We are recently retired educators - Mike - Director of Operations and Transportation; Shelly - Middle School Administration. Enjoying life outdoors - enjoying hikes, riding bicycles and motorcycles, and soaking in sunrises and sunsets.
We enjoy anything that is old and original. We love the simple life and enjoy helping others and finding new friends to travel and have great conversation with. Mike is a car guy and a handiman and we have both dabbled in woodworking. Shelly loves photography and finding inspirational quotes to attach to nature's beauty.
Anywhere in nature's glory.
2017 black Ford Transit Van. Also, a black 5'x 8' enclosed trailer for bikes and motorcycle; with the trailer we are 30 ft long; without the trailer, we are 20 ft long.
They were wonderful guests. Clean, good communicators, and left absolutely no trace of their visit
Love these folks, they are great guests. Welcome them to your boondock area any time for a great encounter of wonderful people.
Very nice couple with a great outlook on life. Traveling to the south Florida area, they stopped over for a brief stay. Would love to see them on an annual basis during their snowbird travels.
Nice couple with whom we enjoyed visiting. Good guests.
LiveBigSmall were great guests. We enjoyed our conversations with them and would enjoy hosting them again.
We love hosting this couple ,wish they could’ve stayed longer. We had a wonderful connection with them. I’m sure we will meet up again sometime in our travel.
We met xx as he was heading out for the weekend. Told us about the town and the road north. We walked all over The town and it was great. Saw the Ship come in last night and leave this morning. It’s great fun exploring . We’re going to go up The road north. Thank you!
Thank to LiveBigSmall for offering this no frills spot to park and stay near the Ludington ferry. No stress on catching the morning ferry.
Couldn’t have worked better for a one-night stop after early evening (7:30pm) disembarkation from SS Badger, the cross-Lake Michigan ferry. Met our LiveBigSmall hosts briefly as we unhitched, wonderful reception. Plenty of room for our 50 ft (truck + trailer total) rig. Could have stayed hitched up, but due to darkness falling, we unhitched and drove the short distance to the main drag for dinner. Hosts suggested Jamesport Brewery, which looked really good, but 30+ min wait, so we went a block to Timber’s. Great food, excellent service. Many thanks to our hosts, maybe we’ll cross paths again someday!?
Quick to respond and nice communication. In town location was easy to find and fairly level. A little street noise but not to bad. Would definitely recommend host and his location for a stop over.
We were able to explore Ludington with ease from this spot. Town is easy to walk or bike to. The hosts were very gracious and came over to chat with us today. Would definitely stay here again.
What a perfect getaway to one of our favorite towns. This is a paved drive so easy stay. Very close to town. Owners were full of helpful tips and just delightful. Thanks for helping us out on this leg of the trip!
Mike was a great host. He helped us out while we had to get a new camper. Definitely recommend.
Great location to rest the night while visiting Stearns Beach Pk, good restaurants, Ludington St Pk and watching the Badger ship come and go to Wisconsin.
This is a very nice spot 1 block from a marina & walking distance to downtown. The super-friendly hosts went out of their way to come meet us & offered many helpful tips about the area. We had a quiet, restful night & enjoyed our stay here very much.
We didn't get a chance to meet our host due to a busy holiday weekend for both of us.
Great town and park and beaches. The spot was mostly level, safe area along a busy road. Good for a sleeping and spend day elsewhere. Hosts we're easy to communicate by text and lovely to visit with and good suggestions.
I arrived at 7pm getting off of the SS Badger ferry. It was great to have a set place to go that was not far.
Charming couple that met me at check in. Chatted and received some local pointers. Perfect location for exploring downtown Ludington literally a few blocks away. State Park is a amazing about 12 miles away. Parking spot is perfect for a van. Level concrete pad. Safe and quiet once traffic dies down a bit. I recommend this BW host!
The hosts were fantastic! Welcoming and accommodating. Thank you so much!
Hosts were very generous when my wife was not feeling well, and the night before had us out to visit with them. Nice little Boondock with some great sights right nearby.
My family and I traveled to area for short weekend stay. Host was very knowledgeable of area and have us information for free dump/water.
Great spot, close to downtown, and Stearns Park at the beach. We walked the breakwater to the lighthouse and on return were blessed to see an eagle catch a fish and land in a big cottonwood tree in the beach parking lot. Many other attractions, and outdoor adventures nearby. Enjoyed sharing travel stories with our hosts.
The hosts provided a perfect place for us to stay one night before we got on the ferry the next morning. It is five blocks from the dock.
The next morning they met us at the dock during their morning walk. Very kind and lovely, traveling folks. We could have visited with them about their adventures all day!
Mike & Shelly, thank you for the stay and the map of Ludington State Park. We were so exhausted from hiking all over that we didn’t get a chance to enjoy a night by the fire. Mike was great when we tripped the beaker because we had a bad adapter. A quick stop to the hardware store and we were back in business! Wish we could have stayed longer to get to know Mike and Shelly better but we are on a pretty tight schedule this time around. Great couple!!! Great stay. Quiet at night. A+
This is the second stay with this couple for us. We really enjoy the area with the great beaches and beautiful State park near by. Ludington is a great little town with a lot of character. Thank you LiveBigSmall for a great time. We will see you again in the fall.
Warehouse parking that we enjoyed! Right next to the marina. There was a small park just a short walk away. Hosts were great and pointed us to Ludington State Park which was only a 15 minute drive! So many hiking trails, and even a dog beach. We asked the people around us and let ours off leash. Things still moving slow due to COVID. Free RV dump at the town’s water treatment facility was awesome! No potable water, but flush water! Thank you for a lovely stay!