prettymonarch

Age: 65+

Member since August 2012

We are retired; love camping in our Trek; friendly & enjoy hearing other camping tales. We have no pets; non-smokers; both work part time & stay very busy!

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Love the idea of boondocking as we have found many campgrounds too often are overpriced and frequently can't accommodate rigs over 30', especially if you also have a pull behind. We are not full-timers; so could readily accommodate others on our property for one or two nights. However, we do have to limit to "One at a time". We want to be your host/hostess and make your stay perfect, so as a bonus, you don't even have to do dry camping - we can offer you 30 or 50 amp power; a dumping station - and water & Wi-Fi!

Our place is located on the west side of Ann Arbor, MI - home of the University of Michigan and the Wolverines.

Ann Arbor offers the annual Art Fair; multiple theaters; a variety of attractions and near by are three major hospitals; University of Michigan, including Kellogg Eye, Mott's Childrens; Cardiovascular and Geriatric Centers; The V.A. Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital.

We are conveniently located - 35 miles west of Detroit; 40 miles north of Toledo; 45 miles southeast of Lansing and 35 miles east of Jackson

Frank & Bonnie

Skills & Expertise to Share

Hubby is very mechanically inclinded! As for the wife - I'm a computer geek; love crafting and thrift shops!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

we haven't done any previous boondocking before - except the infamous Walmart lot & truck stops.

There is still so much more to see...........We're still venturing out in all directions -

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prettymonarch's Rig

We have a Class A - 2003 32' Safari Trek with one slide out. Love it! Often pull a small (10' X 12') enclosed trailer for our motorcycle & exra gear. (It's a quiet touring bike - a 2006 Honda Gold Wing). Otherwise we pull behind a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid. (photo to be added later)

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Ann Arbor, MI, US
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References from Guests (6)

The Cicimed

August 2017

Great conversation!

We had a great conversation with our hosts upon our arrival, they provided us with water and 30 amp electric which we really appreciate. They were very welcoming and made sure we got all we needed, the area is very quiet and safe, close to Ann Arbor and we even took a day trip to Detroit. We'll definitely stop by again if in the area.


LanceandJulie

September 2016

Wonderful Hosts!

We stayed at this lovely couple's place last night, and had a wonderful experience. We arrived in the dark, and they helped direct us into the driveway. They had water, electric, and Wi-Fi for us to use, which was so nice. They have a beautiful yard with lots of space for our children to run and play. They were so friendly and hospitable. Would love to stay with our new friends again sometime!


Ramblitude

September 2016

Recommended!

Despite our last minute boondocking request and after dark arrival, Bonnie and Frank welcomed us warmly. Very convenient spot for exploring all that the area has to offer. Highly recommended!


tinydandelionseed

September 2015

A Tree Town Treat to stay here!

Bonnie and Frank are wonderful. They were incredibly welcoming, talked with us and invited us in for some delicious iced tea and snacks, offered electric, water and wifi, and made an effort to communicate before and throughout our stay. They live in a quiet neighborhood, in a lovely house with a large driveway to fit our fifth wheel which Frank helped Scott back in - no problem. The location is only about 10 minutes from Ann Arbor and easily accessible from the highway. There's a great German restaurant practically just around the corner - Metzger's - thanks for the recommendation!! This was our only Boondockers Welcome stay in Michigan and it was awesome. Bonnie - I LOVED the butterflies! Thanks so much.


Cruisefx

August 2015

All the comforts of home and gracious hosts

Our gracious hosts provided a wonderful spot to boondock in Ann Arbor with all the amenities of home plus a little bit of wildlife when the deer came prancing through their property. This was one of our highlights of our tour of Michigan. There is plenty of space for any size RV at this quiet location. Having the opportunity to use a sewage dump is a bonus for any boondocker. We hope that we can boondock again at prettymonarch's home before long. Cruisefx


Aussies

August 2015

Safari Treks forever

We stayed 2 nights at this pretty property.We share a love of TREKS, travelling, and having a good time. A meal, bottle of wine,travel stories and life experiences were shared with our very friendly and delightful hosts. Definately a great boondocking spot and 2 more wonderful people to add to the list of folk we have met in USA. Thanks so much prettymonach.