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Age: 55-65

Member since April 2013

Jill and Thayer, from Washington State, traveling about in a Rialta RV, looking for adventure!

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In 2013-14 we spent a year on the road and it was the trip of a lifetime (, ...though we plan to do lots more! Some of our best times were when we stayed with Boondockers! I tallied up how many nights over the course of the year that we were hosted and it came to 56 nights! Retiring soon so we are hoping for more time on the road.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Thayer can fix virtually anything, on a vehicle, bicycle or computer. I can make cookies and pick raspberries in the summer.

jstewart57's Pets

No pets at this time.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We've stayed in some interesting places, parking lots of National Park hotels, random neighborhoods in small towns, national and state forests, Walmart.... A very favorite spot was off of the Burr Road in Southern Utah, surrounded by towering cliffs of sandstone and prime redrock desert. Favorites from our year on the road include many places on the Great Lakes, Maritime Canada and New Mexico. Check out our blog/book at to see some of our favorites.

jstewart57's Hometown

Bothell, Washington, a quiet but growing suburb of Seattle. Located about 15 miles north of the big city.

jstewart57's Guest Details

jstewart57's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

21 feet long

2003 VW Rialta, 21+ ft, small but it has everything we need! We don't have a lot of clearance!

jstewart57 Has 1 Host Location

jstewart57's Host Location

Bothell, WA, US
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jstewart57's References (36)

References from Hosts (7)


April 2017

Lovely couple

We enjoyed meeting this couple and having them stay with us. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling well so really didn't get to spend too much time with them. They were great boondockers, quiet and respectful of our property. They are welcome back any time.


January 2014

Had a great time!

Fun visit with Jill and Thayer! Swapped some funny stories around the campfire. They were awesome guests, very pleasant and respectful. Hope they can get back this way someday. They're welcome anytime! My grandchildren were sad to see them leave.


December 2013

Great time had by all

We really enjoyed Jill and Thayer's visit. Very interesting and fun people. Hopefully will someday cross paths again.

Wandering Woodheads

December 2013

Kindred Spirits

Jill and Thayer are excellent, unimposing guests. We enjoyed exchanging travel stories with them and look forward to crossing paths in the future. Safe Journeys Jill and Thayer.

Odonata Rules

November 2013

Pleasant folks

Enjoyed a short visit with these folks as they stayed briefly here. Were quiet, flexible, good neighbors for the short while. Welcome back anytime, folks!


September 2013

would have them back anytime.

They stayed with us only one nite but it was fun having them and getting acquainted hearing about their travels. nice couple, come on back anytime
ray & pat (nuttyfabes)


August 2013

Nice couple with interesting travel stories

We recommend letting them stay at your site. I had such an enjoyable visit with them the evening they arrived.

References from Guests (28)


September 2021

Most accommodating and helpful

We're new at manual levelling and couldn't handle it, but the neighbor offered his parking area and we accepted. Jill and Thayer were wonderful.


August 2021

Nice Neighbors!

As our host was helping us set up we had a great neighbor help as well. Wonderful people!


July 2021

Fantasticly accommodating!

We were able to leave our TT for 2 days while visiting old friends. The host was so lovely, and gave us some tips on places to stay / visit on our trip.


June 2021

Very nice host.

It was a hot summer in Bothell. I had two gracious host who was so nice and willing to help me park and setup my trailer. Jill and Thayer was so nice in trying to welcome me and doing their best to help me get settled. Good location that is around all types of shopping centers.


June 2021

Helpful and welcoming!

It was a pleasure to meet and stay with Jstewart57. They even helped us find us a spot to stay for an extra night! The highlight was discussing about their ongoing community-project of restoring the bee population by creating diy mason bees habitats. Be sure to ask them how you can make your own and help the restoration of bees in your own neighborhood .


June 2021

Lovely Hosts

We had an excellent stay, great conversation, and a peaceful nights sleep. Thanks so much for hosting and sharing some of your amazing stories with us!


May 2021

Wonderful stay

Jstewart57 were incredible gracious hosts. Very helpful and conversational. I would definitely stay there again.


April 2021

Our stay

We really enjoyed our stay here. The neighborhood is quiet, and is close to a beautiful wooded area that we walked the next morning with our lovely hosts. They had great suggestions and were so kind, generous and accommodating. Would definitely stay again :)


September 2020

Great experience!

It was a pleasure to meet this couple. In spite of COVID, they managed a way for us to visit, bringing out chairs and tea so we could socially distance outside. They welcomed our dogs and offered their fenced-in backyard for them to run free. We had a really nice conversation; very interesting and pleasant folks. Hope they will visit us at Goatberry Farm If they travel to Massachusetts.


November 2019

We had a great time with you

We had such a good time with Jill and Thayer. They are amazing hosts. They helped us with backing in their spot and get our RV leveled. We also had nice talking with them and they took us out to show what Helloween is like in the US. If we are in this area again one day, we would definitely stay with them again. Stefan & Rebecca.


September 2019

Wonderful people

Our host welcomed us into their home and we immediately felt like family. We really enjoyed spending time with them, our personalities meshed quite well. They are a dynamic couple where generosity comes easy and freely, sharing their talents and experiences, offering much more than we expected. The location is nicely situated close to Seattle. We hope to keep in touch and see them again here or on the road sometime. Another great experience with Boondockers Welcome!


September 2019

Prefect for Seattle

We had a warm welkome and a fine conversation about a lot of things. Although along the street we slept very well. Also the Information about the dump-station at the rest area worked out fine.
Brought back our RV and went to airport/carhire by bus and light rail.


August 2019


This couple has been very welcoming and generous to me especially since I had a major issue with my camper and they went out of their way in assisting me to remedy the situation. I shall be forever grateful and highly recommend them as a host location.


August 2019


What a great time I had at this place!!! Met one of my former BD hosts & partner too, who came through town and stayed at this location, so that was a nice surprise! Great and long talks, good humor and a nice dinner and they helped me out fixing some technical issues with my roof vent too. By far one of the best experiences I had on BD and proof how amazing this website and the community is! I very much hope to come back one day or meet somewhere on the road. SAFE travels! :-)


August 2019

Great time with friends old and new.

A wonderful stay with these terrific folks at their comfortable location near Seattle. Jil is active with the Sailing Club on Lake Washington and we spent a lovely afternoon sharing time there with Jil. A fun surprise when a prior guest at my home site arrived and we all enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner at our host’s home. Great camaraderie and a good time had by all.


August 2019

Welcoming hosts!

Jstewart57 was extremely helpful and worked hard to accommodate us, even though they were not even home! Thank you!


July 2019

Wonderful stay!

They were so warm and welcoming and I enjoyed getting to find out about their RV adventures— amazing book!!! My dog Fela and I had such a lovely stay (Fela was a huge fan of the back yard!). I really enjoyed exploring the area via the nearby bike trails. Thank you for a fantastic stay!


June 2019

A Sweetheart!

We so enjoyed our stay, what a super host!!! Great directions!


November 2018

Beautiful Bothell

A wonderful place close to the city


September 2018

Great! Nice quiet street. Close to the city.

Thanks for letting me stay!


September 2018

Wonderful experience!

Jill and Thayer where awesome hosts that took us in and helped us plan our trip!
Fully recommend staying with them!


September 2018

Great hospitality!

Jill and Thayer were great! They were so kind and generous - they stayed up late to greet us as we came in at nearly 10 p.m. at night. They helped us to level our RV and even offered electrical hookup as well as invited us in. We will definitely go back again.


June 2018

Helpful and knowledgeable

We had such a nice stay and the hosts made us feel really welcome. They had wonderful suggestions about how to make the most of our stay. You park close to the street, but it is not heavily traveled. We slept great!


May 2018

Lovely Experience!

We appreciate the warm hospitality, friendly conversation and convenient location. Thank you for making our first BW experience so pleasant! Happy Trails!

Your Rolling Neighbors

September 2017

Great hosts!

Such a nice couple helping us get set up with enough leveling blocks and providing water and electric. We enjoyed a dinner and sharing our blogs with each other. They allowed us to leave our trailer there while visiting my brother in Seattle, which was a huge help. Would definitely recommend a stay here!


March 2017

We had a great time!

We really enjoyed staying here. We even walked over to some shopping Malls and restaurants. We also had some nice conversations on many subjects.


October 2015

Great people in Seattle

Very nice folks with big hearts. We has dinner and talked for hours. If you stay with them you will have a good time.


May 2015

The best hosts you could imagine!

Jill and Thayer are fantastic hosts -- so friendly and hospitable. They welcomed us with open arms and even taught our one-year-old to walk :) Definitely look Jill and Thayer up if you're in the Seattle area!

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August 2018

Nice folks!

We met these folks at another Boondockers host site we were staying at. We thoroughly enjoyed spending an afternoon visiting with them.