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Age: 30-45

Member since August 2019

Full-timers who work from wherever we want to be out enjoying all that we can

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

Chris is an online obedience dog trainer and video editor to their YouTube channel TheLocalPond. Ray is an IT Security consultant. We are traveling to find where we want to build a homestead and build landlocked businesses utilizing approximately 200 acres with water rights. We have been married for 25 years and have moved about every 3 years and figured why not do it full time without the expense of a U-Haul while finding where exactly we would like to be, and even then we may hire people to run the businesses on our property and still take off for the wonderful world we live in.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Obedience dog training and dog nutrition.

TheLocalPond's Pets

We have 2 dogs, Miss Bay and Miss Tinker. Bay is a 5 year old rescue from Labs and More in San Diego, California. Tinker is a 3 year old stray that adopted us while we were near Macon, Georgia. Both are super sweet with high energy when you first meet them and then they calm down significantly. Neither of them bark much, only for about 5 seconds when they feel somebody approach unexpectedly. The worse they will do to anybody is kiss them, especially Tinker, she'll give you a good tongue bath if you let her. Currently Bay is well trained in obedience and has a few tricks up her paws, while Tinker has a good understanding of basic obedience cues, and both are always in our control at all times. And yes, we always clean up after them.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

National and State Forests, but when they are not available we prefer large farms where we've had permission to let the dogs off leash, level parking for the rig, and hiking nearby.

TheLocalPond's Hometown

Currently, Livingston, Texas.


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TheLocalPond's Guest Details

TheLocalPond's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

36 feet long

White Ford F350 dually with 4 doors and full size bed, usually has a black Kawasaki Vulcan in the truck bed, towing a grey & blue Prowler Lynx by Heartland; all of which have Texas plates.

TheLocalPond's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

TheLocalPond's References (21)

References from Hosts (21)


June 2021

Would host again

Good communication. Would host again.


June 2021

Very pleasant people

They arrived when they said they would and they were so quiet, we didn't here them at all. Hope they pass by again and stay a couple of nights again


May 2021

Nice folks

They arrived when they said they would. Followed directions to get here. Left no trace behind. Had a great conversation about traveling. Welcome back anytime.


May 2021

Wonderful guests

Very nice people. Enjoyed having them stay and hopefully will stay at their place someday!!


February 2021

Great guests

So glad we were able to host them.
Great conversation around the fire.
Very considerate. We'd love for them to stop by again.


September 2020

Great guests

Great guests


June 2020

Great couple

We wish we were able to get to know the Local Pond more on their visit to our property but we had to leave for a couple of days so we were only there to greet them and get them acquainted to the property. We’d be happy to host them if they come back this way again.

Minnie Lane

June 2020

Great Guests

Local Pond, the kind of guests we have come to expect from our Boondocker guests. So very friendly, nothing to say but positives for the site and a real respect for the opportunity to stay. They will always be welcome.


June 2020

Good Dog Parents

This couple were very diligent, caring dog parents, even in the rain. No proplems, they would be welcome here again,


May 2020

Great folks

A very warm and friendly couple we enjoyed our time sitting around the campfire chitchatting from appropriate social distances. We all learn something from each other.
We would welcome them back anytime.


November 2019

Pleasant company

Awesome experience in hosting these two and their furry family.
Quiet and friendly just begins to describe the short time we shared. I felt like I'd known them for years.
I hope they are able to stop by again someday.


November 2019

Great Guests!!!

These guys are great guests....hope they'll be back sometime down the road!


November 2019


You have to love this wonderful couple and their pups. Very quiet and polite and respectful too. We would gladly host them in the future. Safe travels.


November 2019

Good communication

Good communication. No problems would be happy to host them again.


October 2019

Welcomed back...

We didn't get a chance to connect much... No issues... They are welcomed back!

Terry and Malcolm

October 2019

Great couple!

Very nice, considerate couple. No problems at all and welcome back anytime. Hope you find what you're looking for! Safe travels.


October 2019

The Localpond was a pleasure to have

They have beautiful RV and we have a lot in common. Great to have as guest. Can’t wait for your return.


September 2019

Welcome back anytime

We barely knew they were here. Great folks great dogs.


September 2019

Enjoyable couple.

This was a great couple to have as guests. We enjoyed spending a couple evenings sitting by the fire and sharing stories. They have two dogs that are great pets.
We would enjoy having them come back this way anytime. Hope we can also meet them somewhere down the road as we will keep in touch them as we are traveling.


August 2019

Great guests

TheLocalPond were great guests. They were the first visitors I have had and provided a positive experience. They were friendly with a couple of great, well behaved dogs. The were quiet and left the site clean.


August 2019

Very nice Couple

We enjoyed meeting them and I was glad I could give a little help wither their inverter installation. We wish them well in their continuing travels and they are welcome back to our home anytime.