I am a 55 year old ,single, Audible-ACX audiobook narrator; landlord; and missionary minister.
I have one son, (who is the beat in my heart😁) and an IT Programmer , who is married to my beautiful daughter-in-law (an elementary teacher) for 5 yrs.
I am a quiet, non-smoking, vegetarian, with no pets currently; who enjoys nature; interior designing and the arts ; working on cars ( the good old heavy metal kind😁); finding wine tastings; working with my hands (addicted to tiling,lol.. also do my own plumbing and electrical.. being a landlord gives you an instant education in these😁); and Sports.. swimming, biking,ice skating, volleyball, & beginner triathlete ..(also love my Astros, Orioles, Vikings, Dolphins, Rockets, Duke, and Penguins!)
Also have a Honda "Rebel-without-a-cause" Cruiser.
A hippie-gypsy at heart-I have traveled to many places world wide, and being a missionary minister, have met the most amazing and beautiful people.
My faith is Christian based, although I don't believe in titles. "My politics are tolerance, and my Faith is love." I accept all people, and I am here to enjoy all that I have been blessed with.
Certified : CPR/BLS ; NYTA : MOA :MT :Audiobook Narrator : minister /DD (minor in Biblical archeology/Ancient biblical languages)
Through the years, I have had the opportunity to travel and move frequently, which has allowed me to obtain many wonderful experiences and skills through my jobs..(my dad always said I was a "jack of all trades ,master of none".😁
I have been a medical transcriptionist, office manager, elementary teacher, 'heavy metal' car mechanic, purchasing agent, veterinarian office manager and assistant, physical trainer; waitress / bartender; constructor of mainframe computers (waaaay back in the late '80s when they were the size of refrigerators at IBM 😁..) ; to being self-employed , as an owner of an Errand Service (which assists the elderly and the disabled);
Currently a Landlord for 17 years, and a Narrator for Audiobooks and Commercial Voice Overs (hence the pen name 'Darby Reed')
Just starting out, so haven't formulated that complete list yet..
Coastline Maine; Cape Cod Mass; and The Florida Keys...loved Mt Charleston area when I was in Nevada (a wonderful mix and contrast of the desert and the green pine mountains all in one)
..in search of the perfect sunrise/sunset 😁
My current residence is in Upstate New York, nestled in the Catskill Mountains. it is a beautiful farm-filled area, with many amazing fields, mountains, and lakes. I have lived in other cities such as Las Vegas (when I went to college at UNLV), and in Wappingers Falls/Poughkeepsie/ New Paltz area of New York ,when I worked for IBM.) I also lived in Australia and discovered the amazing beauty of that country -from Brisbane to Port Augusta to Coober Pedy and Alice Springs.. over 8000 Miles of beautiful lush grasslands, and the stunning deep red soils of their deserts and Outback.
“Skoolie" , 2007 Ford Thomas E450 deisel mini bus that has been legally converted and titled into a motorhome. It is about 22 ft in length, 9'7" height, and can be completely self-contained for usage. I have built an onboard kitchen facility with propane/butane burners , sink, mini-frig/freezer; office area, bath area with shower/minitub; toilet ; bed/couch, 2nd overhead bed, mini closet/ dresser, mini propane fireplace, up to 25 gal of h2o storage. Contains both propane and small electrical heaters. Contains alternative off the grid DC battery and solar power usage. Contains hook-ups available for water and 15A electrical use. Currently no item in tow. Have small gas generator, but rarely use it.
Welcomed back anytime. Nice couple. God bless you and your travels.
DarbyR84 is a great accommodating host. After traveling for hours through Ida, we were able to unwind at this peaceful respite. Perfect instructions to enter the property.
It was a perfect setting. A large mostly level grassy lawn and an amazing host. However, the exit from the road to the parking area is a little narrow so I would not recommend it for a camper longer than 28’.
DarbyR84 was very responsive making sure that we would reach her beautiful location safely. H gave us a warm welcome and was very accommodating. She is a beautiful person.
Can’t imagine a more gracious host - DarbyR84 was kind and helpful offered a beautiful spot and treated us like family.
My host was more than generous and reassuring, knowing This was my maiden voyage and first stop with Boondocker's welcome. She was responsive every step of the way and greeted me when I arrived ,helped me park and offered me anything I needed to be safe and comfortable. I will always remember this first stop And in a strange place towing my new teardrop. Thank you so much for making the beginning of my adventure a positive experience.
Couldn’t ask for a better stay - a beautiful, quiet location and a kind, friendly, helpful host. Highly recommend!
Very kind, generous host. Gorgeous, quiet spot to stay. Definitely follow the detailed directions provided in the profile, even in a van (albeit a long one) I was glad I went the direction Darby recommended instead of following Google.
Great host,good conversation,everything you need for a very pleasant boondocking experience.I would love to get back there at some point.
DarbyR84 was very communicative and helpful in getting us to her lovely place. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery on the drive in. Her spot is super cool with a fire pit area and shed that she creatively turned into a beautiful little haven for travelers. She has a skooly that she’s working on that’s really neat to see too. Our 5 year old daughter shares her love of animals and they really hit it off; she’s great with kids! Follow her entry instructions and don’t listen to google maps for the best parking experience!
My host is definitely a new friend. We got along so good and she and I were singles girls fixing things. It was very satisfying. We had lots of great conversations. Very much in common. Will definitely stay in touch. And, the property is so beautiful with multiple spots to pick from. She is so sweet and accommodating, offering such cute little amenities in her cute little shed. I highly recommend this amazing host for a relaxing visit.
Host was very helpful and kind. A lot of space on the grass in a beautiful scenery in fall. Lovely person
A short but lovely stay in Cobleskill, wish we could visit longer with our wonderful host.