We are New Zealanders exploring North America in an old RV we bought in Vancouver. We have been to the Canadian Arctic, driven right across Canada, including Labrador and Newfoundland and are now seeing what we can of the United States before our visas run out.
Bill retired last year and this is THE retirement trip. So far it has been wonderful. That said, we wish we had discovered Boondockers Welcome earlier.
We generally avoid cities, and mostly prefer minor roads to the Interstates. We enjoy wilderness and are interested in all aspects of nature, from geology to grizzly bears. But we like to keep the alligators and grizzly bears at a safe distance!
Eve is always interested in gardening and cooking. She is nurturing a favourite sourdough starter in the RV and can easily be persuaded to pass on a portion, together with the best way to turn it into bread.
Bill is keen on wildlife photography, and willing to share ideas and experiences. In his working life he was an accountant and is happy to help with bookkeeping.
We do not travel with any pets.
Waitabit Creek Recreation Site, British Columbia is technically a provincial government campground, but it's free and with no hookups available so we think it qualifies as boondocking. It's by a mountain river surrounded by scenery to die for.
The pullout by the Drumheller, Alberta, town sign is pretty cool. It's beside a huge picture of a dinosaur. Stay is limited to 18 hours.
We live on a tiny farm in the Motueka Valley in New Zealand. We're right in an area where New Zealanders like to go for their own holidays. It's beautiful. Motueka township is a half hour drive away. It provides services for farmers in the district as well as the tourists that come and visit. It's the usual starting point for those wishing to explore the Abel Tasman National Park, which is accessible only by foot or by boat. The Abel Tasman Track is one of New Zealand's favourite hiking trails. Our major crop is organically grown garlic.
1993 Ford Yellowstone. No tow vehicle. No slide outs. For electricity we have two house batteries and a solar panel as a silent generator. The rig has no facility to use a water hook-up. We try to keep the water tank topped up.
We had a very nice evening little wine and some good conversation.
Bill & Eve are welcome anytime.
We enjoyed our visit with this lovely couple. Amazing how their lives are so different yet so much the same. Hopefully they will be back.
Had a delightful conversation with KiwiRVers. Enjoyed their short visit and would welcome them back anytime.
We had a fun night with the Kiwis!! Sat by the camp fire and talked for a couple hours They are welcome back anytime.
Bill and Eve are just grand! We enjoyed dinners and great conversations. Welcome to the USA and maybe someday I will see you in New Zealand.You are always welcome at my place.