I am a medically retired heavy construction carpenter, full-time dad, and husband to the best gift God ever gave this man. My wife is fun-loving, mild-mannered, but shy to begin with. Once she gets to know someone though, her redneck side comes out and it's non-stop laughter. Our daughter is 7, home-schooled, and has DEFINITELY learned our sense of humor... she's using it on us CONSTANTLY. She is also our greatest joy. We are mostly just quiet and low-key, but we have been known to come boiling out of the rig, one being chased by the others, Nerf guns blazing, laughing like a bunch of crazies.
I am ex-heavy construction with a focus on industrial concrete work. I've done all of my own work on the rig, inside and out, with more planned, so I know RV construction strengths and weaknesses. I carry tools sufficient to most minor to moderate repairs and know my way around most anything on a rig. I know RV wiring, solar power, and wind power, and how to put it on an RV.
Because we're on a fixed income, my wife has become pretty good at cooking on a budget, and just recently blew our socks off with an amazingly good baked french toast dish... using hotdog buns! We home-school our daughter, and even though my wife is disabled due to a severe head injury, she does pretty darned good being a teacher.
We travel with our three cats. Twila (Twy-la) is a slim agile Tortioseshell we call "Ninja-Kitty" for the stunts she pulled as a kitten, Tipsie is a young 18 month old Bengal/Maine Coon cross, and Mittens is a 5 month old feral rescue that we adopted for our daughter. They are mostly kept strictly in the RV and only let them out when we are way out in the boonies. Tipsie HATES dogs, to the point she will stalk them if they are close enough, so we keep her strictly restrained around them. Twila simply does not care. Mittens is still young enough we keep her on a harness.
Our only RVing experiance has so far been in the Pacific Northwest, and for the near future we will stay in this area. We plan to stay at least one winter in the Columbia River Gorge. If we don't have to drive in the ice and wind, we can just sit there and enjoy it. Once we have completed some additional upgrades to the RV and toad we will extend out further east, since my wife has never seen the "miles and miles of miles and miles" of the Mid-West plains. Our trips to the southern U.S. will wait until the winter months, since we don't really like high heat environments.
We do not have a home/house of our own, but we home-base out of St Helens, Oregon, off the place of my friend of over 20 years. There we have the run of 3 acres, but because he has so much going on there we don't stay long. Typically we stay a couple of weeks, do maintenance/repairs if needed, celebrate holidays and birthdays, and head back out.
Our rig is a 1983 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 31ft class A. We are 11ft clearance to the AC units, 10ft wide to the mirrors. Our toad is a 2005 Dodge Neon on a custom car dolly.
A gracious couple with a curious, interesting and likeable six year old girl.
We enjoyed their visit. The were very quiet and we enjoyed their daughter Andi she is a very, very nice and quiet. We enjoyed all their company and would recommend them to other boondockers. My wife really enjoyed their daughter ‘Andi “
The HundredAcreDream team were an easy family to host. They were very good at letting us know of their expected arrival time, and maneuvered their 5th wheel expertly into our driveway. They were friendly, conversant, and respectful. We enjoyed visiting with them and recommend them as guests.
We had a wonderful visit with Hundred Acre Dream while they were here. They were friendly and cordial and even helped out with some work around our place. We are looking forward to hosting them again!