After retiring, we traveled to the west coast and the southwestern US. Since that time, we have been in most of the lower 48 states as well as Alaska, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and most of Canada.. We especially like the Maritines, British Columbia and the Yukon, During the spring and summer of 2012 we spent 71 days going to and from Alaska, including some Alaska Marine Highway travel with our RV on board.
During the spring & summer of 2013 we traveled up the east coast and visited 15 eastern and northeastern states plus Nova Scotia, Quebec, New Brunswick, & Prince Edward Island. We usually spend January in central Florida.
In the late fall of 2013 we also travelled to Europe and took a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Fun trip. We enjoyed meeting all the new people in the various countries but the fellow passengers were very interesting too.
In mid summer of 2014 we traveled north from Alabama and generally followed the route of the Mississippi River north to the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, went east to UP of Michigan, around to the province of Ontario in Canada. We pent several days in Ontario visiting Oakville, Toronto, and Ottawa en-route to up state New York. There was only one disappointment in that we were unable to visit the 911 Memorial in lower Manhattan due to needing a 3 day advance reservation since the demand exceeded the availability of space. The 911 Memorial is a very popular site. After that we continued on southward going to two NASCAR races on the way home, with one being in Bristol, TN and the other in Atlanta en-route home to Alabama.
In 2016, we travelled to the northeastern US visiting Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and a few other states as well. We had our wanderlust in tow as we travelled to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and on into Newfoundland via the Marine Atlantic ferries. Our total trip was 58 days with 18 wonderful days "boondocking" in Newfoundland all the while listening to and visiting with the wonderful people of Newfoundland
In 2017 we traveled to Alaska spending over 60 days including coming and going to Alaska. We visited many places enroute to Alaska including Glacier, Yellowstone, and the Grand Teton National Parks. While coming back home we took time to visit Mount Ranier, the Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
During the summer of 2019 we travelled through 15 states and 4 Canadian Provinces. We enjoyed seeing many interesting places including Glacier NP, Yellowstone NP and The Grand Tetons NP. We walked across the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca SP, MN. We even discovered the beginning point of the Columbia River totally by accident in British Columbia!
We spend the last several winters in central Florida near Bushnell and last summer before last we stayed in Traverse City Michigan for almost two months. It was much cooler there!
Photography for me and cooking for my wife Patricia.
Anywhere in the US, Canada or Alaska with a little Europe thrown in for good measure.
Lance Truck Camper and Solitude 5th wheel with five slides
Very friendly and appreciative hope them safe travels they are welcome back
We where not home but they did treat our property with respect, could not tell they had been here. Hope to host again when we can meet
What a wonderful couple, very adventurous, would love to have them come back anytime!
We heard lots of travel experiences from this couple. Nice visitors. No problems at all.
A little late in this comment but just figured it out. Mike and Patricia were wonderful guests. Mike's enthusiasm and energy would be hard to duplicate! Patricia was so laid back you felt like she's been your friend for a long time. Courteous and full of southern hospitality even though we were hosting them. I hope we meet up again. We will definitely stop and see them anytime we go down to Alabama on our way to Gulf Shores. A real treat to follow them on their travel blog. Mike has an article and many pictures posted before he goes to bed each night. He is elaborate in his description of the days events. They are welcome here anytime! Thanks for the memories.
Enjoyed hosting Mike & Pat for 3 nights earlier this month. Other than the early evenings we spent visiting, hardly knew they were there. They're welcome back anytime
Super friendly. Will be back beautiful yard.
This was our first experience with BW. And I can’t say enough about BamaMan’s beautiful property! They were kind enough to host us with power & water as well.
Nice and friendly host! Large, flat backyard with easy maneuvering. Very close to Montgomery. Mike led us to our spot on a riding mower which helped guide us to the correct spot. Hookups advertised are 50amp, water, WiFi, and sewage dump. We were only made aware of the 50 amp hookup and saw a water hose near the pedestal — we’re unsure if the RV dump and WiFi was available or not. It was the hosts priority to keep his fifth wheel and truck camper plugged in at all times so he could keep their batteries charged. With that being said, he had us unplug his fifth wheel so we could plug into the 50amp pedestal but then had us plug his fifth wheel into our AC outlet on our travel trailer so his battery stays plugged in and charges. He had us do this by using several adapters to convert from 50 amp to an AC outlet. Unfortunately, that was too much for our 30amp RV and it kept blowing our GFCI breaker so he found an alternative solution and ran an extension cord to his house (which should be done rather than plugging into other RVs). On our second night, a class C came in and he had them plug their power cord into the AC outlet on his truck camper. As fulltime RVers, the piggy-backing from one RV to another using multiple adapters and extension cords poses a potential risk to your RVs electrical system. It was $5 per night for electric however he prefers everything to be run on propane. Other than a few minor inconveniences, we had a great stay!
This was a great stop during our travel to Florida. The host was very friendly to us and our kids. Would definitely stay again. Thanks!
We enjoyed our time but wish the virus was gone so we could get to know our hosts better.
We enjoyed our stay at BamaMan’s property. The surroundings are quiet and beautiful, and the host was welcoming. We recommend staying there. Access was easy, and we were on our way the next morning.
We spent one night at this lovely location. We were able to pull straight in to the driveway from the road. Lots of room in the back yard to get turned around and set up. The yard was almost perfectly level. Easy access to clean 30A service and water. A creek that is part of a canoeing trail runs along the property line. On the opposite bank about a one mile walk away is an artesian well historical landmark right next to an expansive and beautiful community park.
Our hosts were gracious and took great care maintaining social distance. They shared some local shortcuts to get us easily on our way. We didn’t have much of an opportunity to chat, but thoroughly enjoyed what company we did have.
All in all a very pleasant stay.
we arrived a little late at our new planed stop. Thanks for calling WM and getting us to switch to a better next stop.
You really do enjoy having guests.
The hosts were incredibly kind, hospital and so gracious! They brought out some toys for the kiddos and the was unexpected and extremely kind of them to do so. It totally brightened the kiddos day! Being there was so nice, beautiful and very quiet at night! We are so grateful they offered us to come back again. Incredible hosts! Thank you all so much!
Bamaman was a great host. The property had plenty of space and a creek runs along the property. Very enjoyable to walk by creek.
We did not get to meet BamaMan or his family because they were out of town; yet they allowed us to stay! We came in after dark using our GPS. Of course the GPS doesn't give enough warning, and we couldn't see the numbers on the mailboxes very easily, so we overshot and had to drive down the street to turn around and come back. I got out and walked the driveway before we came in. There's plenty of room to pull through, beware of bushes, etc. Mike's directions were perfect.
We had a nice quiet night using his electricity hook-up, and left $10 in the designated spot.
Thank you BamaMan! Hopefully we will meet someday! :)
Nous sommes très bien accueilli.
La cours est magnifique, beaucoup d’espace, gens accueillants et conviviaux.
Je le recommande a tous les voyageurs qui passe dans le coin.
Elisa et Sylvain du Québec
This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay and was overall a positive experience! BamaMan and his wife were very friendly and welcoming hosts. Their backyard is not only spacious but their spot on the river is beautiful. Great location close to Montgomery.
Arrived in the evening and BamaMan came out to greet us. He showed us some options for parking in his big back yard and we chatted briefly. We had a nice quiet night and left in the AM. Would definitely recommend.
We enjoyed a nice, quiet stay. Our kids appreciated the reverse trick or treating and the tire swing. Thank you so much!
We stayed in Prattville with Bamaman while visiting Montgomery AL and were so warmly welcomed by him and his wife who are great travelers and hosts. We were able to visit with them, sharing stories and rv-ing knowledge which is always welcome as we are new to this mode of travel. One of the best things about it is the people we meet. That was the case for us with Bamaman as host!!
We really enjoyed our overnight stay at BamaMan's location. He has a beautiful piece of land with a creek running through the back which the kids enjoyed looking at. Very nice man that we enjoyed chatting with. Would highly recommend this location to others and hope to visit again!
What nice hosts. We arrived shortly after 1 and were welcomed immediately as we drove in the driveway. "Bamaman" gave us several choices as to where to park. The sites were level, quiet and there was 50 amp electric and water available for a nominal charge if you so desired. He also advised us on different areas of the local town to eat and see, but we also enjoyed just sitting on the porch and sharing stories of our travels for a bit before we headed out to explore the town. The town of Prattville was very quaint and we loved the bamboo gardens in the Wilderness Park. We would have stayed longer but we had reservations at a state park in FL. Such great hosts! Truly wonderful hospitality. Thank you so much, we hope to be back someday soon! Blessings to you both.
We got in late in the afternoon, just before dark and Bamaman was watching for us to pull in, showed us where to park and hook up to electric and water. Super nice. We were tired and did not get to talk long but the short talk we had was very interesting. We are going to get back together with them so we can get to know them more and discuss both of our adventures. Great place to stay, quiet and peaceful.
Super nice hosts and large private backyard to park in. Enjoyed overnighting here in our way back home from a 3month trip. Absolutely recommend!
Thanks for hosting us. While we were very short on time, we enjoyed our stay very much. We had no troubles finding the location or turning around to get back up the driveway. Would definitely stay at this location again.
House was absolutely delightful and did everything possible to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We parked in the backyard there was plenty of room to turn around he offered every thing we could possibly need. Would love to go back again thank you so much for all you did Mike.
Excellent place to stay. Mike and Patricia are wonderful hosts. It's a little piece of country in the city. Easy access for our 31 foot class C with a tow vehicle. Our dogs loved all the open area to roam. We couldn't have asked for a better place for our first boondockers stay. Thank you Mike and Patricia.
Mike and Patricia were consummate hosts for our overnight stay while passing through. Beautiful property with plenty of space to navigate our 37’ MH + toad without unhooking. Power and water was offered for nominal fee which was nice to keep generator use minimal. We enjoyed sharing stories and good conversation on their patio. Mike had setup a new rocking loveseat down by the creek which was nice to hang out and have a drink on in the late evening. We absolutely would stay here again if near Prattville. Thanks again!
We missed our appointment with Mike. We had to redo our plans following the meeting with our sailing friends who were waiting for us on the east coast of Florida.
But we will recover this fall, we come back to usa this autumn for 6 months. We will try to see Mike and his wife.
From the photos of their property, the place seemed very beautiful and quiet and we would have loved the place.
Rej & lyne
I was only there for a quick night but Mike was very helpful with getting me set up. I only met Patricia briefly but she was very welcoming. Their property is beautiful and I’d love to be able to return Monday to spend more than just one quick night. I strongly recommend this host.
My second stay with these folks. Beautiful setting and FANTASTIC hosts
The layout of this site is fantastic for anyone with a larger size RV towing a car. The hosts were so welcoming and generous with their time - they even invited me to join them to watch the Alabama football game! I hope to pass through this part of Alabama in the future and have more time to explore the Montgomery area.
What a beautiful location to snug into and spend a lovely evening. Access is exactly as host stated, and directions were spot on. Large level landscaped property was big enough for our 40' bus towing to turn completely around without unhooking, ready to head out in the morning. Level, shaded but still had satellite access. Didn't use any of the offered amenities, but the host was kind, friendly and generous. Highly recommend. Stay to the left side of the driveway as you enter to avoid the lovely crepe myrtles!
Very friendly, helpful and informative hosts. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. Easy access in and out with plenty of room. We would definitely plan to stay here again. Thanks, BamaMan!
What a beautiful locstion and lovely couple with lots of RV experience. Thanks for sharing RV Parky app. Boondockers is a great "brother and sisterhood" of people. This location is outstanding and appreciate the value of a location that can accommodate longer rigs. Getting in and out was no problem. Thanks for a great stay. Wish we could have had a camera fix solution. Come visit us in Florida.
These two are full of great RV travel stories and are most welcoming. Hopped on their wifi to check on our email and route for the next day. Had a lovely chat in the evening. They let is plug into electricity to keep our refrigerator going and have a great property next to a wonderful, crooked river that out dog loved to check out.
Mike is always a great host. Provided us with 20 amp electric so we could keep the refrigerator going. His wife, Patricia is also very welcoming. Great spot. Good people.
We had a great night stay. Our host was very friendly, and helpful. The property was beautiful and very quiet.
Mike was a kind and generous host. He has a beautiful back yard. We enjoyed our stay and had a great night's sleep.
A warm and welcoming couple with a great sense of humor and a vast amount of travel experiences.
The site was easy to find and directions were complete. A nice shady spot by a creek.
Highly recommend and would stay again when in the area. Would be happy to host.
Loved our stay with BamaMan and meeting his wife and sister-in-law. Had an engaging chat...shared RV experiences and then spent a restful peaceful evening. Slept like a log. Very quiet and comfortable.
Hooked our campervan to his 15 amp on the side of his fifth wheel. Gave us enough juice for our fans and electrical current to charge our devices and watch TV. Was a very comfortable temperature when the sun went down and we were ready to enter our van.
Idyllic! Thank you BamaMan and wife!
We recently had the pleasure of staying with Mike and Patricia for 2 nights. We had only booked for 1 night but had a problem with our hitch when we arrived at their wonderful location in Prattville. (The hitch broke and we couldn't leave)
Mike was nothing but helpful and called a man who came down to look at it, unfortunately it was irreparable.
Being Saturday evening there was not much we could do before Monday, and Mike and Patrica were kind enough to let us stay another night. We got the hitch replaced early on Monday.
The site itself is the beautiful back yard, with a creek at the back and they offered electric also. We had a great conversation with Mike and Patricia about their travels and got lots of tips!
I would highly recommend visiting the charming town of Prattville and visiting with Mike and Patricia who were all over great hosts, we will definitely be back!
We arrived very late after a long rainy day and Mike was there to kindly greet us! A very nice piece of property and an even nicer host! Definitely plan on stopping here on our way back home!
This was our first stay through Boondockers Welcome, and a little nervous. We felt good about choosing Mike and Patricia based on their referrals but we had no idea just how rewarding our experience would be. Immediately, they made us feel welcomed and we're so accommodating with their site and anything we needed. We hated to leave - we could have talked for days.... such a wonderful couple!
Mike and Patricia are great hosts! We felt very welcome and had a great time drinking wine and sharing travels with them and another boondocking couple. Very nice and large backyard, quiet place, beautiful flowers. Would come back here anytime without hesitation!
In our travels from PEI, Canada, to Mississippi in January, we always request a stay w/Bamaman, since he has such a nice site and is always so hospitable. The site is flat, and it is quiet, which we like. So glad he belongs to Boondockers Welcome.
BamaMan hosted our family in the beginning of December and they were fantastic hosts. Our little girls really took to them and were treated great. The yard is huge, so they had plenty of room to run (and crawl) around. We really liked swapping stories about traveling and our experiences. It was a great location, with plenty of great things to see in the area and the hosts were about as nice as can be. Hope we get to meet up with them again on the road.
I had a very pleasant stay with BamaMan! They are the sweetest Alabamans, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them. Their property is gorgeous, huge and quiet with all the amenities you need.
Montgomery is very close and is a really cool town with interesting history.
They are gracious hosts and even helped me fix a small issue with my RV, thought he'll claim he's not mechanical ;)
I am thankful for a great and relaxing experience!
I appreciated being able to stay here while figuring out what to do about Irma. Great couple with a nice place to park. Thanks BamaMan!!!!!
We had an idyllic stay at BamaMan's place last night. We had a shady spot in a wide green lawn near a lovely creek. And a moonlit night added to the magic. Our host and his wife offered us an electrical hookup and even loaned us an adapter so we could take advantage of it. Once settled in, we had a wonderful time sharing RVing stories together for a couple of hours, including our hosts' exciting plans for their coming Alaska trip. Can't recommend them enough!
What a beautiful site, and the hosts are the best! We hope to see them again in the future!
Could not have wished for more friendly or helpful hosts. Spacious level area to set up. Only stayed 1 night, but would love to visit again! Thanks Bamaman
We spent two nights at BamaMan's place and we really enjoyed it. They were very kind and welcoming, we had some interesting conversations and Mike is always up for a laugh. We had fun, thanks guys!
Our hosts couldnt have been more welcoming! Just outside of Mongeomery, and pretty easy to get to! Wish we could have stayed longer! If ever through this way again I wouldn't hesitate to stop!
Had an excellent stay with BamaMan. Very easy parking spot with water, electric and great conversation. We were provided very good recommendations for things to do and see in Montgomery. Old Town Alabama is well worth the visit. The State Capitol and area around it is very impressive.
Wish we could have stayed longer. I hope we meet again down the road.
Beautiful, friendly couple who warmly welcome you to their home. Close to downtown Prattville, and only 17 miles to historical Montgomery. Highly recommended for a peaceful place to rest up before continuing wherever you may be going.
We stayed with BamaMan for a night enroute to Gulf Shores. They were very prompt replying to our inquiries and most helpful upon arrival. Their home is in a wonderful location and we had a very peaceful night. We had a great time sharing camping experiences in the evening. We'll definitely stop over again if we are passing thru!
These are two of the nicest people you will meet. We had a wonderful stay.
We received a warm southern welcome on the beautiful property near Montgomery. Our host also gave us plenty of well received advices and even contacted a mechanic for us regarding an issue he noticed upon our arrival. This resulted in a useful repair the next morning. We highly recommend to pay them a visit when you are in the area or to welcome them at your place as they are a very interesting couple with quite some travel stories - thanks a lot for the stay!
When I emailed and asked about the possibility of staying here I was told to come ahead but the hosts had already made plans for that weekend and they wouldn't be there however we were welcome to stay. So, we told them that we would if they didn't mind, a couple of days later I get an email asking if it would bother us if they allowed another couple to stay also and we immediately responded that it was ok with us and we were looking forward to it. There was plenty of space for both of us and what a pleasure it was meeting the young couple from Australia. The hosts had to return home because a friend of theirs had unexpectedly passed away so we also got to meet them and the last night all 6 of us hung out on their back porch swapping stories. This is what boondocking is all about and we are proud to be members. Outstanding hosts since we go through this area every couple of years hopefully we can stay here again.
This lovely couple were so friendly and hospitable it felt like we were with family and had known them for years. They gave us plenty of information about rv-ing and were very helpful. They even took my kids for a spin around the yard on a lawn mower trailer. We had a wonderful stay and only wish we could have stayed longer.
This friendly and outgoing couple live up to the title of the song! They made us feel as if we were special relatives and had known us for all of our lives. Related many of their RVing experiences gave us useful tips for future use. They have a great set-up for almost any RV. Only wish we had more time to spend with them. Go out of your way to boondock with this wonderful couple!
We were passing through the Montgomery area and just needed an overnight. Hosts were absolutely wonderful and made sure we wanted for naught. Can't beat that southern hospitality! Easy in and easy out spot with water and electric hookups. We were invited to stay longer, and wish we could have. Great folks, great area. We will definitely be stopping in next time we are through!
Tom & Caitlin
We mailed, they were not home,but we were welcome and we stayed 3 nights,very nice and quiet place and we discovered Montgomery and Selma, very very impressive.
We thank you for your hospitality and your confidence that we could stay on your place.
It's a pity we don't meet you.
Mia & Clemens
On our trip from PEI to Mississippi, we boondock 6 out of 7 spots. My wife 's favourite is BamaMan 's. It is quiet, peaceful, and near a lovely public library. BamaMan is recommended.
Bahamian was very welcoming. Their communication was great thoughout the booking and visiting stages. He entertained our young boys with a tractor ride. Their yard was spacious and flat. Thank you for your sufficient accommodation. We would definitely stay again.
We would like to offer a big positive recommendation to BamaMan for his generosity with staying at his home boondocking property. We've stayed there several times in our trip from Prince Edward Island Canada to the Gulf Coast in Mississippi. Now that he knows us, he offers his plug-in to us even when he's not there. It's a lovely, quiet place. 3 cheers to BamaMan!
We enjoyed our stay here in Prattville, a few miles out of Montgomery, Alabama. BamaMan were very welcoming and we enjoyed many discussions with them about the area and its history, also about the finer points of boondocking. It was a good base for touring the many Civil Rights historical sites in the area.
Mike and Trish were great hosts providing a lovely campsite in their beautiful backyard. We shared lots of rv travelling tips and tales. Highly recommended. Thanks so much Mike and Trish.
Mike and Pat a very gracious host. They set you up in there back yard and will provide water and electric. We went to church with them the next day and also out to lunch what fun to have a nice stay and feel like new friends when saying good bye. Thank you again mikepat. From Ski and Julie
We arrived in the rain, but Mike was waiting outside to see us on to the property and make us welcome. He came out later, umbrella in hand, to offer the password to their wi-fi. In the morning, a breakfast invitation. Very kind, generous Southern hospitality, and they have stories to share. Great people.
We are thankful to find Mike and Pat for a wonderful stay at their home. This was our first boon-docking experience and such a wonderful visit! They had a nice flat large yard to fit our 36' rig. So kind and helpful, we hope to see them again! Joining them for Sunday church was also a real treat.
Julie & Ski
After a long driving day it was refreshing to take walk around their property and visit about RV experiences. They furnished everything we needed. We certainly recommend them. Roger & Jan McCollough
We recently had the pleasure of staying with Mike and Pat, and their hospitality was incredible! They made sure we had everything we needed for the night, full hookups, pads for our camper jacks, and they had a wonderful creek out back where we could watch the sun set and throw rocks. Mike was sure to give us as many tips for directions and good boondocking spots before we left. If we ever come through again, which I'm sure we will, I will be sure to look up Mike and Pat again!
We did not stay with them..maybe on a future trip. Sounds like they have had some great adventures.
We had tire troubles in Montgomery,AL. We limped into Sam's club after hours (easy access and quiet location off 85 E of town) and started researching tires for our class-c. I emailed BamaMan for local recommendations since he was the closest Boondockers host. I really appreciate his call back in the morning and getting some suggestions.
D&B Pryor Waynesville, OH