Canadian Expat. Born in Morden, MB seven miles from LTV factory. "Connected" to Triple E via my brother-in-law, a retired employee of Triple E.
Moved to USA from Toronto in 1967. In Oregon since 1970.
I'm reasonably handy fixing and repairing with the help of a couple of very expert acquaintances.
Morden, MB Canada My wife and I live on a small acreage outside of Sherwood, OR just 20 miles from Portland. We enjoy gardening and protecting our plants from moles, gophers and deer. Traveling the continent in our LTV Serenity, acquired in 2018, is our dream.
Leisure Van (LTV) SERENITY
This was our first ever Boondockers reservation and couldn’t have been a better experience! Easy to find, a very pretty drive past farms and vineyards, and close to town with ample amenities.
Bill greeted us at the driveway entrance and showed us our parking options. Since we don’t have a generator and it was a hot sunny day we found a great shady spot and were perfectly comfortable. Bill even took my son on a walk to their gorgeous garden while I set up camp and returned with fresh flowers! Great conversation, peaceful and private, and totally kid and pet friendly. Hope to return some day, wonderful stay! Thank you!
I appreciate MordenWillie for all his help as this was my first time using this site. A beautiful, safe place to park. My son and dog had plenty of room to run around. The farm animals next door was new to me, but we enjoyed watching the animals roam. MordenWillie made sure I checked in ok and told me to let him know if I needed anything. I had to leave early due to a family emergency, but I would stay again and recommend to everyone I know traveling through the area affiliated with Boondockers Welcome.
Site is very nice and very quiet. Listen to the host and his directions...not google!
Willie is a wonderful host and hope to see him again.
Mordenwillie's place is a little gem in the woods. Getting there is a series of hills and curves on a narrow but well-maintained road. Be sure to use the instructions he provides if you have a tall camper. Using another route may put you going under a 12'3" overpass that is located over a dip and hill configuration.
The entrance to his property is somewhat narrow, but not terrible as long as you don't have to make a wide swing into it as we tried with our 36 foot fifth wheel, as it also immediately goes up a hill. Unfortunately that puts the back of a 36 foot unit on the ground, LOL! But Mordenwillie was awesome at helping us find a nearby location at a neighbors house for a short stay. We would definitely go back if we ever get a shorter unit! Beautiful country, super host!
They are wonderful hosts, and their home is a great place to stay. They have a large grassy area in front of their house and have been super accommodating. 5 stars!
Excellent, fast communication. Extremely friendly and a safe place to stay. He brought my wife and daughter fresh cut flowers which made their day after traveling and being tired.
We enjoyed the country life,quiet, peaceful,dark, a short trip outside of Portland and other great small towns. Enjoyed our talk.
Great location, fabulous hosts. We loved the pulled pork!
Bill and I had a good time puttering around his Mercedes sprinter by Leisure van. Just a "regular" and nice guy to chat with.
Wide open level space to setup and quiet...ok...Mr Rooster put his 2 cents in.
All the best Bill. Good travels.
Serenity at its finest, blissfully peaceful and most welcoming. For anyone wishing to escape the city, heal or wishing to reconnect to mother nature-you'll find Sherwood Forest to be most accommodating. we stayed two peaceful weeks at Sherwood exploring the local area and hiking the tree farm. Bring your camera and journal there is much to see and write about!
Upon our arrivel we were greeted by our host whom is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Bill assured our stay at Sherwood exceeded any and all expectations. Kind and considerate, knowledgeable and friendly he truly went out of his way to assist us from start to finish. If there was a way to rate our stay Bill would definitely receive the highest rating!
We look forward to visiting again next year..Thank you for such a blissful rest!
Great, peaceful and quiet location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with such a kind and generous boondocking host. We look forward to returning soon.
We were a bit concerned about this site due to comments let online about the difficulty of getting in. we have a 26 ft 5th wheel, towed by a Titan pickup, and while the turn in is tight, it is certainly doable. Our host was most accommodating, even getting his little tractor out to pull us when we got a bit stuck in the mud trying to turn around. Thoroughly enjoyed our interaction with our hosts, and will look to stay with them again.
We arrived in Portland for our grandsons soccer tournament without a lot of info. He was so friendly, helpful, and accommodating. He and his wife have a lovely acreage with the most beautiful trees and no road noise at all! We felt very safe there. Thank you for making us feel at home.
This boondocking location is a bit out of the way, but totally worth it once you get here. We have a 25' trailer with a truck. We feel that this was a little too big for these narrow roads. Very rural and private setting in a beautiful area. Our host could not have been more welcoming. He helped us back our trailer in and stopped to chat with us. We shared newbie RVer stories and commiserated about learning about the RV lifestyle. Unfortunately, we had trouble leaving the property due to the size of our trailer and sustained damage. We would totally recommend this Boondockers Welcome for smaller rigs.
Our host welcomed us with a smile and even offered us some local grown fruits. The pigs next door were fun for our daughter as well. Word of caution, I have a 33ft travel trailer, it was very tight getting in the driveway but the parking areas are nice once you get there!
Our stay at Sherwood Forest was relaxing and peaceful. The tall trees provided a sound barrier from most street noise and we enjoyed the soft sounds of nearby goats, pigs and horses from neighboring properties. The trees and hillsides blocked our cell service, so we had a truly “unplugged,” boondocking experience, and our view of the moon and stars was amazing! We had lovely conversations with our host, who so generously offered gifts from his garden. We hope to cross paths again with our friendly and outgoing host.
Wasn't sure what to expect as 1st time Boondockers Welcome folks, but Bill and his wife show notthing but kindness and warmth on their property. They showed my son their goats pigs and fish pond! Thank you!!!
We had a fabulous time with our hosts and enjoyed the seclusion from the city for a few days. We were grateful for the conversation, fresh flowers and veggies from the garden! We will definitely stay here again next time we are in the area.
Excellent hosts. They asked what we needed as soon as we pulled in, then helped us trim tree branches to clear the AC housing so we could back into the field. The roads out there are steep in some places, but we had no problems. The turn into the driveway is tight, but we just swung out wide and had no problems there either.
These hosts are very kind and we had à very interesting conversation with them.
The host was very helpful and I enjoyed my stay. Very quiet evening listening to the crickets. Will look forward to staying again. I recommend this host and their beautiful place.