Retired Army Nurse living the dream by chasing trout and other fish across the nation. My wife and I started RVing in 2004 pulling little 16 foot trailers. Our first RV was an Arctic Fox 990 truck camper we used for 7 years from Maryland to Washington state to Kansas and Florida. We lived full-time for four years in a DRV Tradition 5th wheel in Florida, Texas and Kentucky. We missed the freedom of the truck camper so much we sold the 5vr and bought the 1150. We spend about half our time with grandkids in the NOLA area and the rest of our time visiting family or chasing fish between Maine and Washington state. There's just too much of our country to see and do for us to sit still for too long.
Falling down in trout streams after hanging my fly on rhododendrons. Watching my wife, who claims she just can't get the hang of paddling a canoe, take the biggest fish from the best lies while I sit in the stern and manage our drift. Choosing the best beer for a given meal. Finding the absolute worst dirt road to travel on.
Colorado and Washington
Covington, LA across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, LA (NOLA)
2017 Arctic Fox 1150 truck camper with 510 watts solar and lithium batteries. Self contained four season camper enjoyed year round. The hauling vehicle is a very, very well maintained 2007 Dodge 3500 dually with the 5.9L Cummins. Sometimes, not always, we tow a small Spacecraft aluminum trailer with our 16' canoe. When needed, I can remove the trailer and roll it around to better locate it when space is limited. Again, we do not always have the trailer with us. I will let a host know ahead of time if we will be towing the canoe.
BlackButte stayed with us just for a quick stop; they were great. I would have them back any time!
Happy smiles, polite, and fun guest. Nice rig in good shape made for an easy entry onto our parking space. We had a pleasent few minutes over coffee before they departed. I hope we get to see them again during their travels. They will always be welcomed.
It was great to see Blackbutte again as they were on their way back home. We had more time to visit and enjoy the nice weather. Always welcome.
BlackButte arrived just before dusk and we had a great visit after they hooked up. Staying just 12 hours I didn't get out in time to say "safe travels and stay well" before they headed out.
BlackButte is welcome at any time in the future.
We were the first stay for these guys on BW and it was a hoot! They happened to stay on a busy weekend for us (three campers on-site), but a good time was had by all. There was a surplus of nurses, so Tina fit right in with the conversation! We all swapped stories about camping and life and enjoyed several nights out in the garden.
These are great guys - you're lucky if they come to visit. Hope to see them again soon!
We got a chance to meet BlackButte while staying at a Boondockers Welcome site called Camp Carter in Kentucky. This is a delightful couple that you could spend hours visiting with. They were extremely respectful of their hosts, and I noticed on the day they departed that they pulled out of the campsite, stopped and went back to carefully check the grounds to make sure the site was clean. You could not ask for a better or more respectful guest than these two. As a Super Host, I want BlackButte to know they are welcome at our place anytime we are open. I’m certain that our paths will cross again someday. My prayer is that it is sooner rather than later.