Rick and I raised a family of six children while we pursued a career in education. After 30 plus years, we have retired and we are loving it. We choose to say we are renewed, not retired. We live on a 20 acre hobby farm in North West South Carolina. We are close to white water rafting, the appalachian trail, and national forests. I'm a master gardener and grow as much of our food as possible along with lots and lots of flowers. We have also developed a line of goldendoodles and have two to three litters a year of health tested, temperament tested puppies. The parents are therapy dogs that work in local hospitals, schools and assisted care facilities. Between the dogs, our growing family, the farm, and our outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and kayaking, we stay pretty busy.
Our favorite way to travel is in our RV. We take our standard poodle Honey and travel far and wide across the US. We always seek out boondocking opportunities. We do not care for the "resort" type rv camping. We are so used to living out with no neighbors that we seek out remote places with as few campers as possible. Our favorite trips are to natural areas such as Zion, Brice, the upper penninsula of Michigan or anywhere else where we can get out and hike, bike kayak and enjoy the National parks. We sometimes find it difficult to travel with the dogs as so many places, such as many of the national parks, do not allow dogs.
We are real novices when it comes to RVing. We are good in the woods and spent the first 25 years of our marriage back packing and camping with the kids. Mechanics we are not but we can cook just about anything on an open fire.
Birding, wildflowers, woods skills, anything to do with dogs are our expertise. Rick is a civil war historian and loves to share his knowledge.
Anywhere that is out in nature. The more remote the better.
34 foot Winnebego Ventura 1997. We got a good deal on it with only 60,000 miles. We find it does not like to go up to many mountains and we are thinking about trading up.