lphickey

Age: 30-45

Member since February 2019

River front adventure

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We are currently living in a camper due to the flooding after Hurricane Florence and have really started to fall in love with the RV lifestyle. We are currently unable to travel but in the next year we would like to start to take 2 to 3 trips a year across the country.

My husband and I would travel with 2 young children and 2 older dogs and take advantage of our ability to take our house with us where ever we go.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am a full time accountant and tax preparer and my husband is the property manager for our rental properties.

Between the two of us we can build anything and report it properly to the IRS. Beginning to end.

lphickey's Pets

We have Buddy, an 10 year old lab mix , and Claire, a 9 year old rat terrier mix.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have only boondocked on emergency and did it on a whim. We evacuated from Burgaw, NC during Hurricane Florence and boondocked in two Walmart Parking lots in Virginia and North Carolina. Both locations we were able to meet both fellow evacuees and linemen waiting to go in to help restore power. Maybe not the greatest of circumstances but we met some great people.

lphickey's Hometown

We live on the Northeast Cape Fear River and call Burgaw, NC home.

lphickey Has 1 Host Location

River Front Adventure

Burgaw, NC, US
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lphickey's References (16)

References from Guests (16)

JimMaine

December 2019

Sharing Couple Sharing Space

This rustic boondock site provided a quiet getaway from the busy highways. The location is 1 mile down a dirt road, so go slow. The host couple is in the midst of renovating their space after a 25' flood of the adjacent river. They have a wealth of experience on tiny house construction and RV maintenance. We were provided 30 power to get our batteries recharged. We use Verizon wireless which was sketchy at this location. My phone Google Pixel 3A worked fine, my wife's Samsung 8 struggled. Good experience as we explore using cell signals on the road. Very helpful and friendly hosts.


RelaxRN

December 2019

Great Hosts

Our host met us to guide us in. Great location to Topsail Island. The little girls and dogs were friendly. Having an rv dump electric and water were a great help. They invited us to dinner but we weren't available. If you are in this area we recommend staying here.


Nomad-Macks

December 2019

Beautiful primitive site with hook ups!

Had an enjoyable short stay with Iphickey. We toured his property on the riverfront and saw the progress being made on his “little house” with the cypress he harvests and mills himself. Took advantage of his kind offer of 30 amp power, which was clean. We weren’t in need of the dump station he was also willing to make available. The drive in along the hard-packed dirt road was no challenge, and even my inexperience backing my 35’ fifth wheel didn’t hinder me from getting into or out of the spot he guided me to.

My sincere thanks for accepting our very last minute request to stay. An earnest, kind, and self sufficient individual we had the good fortune of meeting.


KristieG

December 2019

Very Welcoming Family

What an amazing family! They were incredibly welcoming and helpful. The kids were so sweet and kept my dogs occupied well into the evening. Weather was nice enough that we enjoyed some conversation and time around the fire as well.

Unfortunately my internet was spotty and I was unable to stay as long as I had planned. My phone worked just fine, but since I work from the road I had to continue my journey after just one night. (Verizon)

Matt was so helpful, aired up my tires before taking off, provided some tips with some RV maintenance I need to complete. Meeting people and families just like these are why I do boondockers welcome.

Thank you for opening up your home to me and showing me around. I appreciate your generosity and wish you and your family only the best!


SerenaNomada

November 2019

La tranquillité dans la etre brut

Nice place, Nice peuple. But we bad to leave Because of our betting system default


Lagarde

November 2019

Super nice

Great host, great family, wish we could stay more, feels like we were visiting family! Hope to see you guys again. Mark and Kim xxxx


TLC

November 2019

Accommodating fellow RVers is a priority

The couple that created River Front Adventure are great to share their property with fellow RVers. They let us know a few days ahead of time that our visit was going to coincide with the unexpected early arrival of their new baby. Most people would probably cancel incoming guests in a case like this, but not these two. Amazing. We were welcomed and helped onto the property before they dashed off to the hospital; they even sent a relative the next day to make sure we had everything we needed! We spent one lovely down-time day catching up on home projects and relaxing. Then spent the next day at nearby Kure Beach attending the Cape Fear Kite Fest. River Front Adventure is a relaxing away-from-it-all location easily accessible to any size rig. The mile-long road off the highway is compacted sand that appears smooth, but is actually pretty bumpy unless you take your time and take it slow. Backing our 40' motorhome was a bit challenging but, thankfully, hubby is a master when it comes to backing. Our only regret is that we didn't get to know this family and their pups as well as we desired. We'll have to make a point of crossing paths in the future so we can do just that.


hadandlinds

October 2019

Easy, peaceful spot

We are staying at a lot of RV parks on our trip, so I always appreciate the opportunity to be on open property and not in rows! We just stopped over one night on a travel day, but my kids really enjoyed playing out here, it was peaceful, and it was nice to have electric hook-ups and not need our generator at all. There are nice tall trees all around in addition to the river. They had options for water and to dump if needed. The owners have a lot of projects going-- we appreciated seeing their resourcefulness and ingenuity from rewiring kids' Power Wheels to building a tiny home. One of the dogs is territorial so be sure your own is ok being inside if you are traveling with a pet. We enjoyed Wilmington, NC on our way here-- Cape Fear Museum and some great playgrounds/parks as well as a Trader Joe's.


ajbowman

October 2019

Riverside

Spent 3 nights while doing day trips to Southport & Jacksonville. Very nice family. Matthew even gave us a boat ride on the Cape Fear river. All you need for boondocking.


MeAgainAt41

August 2019

A little piece of paradise!

This was our very first BW experience, and my goodness! The hosts were very gracious and helpful, and patient with this newbie. Their girls and my kids played wonderfully together, and their dogs were so fun to have around. The property is beautiful and peaceful!


bmozingo

June 2019

Mr B

We stayed only for a few hours for the Blueberry Festival and took off to the beach.

Super nice couple!!! We might visit again.


nextchapter

April 2019

Nextchapter

Refreshing to stay with this young family who got hit hard by Hurricane Florence despite all the work involved they very helpful and positive their kids were wonderful also great evening fires etc
Thanks to Matthew, Loraine , and Wes for making us feel welcome hope to see them all again soon , whether north or south.


ElliWolfgang

April 2019

Very nice and friendly hosts

Quiet location on the riverside. Would like to stay longer, but were on travel through ...
Thank you!


cgantzer

March 2019

Fun and family friendly

We spent 2 nights with our hosts. Very nice and friendly family. My kids had a great time playing with their kids. Hung out at a bonfire both nights. Would stay again.


Gallets

March 2019

Nice people

As described in there listing.


Fantasias Unplugged

February 2019

Quick Stop

We needed a quick stop over and they were very accommodating. Road in is rough in spots but wide and just fine if you take it slow. We missed the turn around and Matthew and another neighbor were there to help us negotiate. Everyone was very friendly and we were disappointed to turn down a hang at their fire, as we were exhausted. Would definitely stop back on our way through again.