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Age: 65+

Member since September 2019

U.S.Navy ( Retired) and Human Services (Retired)


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I'm a 100 % Disabled Veteran (ambulatory) and live on a small lake in Maine with my wonderful wife, Dorothy, one dog and two cats. Dorothy is our road trip navigator and planner and works out where we are headed. I build and fly RC airplanes and helicopters as well as quadcopters. Molly, our little terrier mix, travels with us. We have 9 amazing grandchildren- one grandson is on a Navy Sub right now, a granddaughter is in a PHD program, and we have a 7-yr old granddaughter living near us. We have traveled all over the USA and still haven't put a dent in what we want to see and do. We love to meet new friends, appreciate diversity in people and places, and can't resist a road trip!

Skills & Expertise to Share

I'm a jack of all trades (sort of) and smart enough to know when something is beyond my capabilities.

Northponder's Pets

We have Molly, a small rat terrier mix who is very smart and loveable and travels with us. We have two cats at home-

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have only been to a few because of last year's total breakdown, but we're looking forward to traveling soon in our new camper and trying out boondocking opportunities across the country.

Northponder's Hometown

We live in a beautiful little town in the western Maine mountains on a lake. Our home town is Norway, a friendly, busy little town, dotted with lakes, ponds, trails, shops and situated in the foothills of the White Mountains and the Presidential Range in New Hampshire.

Northponder's Guest Details

Northponder's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

24 feet long

Completely self-contained.

Northponder's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets

Northponder Has 1 Host Location

On North Pond

Norway, ME, US
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Northponder's References (8)

References from Hosts (1)


November 2019

Glad to share space

As the season winds down here in the Northeast happy to provide a spot for theis nice folks. Left it to our son to host them as we we traveling.

References from Guests (7)


August 2021

Wow! An amazing space and wonderful people and pets!

Northponder exceeded our expectations and was our very first boondocker's welcome stay!
What a beautiful spot on North Pond...the sound of loons echoing across the pond in the morning while sipping our coffee was heaven.
Our hosts were so helpful and easygoing, helping my partner back up our Airstream when we arrived!
We took a 2-hour kayaking adventure on the pond the next morning, enjoying nature unfold right before our eyes.
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience...we will definitely see you next summer!


August 2021

Fantastic stay!

We had 2 wonderful nights at Northponders place. Such lovely people, very interesting and welcoming. We cannot rate them high enough and recommend them to everyone!
We hope our paths cross again in the not to distant future. šŸ™‚


August 2021

a beautiful and amazing place!

What a comfortable place with friendly and open minded hosts! We truly relaxed here and so appreciated the sharing of the fire pit, boats and kayaks, hammocks, great conversation and a super charge for our batteries after 3 weeks w/o a plug. We swam and swam and swam again. and thus charged our human batteries as well.
Thank you so much! Hope to meet you again!


August 2021

Wonderful People , Great Place!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop and visit with North Ponders. They are warm and welcoming and made us feel right at home at their beautiful lakefront property.


August 2021

Simply Amazing!

Northponder is the sweetest couple! Their house is adorable and serene and right on the pond. They offered the use of their kayaks and dock and even invited me on their sunset cruise around the pond. The spot in their driveway was almost perfectly level and they offered me 30amp power. Iā€™d visit with them again in a heartbeat. 10/10 would recommend!!


July 2021

Great stay!

Wonderful, wonderful hosts!! Loved this stay. Kayaced and fished. Had a sunset ride on their pontoon boat with the hosts. The conversations with them were great. We would definitely like to come back in the future!! GO NAVY!


July 2021

lovely space, wonderful folks

It's getting to the point where I've used BDW quite a bit and I can honestly say that, all things considered, this was the best stop I've had. The parking space backs up to the view and the 30 amp service during our recent heatwave was very welcome. Interesting and generous hosts but please...don't tell anyone how great it is. I don't want it booked all the time so I can't return. :)