johnb

Age: 65+

Member since March 2018

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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

Skills & Expertise to Share

Know my way around computers.

johnb's Pets

No pets anymore - had a black lab - but it aged out, sadly.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Florida - Keys, North Carolina, Georgia

johnb's Hometown

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

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johnb's Guest Details

johnb's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

18 feet long

Toyota Sienna Conversion with Roof Top Carrier ~ 7 1/2 ft tall

johnb Has 1 Host Location

Spartan Hometown

New Hartford, NY, US
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johnb's References (14)

References from Hosts (10)

Irv

October 2019

Glad to share space

Nice folks to meet and share the space with. Would like have them stop again.


KevinA

October 2019

Enjoyable visitors

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!


JimMaine

October 2019

Fine guest

Communicated well, quick visit


2skiers

October 2019

Another nice boondocker

Easy, quiet and nice guests. Had a nice chat when they arrived but beyond that, you wouldn’t know they were there!


SkidRowe

August 2019

Great couple.

Super friendly folks. We would gladly welcome them again.


Blue Ridge Mountains

August 2019

Nice folks

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.


mattcolie

July 2019

They were great guests

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.


WhiteEagle

July 2019

Very nice, pleasant, and interesting visit.

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.


mattcolie

July 2019

Wonderful guests

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.


ThomasTravels

June 2019

Savy

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!


References from Guests (4)

Scott-n-Mary

October 2019

Nice stopping point; welcoming hosts.

Friendly couple with a nice gravel pad. We enjoyed a walk and a chat with them. Another positive experience for us. Thank you!


Tom_Satterthwaite

September 2019

Boondocking stay in New Hartford, NY

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.


Penn

July 2019

Easy off the highway

Great quiet peaceful stay.


CWOSGT

July 2019

Great Stay

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.