3beans

Age: 65+

Member since October 2013

Semi-retired Vietnam vet traveling with wife and special needs son and Therapy dogs.

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After working 40 years in the field as a graphic designer/photographer, I now work part-time when needed for a local sign company, painting, constructing and carving signs. I also design and make custom furniture pieces in my home workshop. When not doing any of the above, we love to travel by camper.

We have been married 48 years and have 3 sons. Our two youngest sons are married and we have four grandsons and one grand-daughter, all under the age of five. Our eldest son, Matthew, lives and travels with us. His interests are camping, meeting new friends and competing in Special Olympics. Flirting comes natural to him.

Diane is a great cook, very accomplished at pie baking and sewing, loves to read in her spare time and dotes on our 5 grandkids. She also loves to follow the Cleveland sports teams, Browns, Indians and Cavaliers.
I love woodworking, fishing, hunting, photography and competing in dog agility. I have an avid interest in American history, especially the native American Indians.
We've bred our Portuguese waterdogs and after having 20 pups in two litters, we called it quits.
While camping we enjoy the sport of Geocaching which we've been doing for about 15 years.

As for having 2 dogs, that's another story in itself.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Diane is a very good pie maker, so much so that we HAD to have a convection microwave installed in our camper. I can do woodworking and yard work.

3beans's Pets

Currently we have two Portuguese Waterdogs: nine yr old Ziva and her six yr old son, Redd. Both are certified Therapy dogs who visit the Cleveland Veterans Hospital. Ziva has also competed in dog agility. Both of them travel with us wherever we go.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We do most of our camping in the Fall. Have taken several trips south during the winter to Fort DeSoto in Florida. In 2013 we took a trip south to visit several Civil War sites including Gettysburg, Andersonville, Chattanooga and Tuskegee Airfield. Stayed in a lot of nice state parks.

3beans's Hometown

I and Diane live in the rural county of Geauga, Ohio on 4+ wooded acres; almost half is fenced in for the dogs. We are located 35 miles east of Cleveland, where you can visit the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Don't want to fight the city traffic, then just travel the back roads of the county visiting the quaint Yankee and Amish shops.

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3beans's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

22 feet long

After camping for 16 years in an Aliner and Chalet pop-up, we moved up to a 22' Gulf Stream Ultralite in October 2014. We currently travel in a 2018 Escape with one slide out. Camper specs. Length: 21'8". Width: 90". Height: 9'9".

3beans's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages unspecified
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Prefers a water hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

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3beans's Host Location

Chardon, OH, US
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Sary

November 2018

Gracious hosts

These hosts are very gracious and helpful. Forgiving for sure when I had difficulty finding their location. I was immediately hooked up to electrical. And then allowed to close up and catch up on much needed sleep. I highly recommend 3 beans hosts.


tonyc

July 2018

Can't thank our hosts enough

These hosts were very gracious. We arrived a little later then we planned they were kind enough to stay up and wait for us providing hookups. The next morning they invited our dog into play with their dogs and it was a real lot of fun. I would certainly recommend them.


Rachel

October 2017

Great Hosts

Wonderful hosts. Nice location although you need to come before dark. The entrance is a little tricky in the dark, but wonderful hosts. Hopefully I can return the hospitality!
Rachel


divisionmen

July 2017

super nice and amazing location

We had an amazing time. They were so warm and helpful. We would definitely come back! See you next year!!!!!


aeronie

August 2015

Highly recommend

Stayed with these fantastic hosts. Invited us into their home, offered water hookup, electric and allowed our dogs the run of their fenced in back yard. It was a lot of fun watching their three dogs with our three run amok! Charming people. Thank you very much! We hope to meet you again!