29 years Married. Enjoy National Parks, camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, wilderness. I am always looking for the next adventure. I have a degree in Forestry from Southern Illinois University, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan. I currently work as the Director of Environmental Permitting at an electric and gas utility company. My wife is a stay at home mom who just started a travel blog www.publiclandstraveler.com
Fairly handy, no formal training.
We have two yellow labs, but they don't travel with us.
Crown Point, IN
Brian72, his family, and the dog spend the night at the pond near the dock. They came in late at night but were super respectful of our time and kept me updated throughout the day. They are welcome anytime.
Tall Oaks was quiet and terrific all around. Our host was helpful and wonderful. We are grateful for a nice stay.
The hosts were very kind and inviting. Communication before our arrival made it easy to to find the location and back into the driveway. It felt like entering a European park. The tastefully landscaped property provided seclusion and solitude.
At night it was completely silent and dark. We enjoyed our stay and hope so reconnect at some point in the future.
Thank you for your hospitality.
Very gracious host with a beautiful setting. Close to Indiana dunes and Chicago. Offered electricity, but we did not need. Thank you for hosting us.
We we comfy and cozy at this beautiful spot :) thank you for the hospitality!
Two girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Tall Oaks. What a pleasant stay! Brian greeted us upon our arrival and assisted me in backing in to the perfect spot. He was so friendly and accommodating. He even used his own outdoor rug to prevent us from tracking mud into the motorhome. Every family member of his greeted us with a friendly wave and ‘hello’. Even the dogs were friendly and so well behaved! The property is beautiful and peaceful. Brian, Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
I thought I had already left a reference for Tall Oaks But it doesn’t show up so I will try again. This was a perfectly idyllic location, and the hosts were wonderful. Brian met me as I pulled in and guided me to a nice level location under the “tall oaks.” I took advantage of his power and water, and had a very quiet, peaceful night. His two dogs were so friendly and I enjoyed watching him exercise them with a frisbee. Such a beautiful neighborhood, and a beautiful home and yard. My Sprint air card and Verizon phone both had good service.
Great host in a quiet neighborhood. Helped us get set up in an alternate spot due to a thunderstorm. Quick overnight for us, wish we had more time to spend there.
Tall Oaks was a wonderful stay for us as we passed though the NW corner of Indiana. Everything looks just as it does in the pictures and our hosts we most gracious to us. It was only our second ever BW experience and it was fantastic!
Such wonderful hosts and family. Made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Beautiful location!! Private, peaceful, park like setting. Parked tucked beneath tall oak trees. Very nice neighborhood where we were able to get a 3 mile walk in after our long drive. Location is on the edge of a historic district, lovely town square housing restaurants and shopping. So convenient to Indiana Dunes National Park, 40 minutes from the visitor center. Would definitely return!!
Had a great night stay at this location. Very nice property and welcoming hosts.
We really appreciated the quick response from Brian72 to work out our stay in Indiana as we were visiting a parent in the medical center nearby. The location was perfect and the accommodations were well above our expectations. Brain72 was super helpful getting our camper backed in to the spot.
We would highly recommend this host for your stay.
Being on the road for 2 weeks now, this location made me really miss home. We have very similar neighborhood and set up. Well maintained yard and everything is so lovely.
Not easy to back in as a 40 footer. The host will probably change the requirements. Still highly recommended for any RV that would fit.
This was an amazing first BDW stay for us! Beautiful area and spot. We haven’t been out in quite a while and I wondered how backing up would go, but it was super easy here for our little rig. Our dog Erma loved her time with their pups. Our solar battery was being questionable, so having a 15 amp cord left out for us provided peace of mind. Enjoyed having the chance to talk with our hosts a bit! Would have liked to have heard more about where their lives have taken them. Will be watching for additions to the new travel blog one of the hosts started!
Had a great stay at Brian's. He had a great setup, and he met me outside to help me back in. Great Host!
The pandemic has made meeting new people not impossible, but challenging. This is sometimes especially true with Boondockers Welcome hosts. Add thunderstorms to the mix and you get what happened to us yesterday afternoon. We were able to exchange pleasantries, pet the dogs, plug in and the rain arrived.
Our hosts have an extremely nice place to park under huge Oaks and enjoy their property, complete with fire ring and comfortable chairs or a screened in gazebo.
Regardless, we enjoyed a very quiet restful evening. Highly recommended. We’re most grateful for our time with them and hope to see them again under better circumstances.
We had a wonderful stay at Tall Oaks, a good stop not too far from Chicago, and our host was so welcoming, right from the get go. He helped us back in, shared electric, water, and lots of information about RVing. We loved his sweet dogs and spacious property and would love to come back again!
Very nice spot to stay the night. Very quiet neighborhood and pleasant setting.
Even though Brian and his family had plans to take off early, they still let us stay in their beautiful spot. Brian greeted us and helped my husband back in the drive. He offered for us to get veggies out of the garden and to use the relaxing fire pit area.
We talked gear, and got some great tips about other free camping spots. Brian's wife also was nice and came out to say hi (Even though she was busy getting ready for their trip). Would love to stay here again. We hadn't thought about it being a holiday weekend and were very grateful for a place to rest after the 7 hrs on the hwy.
Brian was very hospitable and worked to make sure our stay was great. His dog, Goldie, was super cute, well behaved, and very friendly. The property was very well landscaped in a quiet suburban community at the end of a road. The site does require a long back in, but its level and paved. I would recommend this spot to all travelers. Thanks Brian for a great stay!!
We spent a night at Tall Oaks. The site was great for our small motor home. A large fifth wheel could have a more difficult time backing in. Our night was unusual in that there was a tornado warning. Brian72 sought us out to let us know we could join them in their basement if needed. Fortunately we didn’t have to. He did have 15 amp service although our motor home would trip the breaker and we had to go without electricity. Would the neighborhood is very nice.
First I’m sorry I didn’t leave this review before! Haha My dog and I spent a few days here and boy did we love it! Beautiful location. My dog DUKE had a blast with their dog playing. Brian was so kind and even offered us electricity to keep warm. Again thank you so much for your kindness!
What a delightful location and such gracious hosts. We love it,
We would certainly recommend this location .
Brian and his family were gracious enough to let us park our camper at their location while we visited our son in Chicago. What a lovely family. Sorry we didn't have the chance to visit with them more.
Brian72 warmly welcomed us to the beautiful property. They we're very accommodating and offered we use their pavilion and other amenities they had available. Such a friendly family and they're dog was so sweet. Thanks!
Our host were wonderful and made us feel right at home at their beautiful property. Plenty of space for our RV and toad. Very peaceful night’s rest before getting back on the road. Highly recommend Tall Oaks!
Very nice and save neighborhood for a short visit. Brian and Kim give us a warm welcome on there beautiful (huge) property. Overall it was a pleasant and quiet stay and the hosts were easy to talk to, very kind and more then helpful to us. 100% recommended!