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Age: 45-55

Member since May 2019

A family with Christian values who likes to travel and make memories.

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I am very family oriented. We love to travel as a family and love making memories as we do it. I work in private security and my wife works in the airline industry. Camping is something I have always done since I was a child. My fondest memories are camping in our Pop-up Apache camper. Now in my adulthood, we have graduated from tent camping to an RV. I see value in a lot of things people don't, like older vehicles and RVs. We found our current and first RV for a reasonable price. It was in good shape but needed work. Work is something I am not afraid. So with some time, patience, a lot of sweat, and a few "not-so Christian" words later we have a fully functional RV we can make our own memories in. We have plans to start renovating the interior but have not started that process yet, so we are stuck in 1985 interior design, which is not so bad as long as you like the color brown. We use the RV for a base of operations for: Volleyball tournaments, sight seeing, visiting friends and family, and of course camping.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Engines, Auto maintenance, airline traveling, scooters, manual labor, shooting sports, stand up paddle boarding, and volleyball.

Martinshire's Pets

Yes! We love animals. We would have a whole farm if my wife had her way, but we just don't have the space. But we do have two Huskies named Deeks and Kenzie. Yes they are named after characters from the TV show NCIS Los Angeles. We got Deeks 9 years ago and we had just watched an episode where the character, Deeks, was compared to a shaggy dog, and there you have it, our Deeks was named. Kenzie came 6 years later, which was a natural name as Deeks love interest in the TV show. Our Deeks lived with two cats but sadly they have passed on after living a long and healthy life. Both Huskies are rescue dogs, full of personality and are super sweet. They are not full bred huskies but are of mixed breed. We sometimes take them with us but it depends on what we are doing. If we are out doing "non-dog related" activities, then its just not fair for them to be stuck in the RV the entire time.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have just started but have found a few gems here around the Lewis and Clark Valley: Soldiers Meadow, all along the Snake river, and upriver along the Clearwater.

Martinshire's Hometown

Currently live in Lewiston, ID. I am a son of an Air Force officer and was born in Anchorage, AK and raised all over the place. My wife is from North Central Ohio. We met in Montana where I was going to school and she was working for a large retailer. Since then, we have lived all over: Montana, Western Washington, South Dakota, Ketchikan, AK, and Lewiston, ID.

Martinshire's Guest Details

Martinshire's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

25 feet long

Restored 1985 25 ft Tioga Class C. Its self contained and does not have slides. We have restored it to its 1985 splendor, tan on brown with a hint of brown :). We have plans to do some interior decorating but haven't started the remodeling process yet. We wanted to get it fully functional and looking nice, which it now does. It does have an awning and we use when it is raining or need some extra shade but not required for us to park somewhere. It also has a 4000 watt Onan generator, air conditioner, and has the ability to plug into 30 amp power. I sometimes pull a small trailer for my scooter, which is used as a runaround vehicle. We also have two well behaved rescue Huskies, with lots of personality, that we sometimes bring with us. My family and I love to go camping. We finally made the jump out of tent camping when my daughter started competing in volleyball tournaments and we found it cheaper to park an RV, rather than get a hotel. I look forward to meeting new people to share experiences with.

Martinshire's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: 14 and 17

Martinshire's References (2)

References from Hosts (2)


June 2019

Busy Family

The parking spot is a private location away from the house. Martinshire came up and introduced themselves and we had a brief chat. They were busy and so were we so didn't have much time to socialize. Did not even know when they came and went. They are welcome back anytime.

Evergreen couple

June 2019

Pleasant and thoughtful visitors

We enjoyed our short contact with the Martinshire family. I highly recommend them!