John; US Army Vietnam Veteran; IBM Retiree - served Airlines Industry
Karen; Metife Retiree - Coordinator Dental Consultant Unit (Contractor Dentists)
looking to meet interesting people and see the local / interesting places in the US (historical, geographical, cultural)
not looking to travel the interstates
2 children - one son - one daughter (in that order), 2 granddaughters living in Virginia
Know my way around computers.
We share our travels with our shy Sheltie (Shetland Sheepdog) named Amelia. She is a small dog - two years old and while loving - is shy. She is leashed and has dogie poop bags attached to her leash.
Florida - Keys, Maine, Cape Cod, Newport, North Carolina, Georgia
John - grew up in and retired back to New Hartford NY (50 miles east of Syracuse NY in Upstate NY) - lived many places with IBM ( I've Been Moved)) to include Westchester/Putnam County New York, London England, Miami Florida. Karen - grew up in Jersey City worked in NY City until married to john then all the same localities
Toyota Sienna Conversion with Roof Top Carrier ~ 7 1/2 ft tall
Nice folks to meet and share the space with. Would like have them stop again.
We enjoyed our brief visit with jbackman as they were traveling through our area.
Although the weather did not cooperate, we were able to check out their rig and share some happy hour conversation.
We hope they are able to make it back to VT again when the weather allows them a visit to Shelburne Museum!
They were quiet and respectful guests that we would certainly invite back any time!
Communicated well, quick visit
Easy, quiet and nice guests. Had a nice chat when they arrived but beyond that, you wouldn’t know they were there!
I'd welcome these folks again should they request a stay. They were very thoughtful and a pleasure to have overnight. Great Class B camper, too.
If they come your way, you will hardly know that they are there. But, if you do notice be sure to get to see the B-Van he built up.
Enjoyed these visitors..
Not supposed to use names... not supposed to provide info on location, not supposed to give any identifying info about members....
They came, we enjoyed some activities, they left. They would be welcome back.
A great couple, they must be tireless walkers. The said that they did most of HFGV in a single (long) day.
The vehicle he prepared is interesting too.
Would welcome them again.
All I can say is that John and Karen are savy travelers.... very enjoyable... thanks for giving us your basketball coach! and seriously though.... Thanks for your service to our country!
We had a very nice stay with John and Karen. They took us on a short tour of the neighborhood and recommended a couple spots for dinner. They have a nice level gravel spot next to the house and even ran a power cord out for us to use. We enjoyed chatting with them, and left early the next day. Highly recommended.
Our host was very helpful to the point of standing out in the rain to help me back into the camping space. We really appreciated their help and hospitality.
The location is a great spot to take in the local shopping centers and restaurants. The host was a big help parking, backing up our 31 class A motorhome into the space
The host was very helpful in getting me situated and settled in to his lovely property. We had several enjoyable conversations. The location is excellent for getting around the area. I wholeheartedly recommend this place.
The host was waiting to assist with parking and offered 15 amp electric and water. They were close to the village center with walking access to restaurants, bakery, and ice cream. They provided great information on local activities and dining. Great hosts - we would stay here again.
We were greeted immediately upon arrival. J and K were kind enough to walk into town with us to point out good places to eat. They made us feel right at home. They are a lovely couple with a cool little dog 🐶. We greatly appreciated their hospitality.
Both are great hosts and have a comfortable overnight stop. Very friendly and helpful. Thanks
Nice place to stop for a good nights rest. Our hostess was very knowledgeable and accommodating
Hosts are very engaging, helpful, and welcoming. Got in touch with us to advise of a favorable change in approach conditions to the site, guided us in, and even gave us flowers from their late-season garden! The short walk to the village was lovely.
We'll hope to stay again.
Welcoming host and hostess
Thanks for sharing your location and information
Appreciate a peaceful night sleep Terrific location and nice folks.
Friendly couple with a nice gravel pad. We enjoyed a walk and a chat with them. Another positive experience for us. Thank you!
Feel privledged to have stayed with our hosts. Wonderful folks who so help make travel in America such an amazing experience. Hope that they will visit us in the future.
We had a great stay at Spartan Hometown. The location was easy to find and get into.
Our hosts met us and made us feel welcome immediately. We had several great conversations about traveling. They are very knowledgeable about the area and made several good suggestions about things to see and where to get decent food.
We will request to stay with these hosts again when in the area, and highly recommend that others do the same.