TheSandbirds

Age: 55-65

Member since June 2018

Retired couple who love the RV lifestyle!

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We have been camping in all modes from tents (in our younger days) to Class C, two truck campers, a travel trailer, a fifth wheel and now we've finally settled back to a truck camper because we love having more versatility in where we can go.

We love the outdoors, love meeting new people and getting off of the beaten path by exploring places most folks don't go by RV'ing in a truck camper.

Don worked 35 years in the Nuclear Power industry and Lucy has worked in the medical field as a Certified Nurse Midwife. We are part time RV'ers.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Don's background was as a project manager with nuclear power maintenance and in construction and loves woodworking and most any do-it-yourself type of projects. We both also love fishing, kayaking and the outdoors.
Lucy's enjoys knitting, crocheting and sewing while listening to audio books as well.

TheSandbirds's Pets

No pets

Favorite Boondocking Locations

One of our favorites was while in Alaska on a trip in our truck camper was 20 miles down a muddy/dirt road which ended at a small river. It was so peaceful there and at the end were a couple of tent campers panning for gold and then another smaller RV came in that evening for the night.

TheSandbirds's Hometown

We live in a small town on the Gulf of Mexico coast about 70 miles North of the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida area.

Memberships

RVillage Member
Escapees Member
FMCA Member

TheSandbirds's Guest Details

TheSandbirds's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

18 feet long

2022 Host Cascade on a 2013 F-350 DRW Super Duty Crew Cab. We sometimes pull a Jeep, but not often and if we did, we'd disconnect before arrival. Our truck camper has two slide outs, one on the drivers side and the other on the passengers side. We use primarily solar for our power, but if it's been cloudy we may need 30 amp power if available, but if not we have a generator. We are fully contained. The length of our camper alone is less than 18', but when Camper is loaded on truck our overall length is approx 23 feet.

TheSandbirds's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

TheSandbirds Has 1 Host Location

Quiet Little Spur

Homosassa, FL, US
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TheSandbirds's References (44)

References from Hosts (13)

Kt.inthebreeze

September 2021

Great communicators

They found it first try. My directions must be getting better!!!


Double-Creeks-Farm

September 2021

Lovely couple

Lucy and Don are very sweet couple. Had lots of laughs and good conversations for their one day stay here. Don also gave us lots of good advice on our Casita and future travel.


Rich-Janelle.Nuding

September 2020

Super couple

Had a short but absolutely awesome visit and conversation with this traveling couple. Hoping to visit them at their site sometime. Wishing them safe and happy travels. They are welcome back anytime.


Maryland_Rich_and_Laura

September 2020

Nice guest. We would host again.

Nice guest. We would host again.


pmeinke

August 2020

Wonderful couple for quick overnight stay

TheSandbirds were wonderful guests. They spent a quick overnight with us and were gone by the time we woke up in the morning. We wish them a safe journey!


Kris1422

June 2020

Lovely Couple

Hope to see them again!!


LiVan_Life

May 2020

Always enjoy their visits

TheSandbirds are seasoned RVers so it's always a pleasure visiting with them whenever they're passing through. Fun conversationalists and willing to share their RVing knowledge.


TheBreeze42p

March 2020

Great Guests

Glad to have you and as mentioned keep in touch and let us know how your doing.
And remember no Xtra charge for the added Adventure :-)

You guys be safe in your travels!
Howells Acres


Kris1422

March 2020

2nd Visit in a week.

During these uncertain times it is important to be kind and hospitable (from a distance). In the two short visits we have had with the Sandbirds we have learned so much. Wishing them safe travels and good health. Great people. They are welcome here anytime.


A former member

March 2020

Wonderful Couple

It was good to see TheSandbirds again, lots of conversation and information about rv life which is a big help to us.
Welcome back anytime.


Kris1422

March 2020

Lovely couple.

We have had the pleasure of having the Sandbirds stay with us two times this week. They are absolutely wonderful people. They have been at this RVing thing for a very long time and are full of great information. They shared their favorite boondocking spots and so many great tips with us. We really hope to meet up with them next year in Florida. We would welcome them ANYTIME!


LiVan_Life

February 2020

Enjoyed a second visit

It's fun sharing spots with the Sandbirds.


A former member

May 2019

Wonderful Couple

It was great to meet and be able to host Donlu. We had a couple of nice chats and toured there RV which is very nice. They gave us a lot of information about Rv life which will come in very handy in the future when we start our own adventures. We hope to meet up in Tampa for the RV show in January. Hope they stop by again if passing by.


References from Guests (30)

Yakkinkat

May 2021

Quiet and Peaceful

Thanks again for a few lovely days at your beautiful slice of Paradise, and thanks
for the bottling company info! I thought that was a done deal and was very happy to realize it is still on the block. Happy travels.


RJHaynes

April 2021

Awesome Quiet

Quiet Little Spur offer a beautiful place to relax. Very peaceful, very accommodating and willing to help and share their wisdom and experiences. I am absolutely pleased with my choice to stay. They offered an extra night. Includes water and electric. So happy and will definitely stay in touch. Great great experience.


DebtlessRV

April 2021

Very peaceful location :)

These hosts were fantastic all the way around. Great communication to assist with our arrival. Once here we chatted for a while and they gave us all sorts of tips for local restaurants and sightseeing.
They share our love for solar power and lithium batteries so we had lots to talk about that as well.
They even brought out some chalk for our toddler to have fun drawing on the ground.
Would love to stay again at some point for sure.


MYAM

April 2021

Awesome location and hosts

Got to enjoy beautiful local springs , eat some yummy seafood (recommended by hosts) and then pull into a top notch RV spot. Bonus the lovely couple was so nice to chat with! Watched the sunset and had a peaceful sleep! Can’t wait to visit again.


Yakkinkat

March 2021

Beautiful

Quiet and flat spot that can't be beat. Near to town and amenities. The hosts are the best! Highly recommend.


SkyChick

March 2021

Wonderful Experience

What a wonderful couple. We discussed everything from nuclear science to genealogy and world travel over a glass of wine. AND, they are very knowledgeable regarding RVs! They immediately recognized an issue with my slide out and recommended a local dealer who was able to fix it before the problem became very costly to resolve. They’re also the perfect location if your mission is to see Manatee’s or go scalloping. The location is quiet and the sounds of nature were soothing.


Yakkinkat

March 2021

Friendly folks and beautiful spot

This beautiful spot is very clean and level, and the hosts are very nice and congenial. Would highly recommend.


douglaspeace

March 2021

Nice site and friendly hosts

The hosts were very friendly with great restaurant and kayaking recommendations.


Happi-trails-2-U

March 2021

Quiet litte spur indeed!

Good stay good company. Hope to see soon on our driveway.
Thanks so much.


DebPrimo

March 2021

Nice Welcome Home

Traveling back to Florida, it was so nice to be greeted by these two High School Sweethearts. We lucked out cuz we were able to stay in their huge carport with Full Hookups. Our little Travel Trail thought he was in an airplane hanger. 😆Really nice place. Glad they were able to accommodate us.


rjplove2rv

February 2021

Quiet Little Spur

We spent a couple of quiet nights here on our way north. Really nice couple. We would repeat.


WhereRVToday

February 2021

Quiet Little Spur

What an awesome stop! These folks were more than friendly and accommodating- not to mention shared a wealth of information. We spent a quiet, restful night at their place. We look forward to seeing them out on the road after they take ownership of their new TC. We’d be happy to be in their “club”!


Greer

February 2021

Local Knowledge

Nice stay. Especially enjoyed the “local knowledge” Don shared on paddling rivers in the area.


2sealsonwheels

February 2021

Very accomadating

Appreciated that we were able to stay on short notice with friendly hosts and great accommodations. Would stay here again.


Zyskindj

February 2021

Great experience!

Truly enjoyed our time with TheSandbirds. Great conversations about travel (past/present/future) and 'the prefect RV'. Their restaurant/attractions tips were spot on as well. Hope our paths cross again at some point.


Garry+Sue

February 2021

Enjoyed our stay!

Easy access and host was very helpful. Great place, great people! Our first Boondockers experience was a great success.


Happi-trails-2-U

February 2021

What a great visit!

All host are great, but Sandbirds are very special to us. We have so many common interest. Look forward to the next time we can meet up with them.


MikeMc

January 2021

Super nice people!

You could not ask for nicer people to stay with!


MiddVT

January 2021

Wonderful stay!

Quiet neighborhood, as advertised. Hosts were helpful with directions and communicating ahead of time, met us to help back us in, visited briefly (with masks on which was appreciated), told us about the area, answered some questions, gave us some info about kayak rentals, and were friendly and helpful. There is also a very nice public library nearby if any future guests need a place to get some school/work done (with good WiFi!) while in the area. Thanks so much!


dhoughton

December 2020

As described

This, indeed, is a quiet little spur, highly conducive to a good night's sleep. The hosts are two of the nicest people you can hope to meet, and seemed quite concerned about my comfort during my short stay. Much obliged.


Swebb

December 2020

Welcoming folks

We felt very welcomed. Great host! Would come again.


Yakkinkat

November 2020

Very quiet and comfortable

Lovey spot that is flat and shady. Hosts are very nice and offered restaurant suggestions. Highly recommend.


Gadzoo77

October 2020

Quiet and Shady Oasis

The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. The location is a lovely, quiet area with big live oaks, pines and even a swing. We would gladly stay again.


RVClark

March 2020

Very Pleasant Stay

We enjoyed our stay at the Quiet Little Spur and touring around the Crystal River area for a couple days. Loved meeting our hosts. Appreciated them sharing their little paradise with us. Took advantage of topping off our water tank which we really appreciated.


Lise-Mario

March 2020

Perfect

Wonderful host,they were so friendly and kind. We enjoy the great conversations we’ve had with them. It was just great.

Thanks again

Lise & Mario


OAsontheroad

March 2020

Sweet couple!

What a great quiet spot, very convenient to Weeki Wachee, Homosassa and Crystal River. And the hosts are just so very nice and accommodating! Hope we have the opportunity to return some day!


sandypt

March 2020

Great stay w/ the Sandbirds

We arrived late afternoon to a warm welcome from the Sandbirds, was easy to find and relatively easy back in to a level elevated site. Quiet spot and slept great on a cool Florida spring evening. We have a nice chat in the morning and shared experiences, camping, adventures and general life. Great hosts, and a great stop if you're in the area. We hope to see the Sandbirds at our host site in the future if they find themselves in our neck of the woods.


Happi-trails-2-U

February 2020

Quiet little spur is all that!

Two nights on the spur with lots of shade and easy access. Next to agreat little town for dining out and shopping.
But the best part of the Little Spur were the host very accommodating and just good friendly people.


LiVan_Life

February 2020

Hospitable and knowledgeable

TheSandbirds are well seasoned RV'ers as are we which made it a fun stop comparing travel adventures, both good and not so good. Will definitely make a return visit.


Studio396

February 2020

Safe location and friendly hosts

This is a quiet and safe location. They have lots of experience with RVs and were willing to share their knowledge and as newbies we were delighted to have met them and learned new things.


Personal References (1)

TsuphAF

October 2021

Great communication.

They were scheduled to stay at our host location but had to cancel due to some issues on their end.

Their communication with us was really great.

They are welcome to schedule with us again.