Mabuhay

Age: 65+

Member since November 2018

Retired military/professional

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The Mrs. and I live on a acre of land (fenced) in rural north central Florida lakeside. We are both retired. We recently purchased a 5th wheel after maybe a 12 year hiatus from camping. We have several friends who RV/camp and their stories seduced us back.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am retired military, an engineer and Human Resources director. My wife is a retired Dental Assistant. I try to maintain everything I own. 2 cars, a truck, a cabin cruiser, a 5th wheel, a lawn tractor, various power equipment, our home and property. I am very busy. I thought I had retired. I have a tool garage with a lifetime accumulation of tools. I am more than happy to lend you tools or "turn to" with you.

Mabuhay's Pets

Yes. Two elderly basset hounds. They are friendly. We intend to travel with them.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We are heading north for the summer. Plan to go up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stops in Virginia, Pennsylvania and finally basing at lifelong friends home in northern Michigan for maybe a month. We purchased a 5th wheel last fall after a 12 year hiatus from camping.

Mabuhay's Hometown

Melrose, Florida

Mabuhay's Guest Details

Mabuhay's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

25 feet long

Ford F-250 6.0L diesel, Keystone Cougar 5th wheel completely self contained.

Mabuhay's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

Mabuhay Has 1 Host Location

Melrose, Florida

Melrose, FL, US
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Mabuhay's References (27)

References from Hosts (8)

gladmar

July 2019

Return trip

Very glad Mabuhay were able to stop by on their way home. If you have the chance welcome these fine folks and Darby and Clyde. Always welcome back.


Vrijheid

July 2019

Short stay.

Mabuhay and their 2 pups stayed with us only 1 night on their way home. We did have a pleasant talk for about an hour and it was a shame that they had to move on the next day. We would have been happy to have them stay longer as they seemed like a very nice couple. We hope to visit them at their host location in the future.


Lake_Huron

July 2019

Great Guests!

We enjoyed having them, they are the type of guests everyone would like to have, kind & respectful people:-)
I enjoyed watching their two basset hounds they are a hoot!


DebbieJean

June 2019

Delightful Guests

We enjoyed having Hal and Cecile stay with us. We look forward to our next adventure when our paths cross again.


daklein

June 2019

Nice guests

We had a nice time talking, and the bassett hounds are great slow moving entertainment. Have a good trip, and hope to see you again.


gladmar

June 2019

New Friends

Easy to have around. Nice conversations and very good wine. Hope you make it back here on your return home. Darby and Clyde may need another grass break. Hope to see you soon.


Scott-Debbie

June 2019

You meet the nicest people.

You couldn’t ask for a more kind couple to visit you. If only everyone we meet in life were as kind and appreciative. How refreshing to meet people enjoying life away from home. Enjoyed their two companions as well.
May your journeys be blessed!


jvickrey

June 2019

Welcome anytime

Sorry we missed you. Thanks for your kind reference. If your travels bring you this way again please do stop again.


References from Guests (19)

Suemur

November 2019

Very pretty

Thank you guys so much . Very easy to find (especially with the paved road!) . Hal was helpful when we were setting up and even provided his set of blocks for us to use. Then they provided a lovely happy hour on the veranda complete with wine. We were only there for one night but hope to return and explore the area. Maybe the sand cranes will be there next time!


ChasingSolaris

October 2019

Amazing stay, amazing hosts!

Mabuhay is the perfect getaway, Hal and Cecille are simply a joy to talk to.
We were welcomed as guests and left as friends!
The location is super quiet, and gorgeous views. We sat both nights on the veranda and enjoyed the glorious sunsets over the lake and spotting wildlife.
We both urge anyone that's passing to stop by and visit the friendliest and most welcoming people in Florida!
If you get the chance, Hal's pate and salsa are legendary!
We wanted to stay longer with this amazing couple, unfortunately our itinerary calls!
Thank you both so very much for your hospitality and friendship!


wafcaf27

May 2019

Mabuhay Perfect!

Our hosts were the perfect hosts for not only our first time boondocking, but our first time camping. They have a lovely property on a lake and invited us to watch the sunset over the lake with them. We were invited to hook into their water and electric and allowed us to use our Predator generator. Their Bassett hounds were very friendly to us. We were made to feel very welcomed.


Tom094

May 2019

Peaceful

Enjoyed our stay with two very nice people who went out of their way to make us comfortable . A beautiful place to see birds and other wildlife. Made new friends. Will be going back. Thank you!


howard+heart

April 2019

Splendid.

Hal and Cecille are terrific hosts and incredible accommodating. We'll plan to see then 2X each year.


nextchapter

April 2019

Nextchapter

It was very nice to watch the sunset from the porch and talk about the days events with Hal , a kind considerate host thanks Hal for the security of your home hope to meet again .


Bill B

April 2019

Stay with Fritz

We had a wonderful visit and stay with our host. We stayed two nights giving us time to visit St Augustine and then continue our journey. Both evenings we enjoyed seeing sunset over the lake and conversations with our great hosts


LaurieA

March 2019

Left as friends

A big shout out and thank you to Fitz and his wife. We enjoyed our time at this lovely location. Friz’s and Tony shared lots of great stories about their adventures. We will be back to visit our new friends.


summerbounder

March 2019

Another great stay!

H and C were again very kind to us and we thoroughly enjoyed the conversations we had on their deck watching the sunsets. We will definitely return if we head back up this way. Thanks again folks :)


summerbounder

February 2019

Wonderful hosts!

We had a great time here, excellent conversation, generous hosts, will return again!


Bakerschest

February 2019

Perfect getaway

We stayed here on our first night in Florida and now again on our last night. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with the hosts and their 2 dogs. From all the boondocking spots we stayed this one is definitely in the top 3!


Rich+Trudy

February 2019

Excellent

Hal was an amazing host providing all the comforts, with beautiful sunsets!!!


reddyk

February 2019

Very gracious hosts

A beautiful property on a lake, but what made our stay special, was the friendliness and gracious attitudes of our hosts and our small beagle enjoyed playing with Darley and Clydesdale, the resident Bassett Hounds. At sunset we relaxed on their raised back porch watching the sun set over the lake.


Johan and Loes

February 2019

One of our nicest places!

We travel every year a few months and do a lot of boondocking. On that way we hope to learn more about the USA and hope to met nice people. We had so a fantastic stay by Celline and Hal. Feel likes we knew them a long time. Had nice talkings on their great terras with wonderful view. Join them to church and had a meal together. Wish we could stay longer but wants to see more in the area. Hope to see these great hosts a next time when we come in USA. God bless!


Trekkers

February 2019

One of the few truly quiet lakeside places around!

Wonderful Boondockers Welcome new hosts. Our group is lucky that such an hospitable couple will share their quiet rural lakeside home with those of us travelling in Florida. We asked to arrive a day early but a flat tire had us arriving the next day. We were invited to share their sunset view from the deck then moved indoors as it got later. We asked to stay an extra night - and they let us. This led to us going out for dinner together to see a neighbouring town.
If you love nature and friendly folks, you should visit Melrose!


Allison

January 2019

Absolutely fantastic!

Host were extremely hospitality! Great place to spend a night and day. They shared their home and beautiful sunset over lake with me, as well as wine, and even homemade guacamole. And their two Basset Hounds were friendly and majestic.
I couldn’t have ask for more. Great spot and wonderful host!


Tigerpilots

January 2019

Gorgeous sunset over the pond!

Our host was in touch with us in a very timely fashion and greeted us upon our arrival. We had fun sharing rv stories. What a beautiful spot complete with dancing sand hill cranes!


Chagan976

December 2018

My stay with Friz at Melrose

The hosts were extremely hospitable, even sharing a glass of wine with me while we sat on their deck and watched the sand hill cranes dance about and the sun set.


Bakerschest

December 2018

Tranquil

We stayed here one night and wished we stayed longer. After staying at several boondocking places we have to say that this was the best one. Beautiful property, wonderful welcoming hosts and lovely dogs. On our way back we will try staying here again.