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Age: 65+

Member since October 2019

Retired Court Officer, Vineyard Owner, Winemaker, RVr, Boater, & Fisherman

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Conservatives surrounded by grapes who dabble in winemaking, barbecuing, and outdoor life. The wife is a faculty member at the local community college. The children, young men, are finishing their educations and preparing to abandon us in order to start life out on their own. We welcome those who enjoy a glass of wine, a fire, and some good company.

Skills & Expertise to Share

All the subjects you failed to study and then some.

Attitude's Pets

There is a very large Black German Shepherd who roams the property and greets everyone with hugs and kisses. There are several well trained Belgian Malinois who guard the property behind a dog wire that runs all the way around our vineyards. They will not stray outside it. There are a couple of friendly little lap dogs that will beg you to stay and share some treats.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

All over North America.

Attitude's Hometown

Terra Bella, Ca. 93270, a rural area 7 miles from Porterville, Ca. We are at the foot of Sequoia National Monument with two great fishing and boating lakes nearby. The closest is seven miles away and supports house boating, fishing, personal watercraft, kayaking, and swimming. Our local lakes are well sized. They are run by the Army Corps of Engineers, patrolled by watercraft of the Tulare County Sheriff, and by resident Park Rangers. There is a full service Marina on each Lake.


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Attitude's Guest Details

Attitude's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

23 feet long

Palamino Hardside Truck Camper On a White 2016 F 250 Lariat 4/4 When there are hosts with Oceans and Lakes available we tow either a Utility Trailer with Several Malibu Kayaks and a Motorized Dinghy, fishing boat, or we tow our 26 foot long MacGregor 26x, Yacht, on a Dual Axel trailer. We encourage boaters to visit us at our Port San Luis Harbor Mooring next to Avila Beach, Ca. during the boating season. We have water taxi service and transient mooring is available for Ocean Boondockers.

Attitude's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Needs to run a generator

Attitude Has 1 Host Location

At the Vineyards

Terra Bella, CA, US
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Attitude's References (33)

References from Guests (33)


January 2021

Loved the coyotes

We had a great two night stay. Our host met us and guided us in to park. Beautiful area with pistachio trees and orange groves as well as his own vineyard. The nights were quiet with only the occasional interruption of the lovely call of the coyotes. A great base for visiting Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Park.


January 2021

Must Love Dogs

Both host dogs and neighbor "guard dogs" are friendly and sweet, each liked attention. Both husband and wife were friendly as well and helpful. The wife was very nice to give me a tour of her phenomenal garden albeit winter is not the best showcase it was still pleasant to see and learn what she has. Good location for nearby Springs and Sequoias.


January 2021

A quick overnight!

We got in late and left early but the site was easy to get to! Thanks!


December 2020

Restful Blessings

The overnight stay "At The Vineyards" was a restful Blessing for my wife & I and our coach: TORTUGA 🐢 GRANDE.
They were very accommodating. We did not anticipate the construction on the highway and were delayed. We contacted the Host about our delay. They stated that it would be fine to arrive a few minutes later than anticipated.
They met us and provided specifics on the parking space. It was very helpful.
We are very grateful for the time and the boondocking opportunity.
Thank you for being a fantastic Host.


December 2020

Perfect Location, Wonderful Hospitality and Great New star of Bethlehem!

What an amazing night spent with our new friends! Absolutely the nicest couple, beautiful property and great night sleep! Okay maybe slept even better because of their delicious wine! Seriously can't thank our host enough. Met us as we drove up, clear parking guidance, ample room to pull out slide outs. Our dogs even got to meet new friends! So we didn't actually see the "star of Bethlehem, but the planets were pretty close together. Sharing our star gazing with these amazing people made the night even more memorable!! Can't wait to see you guys again..please come to our place in AZ if you are ever in the area. Stay healthy, happy and have a blessed Christmas! God bless you and your family


December 2020

Interesting area!

Art and Dee were very welcoming! If you enjoy discussing conservative politics, you will have a great time chatting with Art. Their wine was delicious!


December 2020

Hospitable Host

A great 5 day stay. Close enough to visit Sequoia National Park and the Trails of 100 Giants in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The Hosts offered a socially distanced "fireside chat" during the evening. We participated twice while here. They shared some wine produced from their grapes. Reasonably priced and clean laundromat 4 miles away.


December 2020

Must Love Dogs

The vineyard is beautiful and the hosts have improved the area that big rigs park on with some palm mulch to keep us from sinking into the dirt. They graciously host a socially distanced fireside chat with those staying at their ranch each night and let you taste the wine made from their grapes. It is tasty. We enjoyed getting to know the hosts and other RVers that came in each night. They have two well trained dogs who keep their property safe from coyotes that do not leave their vineyard. There are other friendly dogs roaming the neighborhood that will come to say hello from time to time.


December 2020

Surrounded by orchards and vineyards

Great rural location. Nice to have a fireside chat each night Covid style.


November 2020

Loved the stay

Nice hosts - invited us for wine outdoor in the evening (6 Feet and masks are a must) and a tour of the Orchard. Recommended


November 2020

Wonderful hospitality

We had a wonderful time (safely and distantly) visiting with our hosts. They generously shared their delicious house wine around the fire pit. Plenty of space to accommodate our 26’ class A plus other guests. Thank you!

Kevin and Julie

November 2020

Stayed at the vinyards!

Really enjoyed our overnight stay At The Vinyards. It was quiet and we had a good rest for the night. Our hosts invited us to join them for a socially distanced visit around their firepit in the evening. Due to a breakdown we had to delay our arrival by one day but our host was understanding and allowed us to reschedule for the next night. Highly recommended for a stop on your journey!


November 2020

Hobby Farmer Hospitality

They took extra time to make sure we found their property and got parked perfectly. They joined us for chat even though it was a particularly cold evening. We really enjoyed our visit with them. They even gave us a taste of their wonderful wine! The night was comfortable with a few interruptions by the neighbors dog barking but in the end we had a good nights sleep. Would recommend them to anyone boondocking in their area, especially in the springtime.


November 2020

Perfect for the night

The parking was just as described. Unfortunately, we arrived after dark and had to leave early so we weren't able to enjoy the scenery. It was the perfect location for our purpose. Very thankful for hosts like Attitude that are willing to accommodate us travelers for a night.


July 2020

A nice stay a little off the beaten path

We enjoyed our brief stay at Attitude. Very hospitable hosts and a peaceful location. Thanks for the stay!


June 2020

A very pleasant stay.

We stayed for one night in the middle of June. The day was hot but the night was cool. Our hosts were exceptional. We felt very welcomed. We had a nice evening chatting with them. We hope to be back again.


June 2020

Excellent stay, lovely folks, delicious wine

Thank you for the hospitality, so much appreciated, and it was above and beyond a normal Boondockers experience. Looking forward to coming back to see them - and more of the big trees!


June 2020

Welcoming Hosts in a Beautiful Spot

This place is beautiful! I especially enjoyed the tour of the hosts' garden. The hosts were very warm and welcoming and had great recs for exploring the area.


June 2020

Boondocking for the first time

We had a blast here at the vineyard for 3 nights! The place was peaceful and quite and the hosts invited us to their courtyard for wine tasting and their garden for a few moberries! There will be an unleashed black dog that will greet you first from next door as you arrive so don't get too surprised! There are total 4 dogs including two guard dogs and they are all so lovely! The spot was well leveled and it was wide enough for our left and right slideouts.


May 2020

Among the Vines

A very pleasant two day stay here among the vineyard and pistachio trees! Our hosts were incredibly gracious with local attractions and we were even treated us to samples of their delicious boutique wine! We were fortunate to have stayed here-thank you both ☺️


May 2020

Trail of 100 giants.

Great time, wonderful hosts, beautiful place. Be sure to visit the giant sequoias!


May 2020

Four Thumbs Up!

We had a great time here. The host quickly responded to our stay request and greeted us when we arrived. Expectations were clear. We enjoyed chatting with our gracious hosts on many topics. While on the property our hosts entertained us in their lovely outdoor yard and we enjoyed a tour of the garden which has some fruit we'd never heard of before. The space width was tight for popouts on both sides, but we still had plenty of space for our use since the site is quite long. We listened to a cricket serenade each night. This was our very first time with Boondockers Welcome and we did have some concern that the location might not be as lovely as the photo indicates. We can assure you that it truly is as beautiful as the photo you see and the views from the yard were spectacular. The dogs really are quite friendly, too. It was truly a great stay and we both give it two thumbs up.


May 2020

At The Vineyards Review

They were excellent hosts.
Within moments of arriving, The Mister was on scene making sure we had no issues or problems. The site was level and situated next to vineyard grapes on one side and pistachio trees on the other side.He is also a great conversationalist. The Misses is both a Math teacher and a very knowledgeable Gardner. She too can talk at length about her garden, which was amazing! We meet them for wine both evenings of our stay. Their Teroldego 2018 red wine was some of the best wine I have ever tasted, and I’m not a red wine enthusiast.
We have a 40’ 5th wheel plus Ram 3500 and parking was not an issue.
It is about 42 miles to the Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoias. The drive was 1.5 hours but the area was beautiful so the time passed quickly.
We Will return to At the Vineyard again in the future. We had a great time!


March 2020

Great Host

Had a great time and enjoyed the wine. Nice countryside. Great host. Thank you

Johan and Loes

January 2020


We had a very nice time by these guys! Get a tour in the fruit and vegetables garden and taste the lovely wine they make. Lovely dogs and nice area to visit. Your oranges keep us healthy in the last 2 weeks of our trip. Thanks for having us and maybe see you on an other trip

Johan and Loes, The Dutch guys


January 2020

Grapes of Math

A happy coincidence for two math instructors to meet over a tasty glass of wine (supplied by our hosts.) Bet that doesn't happen very often. I mean really, what are the odds!?

Sandwiched between the pistachio trees and the grapevines, we spent two comfortable nights under the stars. A highlight was the just-after-dusk call and response medley between the coyotes and the domestic dogs near by. Really charming.


December 2019

Friendly & Hospitable

Great hosts. I was invited in for a glass of fantastic wine made from the grapes grown on their property. I even got a tour of her garden. Even though it was mid-December, the garden was impressive and I was kindly given two delicious persimmons picked from her tree. So yummy.

I would definitely recommend this host and this location.


December 2019

great hosts

Very nice spot and very very nice hosts. We just had one hiccup, it had rained a lot before we came and the night we stayed. So the spot we were in next to the vineyard was slushy and our 5th wheel and truck got stuck.


December 2019

Peaceful Overnight Stay

My host greeted me upon arrival and got me setup for the night. They invited me in for a homemade glass of wine created from their beautiful vineyard. We had a great deal of things in common and thus great conversations on many different topics. Overall a great stop if they are on your route. Thanks very much you guys!


December 2019

Welcoming hosts

Very welcoming on a very last minute request on a holiday weekend.


November 2019

Friendly and welcoming

Super hosts.. We were met with a torchlight to guide us along the track to our spot alongside the owners' vines from their wine producing vineyard.
We were immediately welcomed and invited directly to their house to share a bottle of their wonderful vintage wine. After sorting ourselves out we were welcomed to return for coffee and shoot the breeze by the fire on the patio.
Given much information and maps to help us plan next day we choose to stay on and visit the giant Sequoias and swim in the local hot springs. On return we could return the generosity of the previous nights wine, but that was trumped by an offer of joining our hosts for an evening meal. Wunerbar!.
The only difficulty we had was in leaving our hosts the next morning. Hopefully our paths will cross again. Lovely people


November 2019

Awesome Stay.

These hosts were wonderful. Confirmed our stay within a couple of hours. Host met us at the location to park and was very helpful. We had wonderful conversation on their porch and the wife gave us a tour of her fantastic exotic vegetable and flower garden. We will stay again.


October 2019

Beautiful Farm

We had the honor of being the first guests of these new hosts. They generously accepted our request on 5 hours notice as we were avoiding snow and freezing rain on the Tioga Pass, northern California power blackouts and fires. We were met with a level spot as well as offers of coffee or wine and a long friendly conversation by a cozy fire on the front porch. We enjoyed our stay immensely!