Travlngary

Age: 65+

Member since April 2012

Retired military, USAF. Age; mid 60s.

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I enjoy traveling and meeting others. I enjoy hosting/meeting people from other areas. I live in the country outside a small town 30 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas. Within a half hour drive you have access to a wonderful historical and culturally diverse city. In San Antonio you can get foods from all over the world. There are lots of theme parks, theaters and historical things to see while visiting the city.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Love classic cars, riding motorcycles and woodworking. I have a small shop where I build picture frames and other small stuff.

Travlngary's Pets

Not at the moment.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Most anywhere in southern Utah or any mountain.

Travlngary's Hometown

Floresville is a small agricultural town with an old courthouse on the square as well as a few antique shops, an old downtown section and newer grocery stores including a super Wal-Mart.

Travlngary's Guest Details

Travlngary's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

28 feet long

I recently purchased a new (2016) 28 ft Mallard travel trailer (has two slides)that I pull behind my 2016 Ford F-150 crew cab truck.

Travlngary's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

Travlngary Has 1 Host Location

Cool-o-Rado

Bayfield, CO, US
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Travlngary's References (51)

References from Hosts (7)

Norm

November 2017

very nice place and people

We spent a couple days there and enjoyed a great experience with them, sharing good travel stories! A great place and charming people!


DannyB1954

February 2017

Good guy

Was nice to have them visit


Beast

January 2017

highly recommend

Travlngary was very nice & pleasent. Got to meet his dad who lived close who came by to see his new rig. Would recommend this traveler to any boondocker. Beast


Marianne

June 2014

It was so much fun!

Gary, Val, Maggie (and Fred, the dog) were exemplary guests but we wouldn't have expected any less: they had shown us the true meaning of Texas hospitality when we stayed with them in 2013 and we were happy for the chance to reciprocate. Since they've been such advocates of Boondockers Welcome, we wanted them to meet Anna (the behind-the-scenes but very important member of the BDW admin team) and they ended up meeting the whole family. The grand kids loved them and I believe fun was had by all!!


american-traveler

June 2014

Lovely folks to have around

Gary, Val, their friend Maggie and the dog Fred stayed at our place for two nights. What a lovely company they were! We toured the island and it "rocked". (They will know what I mean). Fred is such a well behaved dog, he and Molly recognized each other and are the best of buddies. I sincerely hope we will meet again in the future. Always welcome here!


blrees

June 2014

Great Folks

We had a great visit with Gary, Val and Maggie. Though here just one night, we hope to run into them again down the road!


mamie94

June 2014

Wonderful Experience !

Gary , Val, Maggie, and Fred (the dog) ,stayed with us for one night. It was a pleasure having them and we only wish that we had more time with them. It was great meeting all of them and we hope they return when they are passing through our area again. !! We wish them many great traveling days ahead. Denise & Rich


References from Guests (44)

CindyHartsfield

September 2018

Another Great Stay!

This is the second time and the second place I’ve stayed with Travingary. Both were great experiences. One in Texas and now in Colorado. Absolutely loved both times. Gary makes the process as simple as possible and is a GREAT host. Hope to see you again soon, Maybe even in Florida at my place!!! :). Thank You Thank You!!!!!


mollybmolly

August 2018

A real treasure; special host and special,place!

This was my first visit to the Rockies and frankly I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure what hauling a 30ft. Fifth wheel would be like and it was not that easy! Long and short of it, I changed my plans three times at least between when I first requested and when I arrived! Gary was flexible and understanding. When I finally got to his place; I was so happy I came! It was just what I needed. Wild, safe, friendly and so, so beautiful! I asked if I could stay the weekend and Gary agreed. He showed me a great hike, and suggested some day trips. Well worth the trip! Thanks Gary!


GaRoadrunner

July 2018

Cool spot to relax or explore.

Our host was very accommodating and we sat on his deck and had some good conversations about all kinds of traveling experiences.. He had two different spots to park, we chose the grassy area behind his house. The location is kind of remote but close enough to Durango to make day trips. There is a huge reservoir and some off road mountain trails nearby to explore. We had beautiful weather with nice temperatures at night to sleep by. Would highly recommend if your looking for a peaceful and laid back location.


MarkG

May 2018

Welcoming host

Gary is a kind, respectful and courteous host. I met some of his friends/neighbors and everyone made it a highlight of my journey. I'm thankful to have met them all.


Ron+Ruthie

April 2018

So very patient and helpful!

Gary deserves the most patient boondockers host award. After arriving a few days after our original planned arrival date, and then our truck breaking down once we got there, he was so gracious in letting us stay till the truck was fixed. Not only that, but he even recommended a great local mechanic who did an awesome job. We had everything we needed, and it was in a beautiful location not far from San Antonio (which we thoroughly enjoyed our time in!) We definitely recommend Gary as a host.


Alandjustine

April 2018

Most excellent host.

Gary and Maggie were amazing. They helped us out at very short notice. They're easy going and lovely people, in a peaceful location close to San Antonio. We hope we can return the favour one day.


CindyHartsfield

April 2018

Great beginning for me and Boondockerswelcome!

Gary was wonderful! Shared great experiences and a most welcoming atmosphere. I hope to also boondock at his cabin in Colorado later this year. Great place to stay and see San Antonio.


MarkG

March 2018

Gracious host

Gary was very hospitable. It was a pleasure getting to know him and his friends. A quiet street and a great location. 100%


Garyneets

March 2018

Another great visist

Another great stay.. even though we were late, he was waiting... will be sorry when he sells.. a REAL GREAT HOST


Catsparks

March 2018

Quiet Country Stay

Gary welcomed us on our arrival and gave us lots of parking options, even staying to help direct my husband as he backed our big rig into place. He was very flexible and accommodating, and we really enjoyed chatting with him and Maggie. Thanks so much for another great stay!!


karen

March 2018

Excellent host

Gary greeted us, made us feel at home, and helped us find an ideal spot. It is quiet and peaceful yet close to San Antonio attractions. We would love to return some day.


A former member

March 2018

Very pleasant stay

We had great experience with Gary. Even though he wasn't home when we arrived, he made sure his other Boondocking guests showed us exactly where we could park and gave us all the tips that Gary mentioned to them. We then had the pleasure to meet Gary on our second day when he stopped by and had a very nice conversation. We can really recommend his spot, he truly is a superhost and one of the very first members as well. Thanks again Gary, and we hope to see you in Colorado when we pass through.


mhilliard

March 2018

Great spot and host.

We had a wonderful stay at Travlngary’s. Great spot, Travlngary was a gracious,helpful, and friendly host. Lots of birds and wildlife to see on a quiet residential road. We walked and biked road, great place to do that. Highly recommend this host.


Team T

March 2018

Such a gracious host

Gary was really great after changing the dates and times of arrival due to longer stays in other places. So nice and we learned so much about boondockers welcome. Really nice guy. Good luck out in the mountains Gary. 🤗


Team T

February 2018

Warm and welcoming

Gary was a very gracious host. Had a few date/time changes and he was very accommodating. This was our first stop with harvest hosts and we love it. Nice to connect with other on the adventure.


Gordon Borg

February 2018

Great Host

Gary and Maggy are great hosts. Gary is a wealth of information.
Thanks so mcuh


ArtCar

February 2018

One of the friendliest hosts we have ever met!

It was a pleasure to stay at Gary's place! He came out to meet us, show us where to park, made sure all our needs were taken care of, and told us about the rodeo that was happening in San Antonia while were going to be in the area. We were so glad he did because we ended up going and having a fantastic time!! We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with him and loved the property - out in the country and so quiet. We would highly recommend Travlngary - we would go back in a minute!!


Offourrockerrv

February 2018

Great Country Stay in Texas

We had a great stay with Travlngary. He was out of town during our stay but made arrangements with a neighbor to assist us upon arrival. Very quiet country location. Deer were present each evening. Gary provided electric, water and sewer for our use. Would recommend this location for a boondocker visiting the area.


robbiejean

December 2017

Awesome, friendly, kind, generous man is Mr Gary...

Our very first Boondockerwelcome experience, with a seasoned host, who has had many guests. Found out he is from our home state, no wonder. We visited a couple times, Gary was under the weather some, and still went out of his way to open the gates for us. After reading the reviews, I knew to expect being welcomed, but wasn’t aware Gary lost his wife. Wonderful spot, we didn’t use any hookups, we don’t want to bother anyone. So enjoyed the life journeys Gary had, and his future endeavors. Thanks so much Gary, hope to see you again one day! PS, added one more night...no problem!


Garyneets

October 2017

Nice host, great boondock space

Had a couple of hours chat with him. Very nice boondocking spot with full hookup


MaconOurEscape

February 2017

Great Hill Country Spot

What a great little spot! We were last minute scrambling for a place to stay near San Antonio. Travlngary quickly responded and invited us to stay. Quiet spot about an hour from the city. She took good care of us including full hook ups! What a gem! Thank you so much for everything!


Johan and Loes

January 2017

Thanks!

We loved to stay by Cary on his beautiful and quit place. Drink a glass of wine and had nice talkings of our travels and lives. Thanks Gary and hope to see you again!
Johan & Loes, The Netherlands


Dorian and Evelien

December 2016

Short notice, great host!

We only contacted Travingary the day before. He was really quick in his response and we had a great stay in Texas. Thank you for your hospitality and the nice talk.


Scrapintime

December 2016

Wonderful Host!

This was our first BW stay and it was a totally positive experience. Gary went out of his way to make us feel welcome. We had lots of great conversation and he even showed us his cool cars! We could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Gary for your kindness!


greatsoul

May 2016

friendly folks

30 miles out of San Antonio this is a nice place to park for the night....listen to the birds and watch deer and enjoy the company of some great people. We really enjoyed our visit with them. We hope to see them in the fall again. Thank you and many blessings.


sshipsky

April 2016

Doesn't get better :)

My wife and I just had a marvellous 2 night stay with Travlngary, the location is close enough to San Antonio but so quiet and peaceful!

We hadn't slept this well in a while, with the sounds of critters at night drifting through with the cool breezes. We didn't use any of the hookups available but for us it was a great bonus to spend some real time hanging out with our host and neighbor and the resident pups -

Thanks so much!


mike n penny

April 2016

Wonderful folks

We dry camped in the front pasture on this quiet slice of heaven and were made to feel at home. Our hosts are charter members of Boondockers Welcome, and they were warm and hospitable. Django, (our furbaby) enjoyed making friends with theirs, and we were sent on our way with some of V's homemade, delicious Greek pasta salad and fresh fruit.

We'd definitely recommend staying here if you're in the area.


La Strada

March 2016

Awesome

Incredible to stay on one place, visiting San Antonio with hookup.
By sunset we saw deer, we heard coyotes, and turkey
We had some nice talks with our host, so for us it was a perfect stay.
Thanks
Mia & Clemens


ShermanFamily

March 2016

What an amazing experience!

This was such an amazing and wonderful visit. I really enjoyed meeting these beautiful people! And their property is gorgeous, peaceful and serene. I'd highly recommend stopping in for the night to say hello!


Charlie2015

March 2016

Wonderful first boondocking experience

We had the pleasure of staying two nights at this lovely couple's home. They were very welcoming to both of us and our little fur baby, Charlie... We could not have asked for a better location for our first boondocking experience. Thank you once again, G & V, for your gracious hospitality.

D, D & C
Shediac, NB, Canada


Happytobe

February 2016

Such a warm Texas welcome

Our time with Gary and Val was very special, we shared stories and Val amazed us with her cooking!
They were helpful with so many things and know the area so well. A great place to stop, we sure feel like we have met some wonderful new friends.


kevnancy

February 2016

Awesome Experience

Spent a few days with Gary and Val. Their location was very easy to find and parking our rig was so easy. Gary even had the adapter we needed to plug our 30 amp into his 50 amp service. We really enjoyed swapping camping stories and life experiences with them. For a first time Boondockers Welcome site we could not have picked a better place. Thank you so much. Kevin/Nancy


cedarbrook

January 2016

Wonderful Boondockers

We stayed 2 nights with Gary and Val. Had some great conversation, They gave us great advice and maps on things to see in San Antonio.They let us hook into there power and water. Freddy is a sweetheart. We wish them all the best in their upcoming challenges. Alex/Jackie


Nick Olmsted

May 2015

AWESOME FOLKS!

This was our first experience in boon-docking and after almost becoming permanent yard art in their pasture, Gary and Val treated us to an awesome dinner of chicken enchiladas. What a cook, Val gets a standing ovation from us. The site was level and the hospitality was delightful. What a refreshing and knowledgeable duo. Great food, great conversation and great advise. Thank you both for the awesome experience.


faithz1

March 2015

Consumate Hosts!

Val had dinner ready when we arrived........AMAZING COOK, we extremely helpful, and informative with everything during our stay, babysat the dog, while we ran errands AND......sent us on our way with soup, bread and cookies. How do you top that?


Darkar

March 2015

Wonderful Hosts

It was a privilege to meet Gary, Val and Freddie. They were wonderful hosts in a beautiful location. They have many experiences to share and they enthusiastically shared as many as time would allow in the two nights we spent with them.


cossack1

March 2014

Great location

While we only stayed the one night we appreciated the opportunity to stay here and the arrangements our hosts made to allow us to stay here. A special thanks to "Maggie" for looking after us. Very peaceful and quiet spot.


Solotreker

February 2014

A Perfect Place to Visit!

Gary and Val are super hosts and live in the most perfect place ever! Nestled into the woods, yet so close to many places worth seeing. They shared their unique home, a meal and most importantly their RV experiences. Their stories have given me the confidence to continue my travels. I was invited to stay longer and wish I could have. Sure hoping they'll have me back again sometime!


american-traveler

February 2014

What a great welcome!

We stayed with this host for 2 nights and would have love dto stay longer. Very welcoming couple and a convenient place to stay for visiting San Antonio.


8stop

March 2013

Exceptional!

Val and Gary took great care of us, Val even stayed with our kids for a day so we had much needed break... The location is also perfect, beautiful and peaceful and yet not far from San Antonio.


Marianne

February 2013

It doesn't get any better

The hospitality shown by Travlngary was amazing! To say we became friends is not true - we fell in LOVE with this couple! With so many rave reviews and because they're so convenient for visiting San Antonio, I do think they'll eventually have to limit how often they accept guests if they want any time to themselves!


GrandmaBuffy

February 2013

Great place with greater folks

We parked in Val and Gary back yard. loved that we got to put our dogs in the fenced yard so we would set up the travel trailer. We had a great dinner with smoked chicken, salad, Angel eggs, deep fried cherry pies and Ice cream. They gave us great advice on getting our trailer repair. We made some lifetime friends with Val and Gary. We will be going back next winter. Love to All God Bless Grandma Buffy and PaPa Buffy.


alozano

January 2013

Highly Recommended - Nice Country Location Near San Antonio Missions

This was our 1st time using one of the boondocking locations from this site and it was a very positive experience. We stayed at Gary and Val's house in early December, 2012. Gary and Val could not have been more accommodating to us. Not only did Gary mow the grass in the pasture just for us, but Gary and Val welcomed us warmly on our arrival, shared a meal with us and we also spent time sharing stories of our previous travels. Gary and Val have lived a very interesting life and we found ourselves laughing most of the night.

Their boondocking spot was in a level pasture and very peaceful. We have a small rig (21' in length), but the space could easily accommodate a larger vehicle, too. It is only a short trip into San Antonio or the Missions from their location. I would highly recommend staying with Gary and Val. Tell Gary and Val we said Hello when you arrive. :-)


Roadsong

December 2012

Great Welcome

Only an easy straightforward half hour to downtown San Antonio and all the wonderful things there (less time to the missions) and this is a great country spot. We were in a lovely small meadow not far from the house and our hosts couldn't have been kinder with both info and assistance. Watch out for the jog in the road - their road continues to the higher street numbers after a jog. Turn right, then left. This was our first boondock with the organization - what a standard to set! Super high recommendation.