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Age: 65+

Member since August 2012

Retired, RVers and frequent travelers.

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We are frequent RVers and other travel means. We are often gone for extended periods and cannot accomadate RVers at that time because the house is usually rented. When we are home we love to have people stop overnight for a visit.

Rving and boating are our favorite things to do. We love traveling and learning about new areas and people. We prefer campgrounds with space and in natural forest and parks or interesting state parks. We also Boondock a lot.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Advice on the area we live in, which is close to Destin and south WAlton beaches.

Churn's Pets

No pets but love dogs and cats. Our yard is big enough for any size dog to run.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Wal-Mart, free and almost free National forest campgrounds, trail heads, especially in Colorado, with our Escapees friends, at our relatives homes, on the beach in Mexico, behind restaurants in and at PemeX in Mexico and at pull offs on the way to Alaska. We also like staying with Boondockers.

Churn's Hometown

Freeport, Fl where we boat, fish and swim in the bay.


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Churn's Guest Details

Churn's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

30 feet long

We usually travel with our Big Foot truck camper with slide. We also use a 30’ Airstream trailer and have at times pulled it with an Airstream class B van.

Churn's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Churn Has 1 Host Location

Bay House

Freeport, FL, US
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Churn's References (50)

References from Hosts (6)


July 2021

Friendly Folks

They were nice and friendly and a surely welcome back anytime.

March 2021


Thank you for the kind words. Safe travels.


January 2021

Very Nice Folks

We had the pleasure of hosting these guests for an overnight stay. We visited some while they got set up and shared stories and they shared a lot of helpful information.
We hope to have the opportunity to host them again on their way back through our area.


September 2019

Wonderful guest

Sherry and Pete stayed with us one night on their way through our area. We are so happy they did. We enjoyed a seafood dinner down in the town of Suwannee a game of Sequence and plenty of conversation getting to know each other. We really enjoyed their visit and have gained some new friends. We will be looking forward to them staying with us again .
Butch & Judy


September 2014

Delightful RVers

Pete and Sherry were friendly and great to talk to. They have been doing this for a long time, and we had some great conversations about their travels. They are quiet campers, never bothering us and were no problem to host. They are welcome at our place any time. Thanks for visiting, Pete and Sherry!

Odonata Rules

July 2013

Nice folks

Came in on time, were pleasant to have, unobtrusive, left no mess....and didn't whine because the yard guy didn't show up to mow before they got here!

You're welcome back anytime, folks!

References from Guests (44)


June 2021

On the Bay

On the bay, allowing us to marvel at the size and importance of Choctawhatchee Bay. Peaceful quiet setting.

Perfect base to explore the South Walton area, some of the nicest beaches in the country (world)!


June 2021

Place of heaven

This was our very first boondockers stay. We were so pleased with the results. Our hosts helped us with maneuvering so we could park and with getting settled into our spot. The property is so beautiful with all types of trees and gorgeous flowers. They even have a waterfront view. Great spot just to relax and enjoy the scenery. Definitely would recommend. We had a truck and camper that measured 53 ft. And just made it the spot. Check with hosts


June 2021


Great welcome and talk during our stay. Wonderful hosts
Thank you so much


April 2021


Outstanding friendly hosts.
Our travel trailer was nestled under beautiful trees in a flower filled yard.

We enjoyed sitting in the back yard with the bay breeze and peaceful view of the water.

A wonderful relaxing 2 nights.


April 2021

Indeed, a house literally right n the bay, Bay House!

Hmmm...I know I already left a reference but the site says I still need to do so.

I was so welcomed by the hosts and they made me feel right at home. I took note of the recommendation to eat at Nicks Seafood and I am so glad I did because it was excellent!

I would surely loved to have spent a bit more time with them but we were being chased around by the big weather systems pushing thru the south during my time there and I left very early in the morning to beat the incoming wave of thunderstorms.

Not to worry tho, I checked with the hosts and they weathered it well which I am happy about!

If you want to stay at a beautiful, unique place on the waters edge under some amazing Live Oaks then you simply must visit this wonder couple!

Thank you so much Churn!

Kevin Jones'Nomad_Bike_Rider


March 2020

Bay beauty

Had a nice stopover for one night between 2 state parks. Host was very welcoming and helpful. Enjoyed the bay view and a beautiful sunset.


March 2020

Gorgeous garden away from the traffic.

Had a great two night stay. Hosts were awesome and let us and another rv er stay. Their driveway is plenty big enough. Kind hosts who let us sit on the pier overlooking the bay for sunset. Great to chat with experienced Rv ers.


March 2020

The Bay Hiuse

Wonderful location. Great host. Pete even let me extend my stay a few days. Love this place. Would definitely come again.


March 2020

Nice couple

Nice couple with a nice view of the gulf from backyard! Entrance was a little tight, but plenty of room once through the front gate.


December 2019

Amazing sunsets!

Churn and her husband were great hosts. We didn't get a chance to interact much but we did enjoy the conversations we had with them about their house and traveling. Their backyard looks over the bay which is a wonderful place to watch the sun to down after a day of traveling!


October 2019

Fantastic Experience!

This past weekend I stayed at the Bay House and it couldn't have been any better experience. There is a place around the back of their house that has a swing overlooking the bay. It was a perfect spot for a cup of coffee and watching the pelicans and dolphins.

It really felt like I was staying with family over the weekend. There's a great restaurant not 1/4 mile down the road to the west called Nicks Seafood. Get the steamed me!

Mrs. Churn was so delightful and helpful. After figuring out what adapter I needed for the 30amp hook up, her son came over and found what I needed to get my A/C running. If it wasn't such a hot weekend, I would have just dry camped. Upon leaving, I found a bowl full of home grown tomatoes at my doorstep! Over the weekend, we chatted about the benefits of joining Escapees. They were very involved with that group at one time.

I would not hesitate asking to stay here again! It was a delightful weekend.


October 2019


Nice property, gracious host. We would stay again.


August 2019

Very friendly hosts and a great place

We had our first Boondockers welcome experience with Sheryl and Churn and it was a very pleasant one. The locatoin is lovely and the view over the bay awesome. Many thanks!
Konrad and Jutta


August 2019

Great place

Would definitely stay here again!


April 2019


Nice place to see the sunset. Incredible garden property on the bay. Everything was easy going ;)


April 2019

Nice place!

a stop of one night in a calm and wooded place. Thank you!!


April 2019

Sittin on The Dock of The Bay

Love this place. Your literally able to sit on their dock with the bay in the back yard....little cool for our visit but we still went out there. The Bay House were excellent host and made sure we were all set up. Great stay definitely will be back.

Blue Lagoon Acres


December 2018

Sunset paradise

We stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed the peace and quiet at this waterfront property.
Definitely a place we would go back to enjoy more beautiful sunsets.


December 2018

Beautiful hosts, beautiful soot!

Sherry & Pete could not have been lovelier. Their property, right on the bay, is the perfect spot to watch spectacular sunsets as pelicans dive & fish right off their dock. Sherry told me about "" and the group's annual convoy to Mexico which I'm going to investigate! That's the most wonderful thing about boondockerswelcome - meeting such great people and always learning useful info. Thanks to you both for a peaceful, relaxing and informative stay!


December 2018

Level spot with a view and excellent host

This place was absolutely stunning! Highly recommend this location with the very accommodating host! Pete was kind enough to walk the property with us to sure us around, but he also checked make sure we had everything we needed for the night. But best of so he was very kind and fun to talk to! Not only is it level but shaded, be with electric and water! Did I mention the view of the bay in the backyard?! I mean wow how fun to watch the fish in action. Pete share a little history of the neighboring towns as well. Highly recommend this location. Wish we didn't have to leave to go do internet work.


September 2018

We had a great time

Loved sitting on the bay watching the pelicans dive for fish. Hosts were great.


September 2018

Beautiful place and hosts

Loved staying at Bay House. Nice hosts and incredible view. We were supposed to stay two nights, but only stayed one due to air conditioning issues in our camper. Their view was incredible. I got to watch pelicans catch their breakfast while having coffe and met some very friendly folks next door.

Cath and Frank

May 2018

Nice stay at Bay House

We stayed at Bay House for two nights. Our hosts were really nice and welcoming. Their place is right on the bay where you can watch the sunset and feel a nice breeze. The beautiful white sandy close to where they live are so beautiful! We highly recommand Churn as a host!


April 2018

Unique location + sweet couple!

We had a a nice couple nights stay and were warmly greeted and even got to see some beautiful sunsets over the bay. Thank you so much for hosting us!


April 2018

Quiet, beautiful place!

We enjoyed excellent hosts with a marvelous view of the bay.


April 2018

Fantastic hosts!

We have so enjoyed being Boondockers Welcome members and meeting all the wonderful people associated with the group. Sherrie and Pete were 2 more examples of the quality of hosts in this group - kind, friendly, accommodating, helpful, and generous. Their space was shaded and level, and they provided water and electric. They have a dock in the back where we took in the lovely view of the bay and the sunsets. We highly recommend Bay House if you are in the Ft. Walton area, and would love to visit again one day!

Kim & Joe


April 2018

Sitting on the dock by the Bay

Little slice of paradise thru the trees, Hosts kindly offered Electric & water, parked under huge old trees hanging w Spanish moss. Walk thru to the back and Wow - a beautiful view of the bay of the gulf coast. Large dock for sitting or fishing, and if warm enough they had a ladder into the water. Truly only for short single vehicles as driveway gate very narrow, inches from my side mirrors hitting the posts and the turn around is sharper than appears given where they Park their cars. Very kind to allow a fellow traveler respite for the night.


April 2018

Under the oak trees

Loved those old oak trees! Very nice spot for the night with gracious hosts.


April 2018

Such warm kind people

We loved staying here. Really great hosts who have a wealth of information about how to best travel around. They are also great with kids our two loved their garden and the fab access to the bay at the rear. It was our first time doing this and we had the best start!


March 2018

Such a great spot

We really lucked out to get to stay here. We loved it, from the moment we got there. Pete and Cheri were so welcoming, and friendly. They have a dock on the bay, and just a really peaceful spot. They told us all about RV'ing in Mexico, and got us excited to give it a try ourselves. We would love to go back if we have the chance.


January 2018

Great spot, great people

Churn hosted our family for a couple of nights in November, and they were great hosts. The location was awesome; we had a couple of amazing sunsets, and we were able to explore the area and the beaches. It was nice to swap stories about travel experiences and preferences with them. We really appreciated the great set up they had for us. We have more info about our stay and photos of the area on our site,


December 2017

Great area

Churn has a beautiful site and is in great proximity to beautiful beaches on the gulf. We would certainly recommend them to any other boondockers


November 2017

Very responsive and ultra nice

We didn't actually stay with Churn (space opened early in the state park for us) but we were literally on the way to his place when we got the all clear from the park.

Super nice, and great communicator. Was willing to accommodate us even though there was already another boondocker in the normal space offered. Kinda bummed we didn't get to meet in person.

So huge Thank You to Churn! If you stay there, be extra nice. :)

Lauren & Wayne


November 2017

Very Great !

Churn and her husband are very nice and her place was a very good site for visit the Panhandle.
And view on the bay is wonderful...
We have enjoyed spent 3 days in there place !!
We recommend Churn !
Thanks you for your hospitality


May 2017

Amazing host

This was our first time utilizing Boondockers Welcome. They where amazing host who where very gracious to share there beautiful site. I hope that we can continue visiting other BW but I can tell you now that the bar has been set very high. We hope to visit them again in the near future.


May 2017

Great First Experience

Churn was a great first experience for us in the BW community. We pulled up to smiling faces and were situated right away with ease. We didn't chat too much, since we got in during the early evening and planned to leave the next morning, but we were shown the beautiful backyard on the bay and told to holler if we needed anything. Our impression was that our hosts were very kind and down to earth people. Hope to get back someday!


December 2016

The Best Of Our Community

Churn exemplifies the openness and sense of community that has made BoondockersWelcome so special. I don't think "No" is in their vocabulary.

They've certainly made us feel like valued members of the community.

Thanks again Churn! We'll see you next time! ;-)


September 2016

Great people

Spent a night at the Churns and enjoyed a great sunset in the back yard..Very nice people and had great conversation. Hope to visit again on another trip..


October 2015

Great spot and hosts

It was a great spot to boondock. Sherie and her husband have a shady lot that backs up to the bay. They are wonderful hosts.


August 2015

Very special persons

We stayed at Churm's for some nights on our way from south florida to nebraska.
Cherry and Peter is a very special persons. They were invited to dinner at their home, and also to take a boat ride. He provided us with everything we needed. Thanks Cherry and Peter!
Paolo and Giovanna from Italy


April 2015


Great location and great people! Very welcoming, equipped with water and electricity. peaceful place and breathtaking sunset. I highly recommend.


March 2015

Amazing Sunset Over the Gulf

Sherry's son and their neighbors welcomed me the moment I arrived and made sure I had everything I needed. What an absolutely wonderful peaceful location. I watched the pelicans come in and roost for the night, listened to the waves and watched the sun go down. Thank you so much for two blissful days.


March 2014

Good Time!

A great boondocking experience! Beautiful location; good people. Thanks for sharing info and experiences.


January 2014

Extremely accommodating host

Not only did we get to stay here over a month but were also supplied with power and water. It's a large property and a great location for spring time or fall season.