We're outgoing, fun and friendly, but also value our privacy. When we travel, we tend to keep to ourselves and try to always be the quiet and respectful folks in the campground. We are hard-working professionals who love our mountain home in the central Colorado gold mining district of Cripple Creek, about an hour west of Colorado Springs, and an hour north of Canon City. We have a passion for adventure travel and are always up for trying new things and seeing new places. We're into camping, of course, but also hiking with our dogs, exploring in our UTV, nature photography, riding trains, geocaching, doing zip lines, cruising to the Caribbean, and spending hours soaking away our cares in the many hot springs around Colorado.
We aren't ready for the full-time RV lifestyle, but we do want to hit the road more often, so we want to save for retirement by boondocking. Since we live in a beautiful historic part of the Rockies, on several acres with views of town, we thought it would be fun to share our land with fun, laid-back and respectful boondockers who want to visit Pikes Peak, the gold mining district and Royal Gorge. And, since Susie is in tourism and Greg is a local history buff, we can point you in the direction of the best things to see and do.
We have two BW locations - one at our home in Cripple Creek, and the second at Susie's work in Canon City.
Greg is very handy doing just about everything. He is into woodworking, electronics, can fix plumbing, build stuff, and he makes great popcorn. Susie is into local tourism and can give travel advice on cool things to see and do, recommended restaurants, and more within a 50 mile radius.
Yep, we're dog people. Big dog people, to be exact. We live and travel with two outgoing and friendly dogs - Simon, a goofy Labrador (retired from a guide dog program), and Elvis, a Lab-sized rescued mutt. They are very energic and love to run at the beach, dog parks, etc, but are pretty well-behaved on leash, and they're generally really quiet when left snoozing in our truck's camper. We are strict pet parents, keep them leashed or on tie-down, don't put up with shenanigans, and always clean up after them. At home, they have a fenced yard where they stay on patrol, watching for wildlife and chasing birds.
Cottonwood Lake, just outside Buena Vista, Colorado. So beautiful!
Cripple Creek, Colorado at about 9,600 feet. Literally, the middle of the state.
This was a great place to park for the night, a concrete pad with a grassy area next to it to walk the dog. Far enough from the street and highway to get away from the noise. As I write this, 5 deer showed up to graze in the grass.
We were honored to be the first Boondockers at Caninecreek! Susie was great with communication and provided us with lots of information for local attractions. We enjoyed talking with Greg and learning some of the local history of Cripple Creek and the gold mines. Beautiful views, woke up to deer feeding nearby, and heard the local donkeys as they meandered past in the evening. Will definitely request another stay if we happen to be through the area again!