found that there were many things we had not considered. It was simply the best visit and her pal Scout was a delight to have visiting our furry crew!


April 2018


Nancy and I enjoyed meetng you and Scout. Have fun in your travels. Your always welcome at our house. Thanks for stopping by.

Dan and Irene

March 2018

An easy guest

Joan was delight to host, and was no problem in any way at all. Her little dog Scout was so well behaved that it was hardly even noticeable that she was there. I would recommend her for any other Boondocker Welcome hosts

alabama vagabonds

March 2018

Wonderful lady

JTowers and her four leg companion were a pleasure to host. She has logged a lot of mile in a short amount of time and really seems to be embracing the full time lifestyle. I hope she'll make it back for a few more days on her next go around.