My wife and I are still enjoying our first date...after 31 years of a blessed and joyful marriage. We enjoy mountain biking, snow skiing/boarding, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, off-road adventures, overlanding, flying (3,700 hours as PIC) cooking and eating. No smoke or drugs...but do enjoy an adult beverage (all things in moderation...always!).
Kathy is a Microsoft Systems Engineer and works for a local computer company where she builds and maintains networking systems for large corporate clients. Travis is retired and is a RN (Registered Nurse) by trade, but has spent the past 20 years in administrative management managing various healthcare organizations before retiring in 2016. Travis also started a company that produced and sold Colloidal Silver. The business was sold to a national competitor in 2018 but Travis retained the right to produce and sell locally to friends and family. Nothing better that supporting the body with healthy, natural alternatives!
We are straight up and honest in all things we do. We are very physically active and enjoy being on the move! We have been blessed with an amazing life together.
Bought my first camper, a Winnebago when I was 19 years old. Since then I/we have owned 4 motor-homes, 8 travel trailers, 4 pop-ups and 3 micro/motorcycle campers. I have towed a motorcycle camper in excess of 180k miles. We also backpack/hike and hammock camp as well as tent camp. We also do off-road/overlanding type camping. In our larger sailboat we do 1-5 day trips and the small trimaran sailboat we beach-camp off of it. We also have a Prius v that we did a camper conversion on. It sleeps the two of us in air conditioned or heated comfort for about 1/2 gallon of gas per night, has a refrigerator/freezer, 7 gallon water system, heated with outside shower, portable toilet and a side awning. So....we continue to enjoy many aspects of camping. That said...they is not much in the way of camping, camping equipment and techniques that we haven't experienced! Life is good!
Healthcare (standard and homeopathic) electrical, mechanical, plumbing...general repair.
D'Ogee, our dog. She is an Austrian Shepherd & Pit Bull mix. She is a working dog that sleeps during the day and works all night...very protective when "on duty". She sleeps by a speaker so she can hear anything that is happening outside. She keeps company with our 12 pet backyard chickens (yes, they have names). They free range our 1 acre home site on the River.
We occasionally will travel with D'Ogee. While a couple of the chickens are fascinated with getting in the car and either on the dash or steering wheel...we do not travel with them! LOL
Mobile, AL USA Located on Beautiful Dog River
2007 Trailmanor 2720 SL. This is an all aluminum expandable travel trailer. It tows at 20' and is 27' when open. After leveling, it takes about 60 seconds to open the trailer. Once open it takes about 2 minutes to set up the inside. It is fully self contained. The Trailmanor offers an amazing amount of usable space, is comfortable and because of its low profile when closed, tows easily. Plus a dry weight of 2,800 lbs for a 27' trailer is quite impressive as well! Our tow vehicle is a Lexus GX470. It is full time four wheel drive with hi/lo range. It has been modified to accommodate our off-road exploration adventures with mods that include being lifted with high performance suspension, skid plates, rock sliders, wheel spacers, hidden 12,000 lb winch and multiple off-road navigation systems. Average MPG when towing the Trailmanor is 14.
We had some very nice conversation on the patio with Flyboy and his cousin. They were very informational on their travels, and wonderful guests to host at our host site. Welcome back anytime.
FLYBOYTR, These could not have been more considerate guests, keeping us fully informed as they traveled to Cheyenne from Cody, WY, which is a hike for a single day! We break it up into a two-day trip, usually camping overnight in the Thermopolis Canyon along the Wind River! My hat's off to them! Travis topped off his freshwater, then proceeded to the RV box for power. We chatted while he completed his water fill, then I had to attend to our dinner guests. They were very respectful of our property, always asking prior to doing! Very thoughtful and appreciated! FLYBOYTR and guests are welcome back anytime! Becky & George
We so enjoyed FlyboyTR's returning to stay and visit with us. We caught up on things in his life and our life. He is the perfect guest. We hope he will return again if his travels take him this direction. Always a bright day for us.
FlyboyTR spent one short stay on their trip west. While here I learned so much about his rig, plants on my own land and a mine in Montana. The best part of hosting Boondockers are the people you meet, and these were two of the best. Always welcome.
Travis and his friend were great to have as guests. We had a lot in common and had some great conversations! I wish him the best and he is ALWAYS welcome back! Take care man!
It was a pleasure to have FlyboyTR as a guest. Their communication was fantastic, and were very easy guests to host. I would recommend them to any host!
Our guest and his friend were so nice. We spent several hours visiting with them. They were so interesting. We would be happy for them to return any time.
We had a great stay! There was great communication leading up to the stay. They welcomed us like family. When we arrived they showed us around their property. The kids loved seeing the chickens. Their dog was just as excited to see the my kids as they were to pet it! The River was beautiful. There was plenty of room for our slide outs. They were generous to provide electricity and water. I would highly recommend staying at the steel magnolia!
We spent 1 night at the Steel Magnolia on our way west. Travis and Kathy were so warm and welcoming. We had a nice dinner with them at a local restaurant and Travis had lots of great camper tips for these newbies to trailer camping!
This was our first experience with Boondockers and it was superb! Any place else we stay is going to have a hard act to follow! Such a relaxing atmosphere and wonderful hosts!
We travel each year 4-5 months and do a lot of boondocking. And sometimes we come at a Very special place: good communication, nice talkings, friendly people, Great and peaceful place, nice drinks and a good diner etc etc. Steel Magnolia has it all!! Kathy and Travis thank you so much. Hope to come again when we come back to the USA. Love, Johan and Loes
We really enjoyed our stay at The Steel Magnolia. They are a friendly, fun couple.
They have a nice location on the river. These folks are also a fount of knowledge relating to health and many activities (see their profile). Hope to see them again soon!