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Age: 65+

Member since October 2013

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 50 years and have 3 sons. Our two youngest sons are married and we have four grandsons and two granddaughters, all under the age of six. 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 6 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: 7 yr old, Redd and 1 yr old, Cali. Redd is a certified Therapy dog, who visit the Cleveland Veterans Hospital; cali is working on it. Both of them travel with us wherever we go.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We do most of our camping in the Fall. alternate during the winter between stays in Florida and Arizona, for baseball Spring training. 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. Our county has the 3rd largest population of Amish in the U.S.

3beans's Guest Details

3beans's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

22 feet long

After camping for 16 years in Aliner and Chalet pop-ups, we moved up to a 22' Gulf Stream Ultralite in October 2014. We currently travel in a 2018 Escape with one slide out. Our tow vehicle is a 2017 Ford F150 Crew Cab. 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: 44
  • 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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References from Guests (14)


May 2021

Very helpful

A short one night stay. Electric hook up and good information.


September 2020

Just what we needed!

The parking spot is a little tricky to navigate in a circular driveway. There’s lots to do in the area; Amish community, wineries & a beautiful bike trail with an entrance just down the road (rode our bikes to entrance). Host provided electric, WIFI password & a list of farm markets in the area after we inquired. Only minus is the fast traffic on the road with limited vision to the north. Host explained how to handle exiting.


August 2020

Just right

This was perfect location for exploring the area. Plenty of shade and a big fenced area for my dog. My 27 ft RV fit just right. Sadly, the wasn't enough time to talk about all of our shared interests. I'd be happy to visit again.


June 2020

Lovely place

This is my second time at this location. The hosts greeted me when I arrived and helped me hook up electric.
My dog and I enjoyed the afternoon in the fenced in yard. Just lovely.


May 2020

Lovely hosts

I enjoyed spending an afternoon and evening at this host location. Very welcoming and I hope to be able to visit again.


August 2019

Welcoming Hosts

They are close to Nelson Ledges State Park which is great for hiking, scrambling over and under rocks and seeing gorges and waterfalls. They welcomed us with a list of wineries and were very accommodating. This is a great place to stay if you are in the area.


August 2019

Welcoming Hosts

Great location to explore wineries, Amish shops and


August 2019

Nice spot

Very much enjoyed talking to 3beans. We were comfortable and felt welcome. Ate at a place they recommended and it was excellent.


June 2019

Great hosts!

Friendly nice people. They called to check on me and gave great directions to their location. I travel this way fairly often and would stay with them anytime. Thank you 3beans!


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.


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.


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!


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!!!!!


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!