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sodakryder

Age: 65+

Member since September 2018

very active lifestyle couple , travel a lot, interested in all

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my wife deb n I are both in our 60's and retired from long careers both with the post office.. since we retired in Rapid City SD we have now a second home in Florida where we winter.. we are both professional photographers and we both raised and raced horses in Endurance racing.. 50 and 100 mile races cross country., for over 25 years.. still haul 2 horses to Florida every winter... we both continue to be very active in an assortment of outdoor sports n activities... we travel a lot but not full timers.. we have been in every state and slept in all but 5 for me!... love meeting people and learning from their experiences

Skills & Expertise to Share

my wife and I are very passionate photographers.. I was one for the Navy in the early 70's and have ever since.. we do a lot of portraits, wildlife, landscapes, and a lot of horses! I have also been a jock my whole life and a bodybuilder in my 30's so my skill is I can lift heavy stuff ( still ) and my wifes skill besides looking amazing is she can eat anything and stay slender.. dont u just hate her!

sodakryder's Pets

well if horses count, we have 2.. but we dont travel with them all the time... otherwise no pets.. we are dogless for the first time in a lllong time... last 3 dogs were awesome standard poodles

Favorite Boondocking Locations

bcuz of our experiences with horses we have learned to look for fairgrounds , rodeo grounds for staying at with or with out horses.. safe,lotsa room, som bathrooms usually free.... other than that the usual---walmarts, stealth city camping , trukstops, nat forests, BLM etc

sodakryder's Hometown

we consider Rapid City South Dakota our home, although we now have a winter home in Williston Florida.. we are there from November to May....

sodakryder's Guest Details

sodakryder's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

25 feet long

we travel several ways.. we have a 25 foot (19' deck) gooseneck horse trailer with living quarters, we have a small 5th wheeler the same size and sometimes we just travel in our truck and stay in the topper... the truck is a 2001 blue dodge ram 2500 diesel... 2 wheel drive.... very experienced in handling trailers... backing etc... traveled with horses for 25 years..

sodakryder's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

sodakryder's References (44)

References from Guests (43)

troyblaine

February 2020

Great place to stay

Very friendly and welcomIng host. Many things to do in the area. Welcomed us into there home. Very highly recommended.


Jerrywmclean

February 2020

Solo senior

Great stay ,very quiet ,not far from grocery etc
Busy couple but informative


Ddwellwood

February 2020

Completely at home here.

What a wonderful stay we had with an opportunity to be in rural Florida. Perfect!
Deb and Pascal are most friendly and welcoming. They invited us to join them in a morning bike ride in their hidden neighbor spot. Not to worry, we won’t reveal. There are things to do in the area, or it’s a great quiet place just to hang out. We plan to return for sure.


rejeanb

February 2020

Very quiet place, perfect for relaxing.

Thanks to Debbie & Pascal for hosting us.
We enjoyed the calm. We had the opportunity to film a beautiful turtle and for the first time we saw a Fox squirrel.

Several beef ranches and probably the largest number of peanut farms in Florida.

Pascal is preparing his land to build his new house.

Rej & Lyne


Compassionomads

February 2020

The best sleep we've had in a long time!

A peaceful, quiet property perfect for getting some rest and close to Ocala, Crystal River, Devil's Den and Goethe State Forest! Wonderful hosts, super friendly and accommodating, we had a great time visiting and got some wonderful tips on photography and new (to us) music to listen to! Thank you both for an awesome time and for all your kindness! We'd love to see you again! 💚


Norm+Laurie

February 2020

Excellent Peaceful Stay

Great place to get away and relax for a quiet evening. Add great hosts and some conversation, to made it great. sodakryer went out of his way to make sure that everything was taken care of. Later, we both shared some photographs we made.
Looking forward to our return.


Swinn01

February 2020

Wonderful host and beautiful location

The location had ample room (for even those "learning on the fly" like us- only owned less than 2 months) and the hosts were very knowledgeable about the area. Hiking, biking, and horse trails are available in almost every direction just a few miles away. Every store and restaurant imaginable is less than 30 mins away (many open late or all night like Walmart, Taco Bell, etc ),& about the same distance to several local landfills to dump trash. The host couple were very friendly and accommodating, and we met a few great fellow BW couples there during our stay. During the day you can see the beautiful rolling fields nearby, and plenty of shade/breeze so we left our windows open most of our stay. In one spot (the one we were lucky enough to get) the host graciously had an outdoor mat and chairs to use for guests. In my book, that is extremely thoughtful and was a pleasant surprise:)
Highly recommend this location and can't wait to go back or find them along our travels one day.


Mathyssen

February 2020

Friendly and welcoming

We had a pleasant stay here with very friendly and welcoming hosts. It was quiet with lots of stars at night. We would stay here again. Thanks P&D!


Winnie2000

February 2020

Refreshing

We had a really great stay at Travelers Rest Florida. Our stay was only two nights and we sure
could have used a few more days here! The location was beautiful, with plentiful walking
and biking opportunities. Our hosts invited us to participate in various activities as well as
just plain old relaxing and sharing stories! Our host shared with us his art of photography
which was absolutely breathtaking! We look forward to future visits with them! Thank you for
the great stay!


hungryforless

January 2020

Inclusive hosts, peaceful surroundings, night sky viewing

Travelers Rest florida is just that. We had some of the best sleep of our lives here and the distant sounds of cows mooing and coyotes yipping only served to gently lull us into la-la land. The night sky viewing is pretty darn close to as good as it gets. One of the reasons we chose Travelers Rest was its proximity to Ocala, where we'd scheduled some repairs to be done on our RV. During our time at Travelers Rest, we discovered MUCH more of Florida's natural beauty and wonders literally outside our doorstep. Our hosts were welcoming, informative about the area and extremely accommodating, inviting us to join them and other guest for drinks, snacks, socializing, storytelling, bicycling adventures, bird and gator viewing and so helpful with any abd all questions and concerns.
We are blessed to have met these folks and will look forward to returning again someday, just for the fun of it and the connection!


Festy

January 2020

Out in the country

Great stay.
Hosts were very generous and offered water and electric.
They also have great recommendations on places to walk, bike or run.
Only about 25 or 30 minutes to the gulf coast.

2 or 3 bars of Verizon


Tallwalkers

January 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Travelers Rest.

Our hosts were very friendly and kind. We particularly enjoyed a cozy patio gathering with them and other Boondockers on the last evening of our stay. We had drinks, snacks and good conversation. It was a treat to listen as each couple shared about their travels and adventures.

Our hosts were perfect:)

Thank you so much for your generous hospitality!


FARO1920

January 2020

Good host.

Thanks for your hospitality and especially for the get together with you and the other guests.
It's always interesting to talk with other RVers.
Too bad you don't have horses anymore !
Thank you FARO


Adventurousfun777

January 2020

Very quiet

Was in in or near the forest,dirt road and very quiet. Hosts were very kind. Thank you


JustbegroovyRV

January 2020

Great Hosta!

Super nice hosts, very accommodating. Didn’t get to spend much time together due to my work schedule, wish we could have gotten to know them better. Nice, quiet property with a good setup. Met some other really cool boondockers we hope to see again. Suffice to say it was another great BW stay!


lunaandtheseekers

January 2020

Fun Hosts!

We really enjoyed our time here and the hosts were really nice and even took Jonas to play basketball with him.
We had an evening with other boondockers and the hosts and shared stories.


judithgelinas

January 2020

Perfect Host

This was our very first stay & I can't praise this host enough ! Peaceful surroundings, electric & water provided, shade or sun, your choice. No sounds of traffic, nor lights to disturb a wonderful nights rest - just Perfect. Thank you !


TheBrunsons

December 2019

There are not enough thank yous!

We were looking for somewhere to stay over Christmas and the hosts not only opened their property to us to boondock (while providing electric and water!) but invited all 6 of us to join them for a Christmas Eve dinner. There are no words to express how wonderful it was to spend the holiday with others, surrounded by Christmas decor that reminded us of our childhood (and families back home). We truly felt like part of the family.

Parking and set up was super easy. The kids loved being able to explore the property. It was quiet and peaceful.

We had an amazing time, and will remember their generosity every time we talk about our RV'ing adventures!

Thanks again - so much!!


Hoth

December 2019

the best boondocker site ever

These people were the most fantastic hosts you could ever ask for. Their hospitality was most enjoyable! This is one place you have to book!!!


Freedom34-39

December 2019

A Calm Place in a Florida Storm

Karl and his wife are wonderful hosts. It was our 1st Boondockers Welcome experience and it couldn't have went better. Their house is in a very peaceful location while still being easily accessible to local towns. We had a great balance of privacy, with the van facing the trees but we were able to chat and interact with our hosts daily. Karl took my wife on a nice morning walk and they even opened their house up to us over some drinks, music and some of their fantastic photography. We had a lovely evening with them and they couldn't have made us feel more welcome. If you are looking for some peace on the road look no further! Thank you!


Hoth

April 2019

Wow, totally wow

This was our first Boondockers Welcome site and are we glad we picked them! The feeling of being with family was so nice. Their conversations were delightful and their overwhelming hospitality was so warming. It was just a pleasure to be here. They have 2 beautiful horses and I am not a horse person so that means a lot.
They invited us to attend a fair with them and sorry to say we had to decline and I am sure it would have been fun. They provided us with water and 30 amps and that was most outstanding.If you need a place to stay, THIS IS THE ONE! Thank you so much for the memories. Hope we get to see you again!


mado

March 2019

Great couple

We past 2 days at their place and it's was like home. We bike 21 miles with them in the hilly country side and it's was wonderfull.
Thank you for everything
Mado


vandownunder

March 2019

Adventure Plus!

We recently stayed for 3 nights as a central spot for visiting local springs. The site was flat, very quiet and dark. On our first night we enjoyed a camp fire with 2 other sets of guests and were very generously invited to a lovely dinner with the hosts and friends another night! Paschal also took us out in his kayaks to see manatees and we joined him and Deb for a walk. Overall our stay was full of adventure and fantastic, generous people!


nextchapter

March 2019

Nextchapter

Great welcoming couple , nice rural setting , great campfire tales with a horses in the background . It is what makes boondocking special meeting kind people like Deb and Pascal . Hope we meet again .


WhereRVToday

March 2019

Best Hosts Ever!

We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay with our hosts. We had an awesome campfire with them and their other guests. It’s so enjoyable to meet other folks from all over the world and hear their stories! Great times! Hope to see them all down the road!


Trekkers

March 2019

We didn’t want to leave

When your hosts are such great people that you want to stay longer ..... This is what you will experience staying here. A quiet country location and evenings with friends around the campfire. Camping at its best.


Campnuts

March 2019

Wonderful hosts

We had a great time at Traveler's Rest, in spite of having some mechanical issues. Paschal and Deb graciously allowed us to stay a little longer than originally planned, until we had it taken care of and could proceed safely.

We had a great time with dinner out, as well as a nice social evening in and good conversations. We enjoyed looking over their photos. Paschal even gave us some great tips on getting better shots with our own camera.

We are really happy to have met this wonderful couple who feel like new friends, and very grateful to have found such a nice, private spot to spend a few days. Plus the area itself is one of the most beautiful in Florida. We loved exploring it!


avavanyo

March 2019

Couldn't ask for a better host!

Though I was there for only 1 night, they made me feel right at home. Offered electrical & water hookup, which I didn't use, but it was SO nice that they offered it. I'm thinking I may just have to come back so I can go kayaking with them!!


zipmartin

March 2019

Wonderful short stay

We had unexpected events change our travel plans so instead of staying the planned 4 nights, we only stayed 1 night. But it was a very pleasurable time. Great hosts with great stories were very accommodating with many helpful hints for us newcomers to boondocking.


nonnagr

February 2019

Wonderful stay!!!!

Wow! What wonderful hosts.! We stayed 4 nights and can say we have become good friends - I know we will see again. We spent time visiting, the guys went birding together and they took us to a endurance horse race that they have been part of. That was really cool! And yet we did our own thing when we wanted. Quiet country atmosphere- just wonderful!


acoughenourjr

January 2019

Great Time

Great place to spend some quiet time in the country.
Paschal and Deb were great hosts, helping us get parked and set up.
Perfect location to explore the surrounding area.
We will definitely be back when in the area.
Thanks Paschal and Deb for being awesome hosts.


Rich-Janelle.Nuding

January 2019

Very friendly, warm and welcoming couple!

Paschal & Deb are very friendly and informative. Loved talking with them about their sport. They were kind enough to invite us to a delicious dinner party that was planed with their friends. Loved the very rural setting and hearing the coyotes at night. I definitely recommend this site for a few day visit. Thank You Paschal & Deb.


teachersonhiatus

January 2019

Where Boondockers are MOST Welcome

We've never felt more a part of a Boondockers Welcome host family! Our hosts and we both really enjoy outdoor activities, so they planned a few to help us enjoy the area, including two kayak trips and a bike trip. We were also invited in for a lovely dinner party with their friends. We had a truly memorable time and more have new friends for life! Thanks so much you guys! You're good people :)


mandigrz

January 2019

Great hosts, quiet location

This was a great stay- the hosts are super friendly and inviting. Lots of room to pull-thru in the front yard, and hooked up to power at no cost. The location is pretty secluded, but it's quiet and peaceful. Exactly what I needed! :) Would definitely recommend this stay if passing through Florida.


BoondockingBakers

January 2019

Nice hosts, lovely location

We arrived in the evening to stay for 1 night before making our way up to check out a local spring the next day. The hosts were welcoming and helped direct us where to park so our van would be evened out. We chatted with them for about an hour or so before tucking in to our van for the evening. We had a quiet, rejuvenating night of sleep and let ourselves out the following morning. Beautiful, hidden location - lots of local wildlife around. Would like to return next time we're in the area.


Jamie.Smith

January 2019

Fun and Relaxing Evening

After reading the glowing reviews, we had high expectations for our overnight stay at Travelers Rest and were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed. Pascal invited us to join him for a glass of wine on the back patio while Deb attended to a sick horse. We were regaled us with stories of endurance horse racing and shown their photography portfolio. What an interesting couple! The property itself was quiet and we had a very relaxing night. We definitely will be back!


Kari2go

December 2018

Fun evening

Enjoyed my one night. Went to dinner with hosts, their friends, and another boondocker. Very friendly. Good spot put away from everything.


Rvingmaine-iacs

December 2018

Nice quiet resting place

Pascal and Debbie were wonderful & friendly hosts.
They invited us out to the back deck for some conversation and we had a great time looking at their photography of horses and stuff, they are very good photographers and loved looking at their portfolios. Thank you for everything


Jrailton

December 2018

Such a hospitable host.

Love ❤️ these hosts. Deb even invited me to join her horselady’s night out on the town.
I spent a lot of time looking through their gorgeous photography.
Thanks Deb and Pascal.


Roving Ronins

November 2018

Wonderful friendly hosts!

We very much enjoyed our stay here! We ended up arriving on Thanksgiving and our hosts graciously invited us to dinner with thier friends :) We had a nice evening along with some other boondockers who'd arrived as well. The location was very quiet and peaceful. We appreciated the good balance between conversations with our hosts, and plenty of privacy to ourselves. We are glad to have found this spot!


redrambo

November 2018

Definitely a travelers rest

We spent one night in this quiet and peaceful horse farm area of rural Florida. The hosts have two beautiful horses and their home is off any main road, so really great for stargazing. We slept well and travelled on the next day although we were invited for Thanksgiving dinner! The hosts are friendly and interesting people...just wish we had stayed a little longer. You can definitely take day trips to springs and Cedar Key. That’s worth a trip. Hope to be back soon...maybe on our way back north. Many thanks 😀😀


TheFourniers

November 2018

Better than perfect!

This was our first time as BoondockersWelcome guests, and these hosts far exceeded our expectations!

We were welcomed warmly, and given a nice, partially shaded spot with an electrical hookup. Our hosts were even kind enough to invite us in for Thanksgiving dinner!

We would highly recommend these hosts, and would stay again in a heartbeat!

Thanks, sodakryder! :-)


LoversRV

September 2018

Wonderful host!

Paschal and Debbie were really friendly, welcoming and helpful! We had an excellent stay at their place and they helped us a lot in everything that we were planning/doing. I highly recommend these host if you visit Rapid City area. Thanks again for everything!


Personal References (1)

DonQuixote83160

September 2018

Newbies

My wife and I are new to full time rving.
We have never been here but are
looking forward to a pleasant stay.