wb6wsn

Age: 65+

Member since February 2014

Retired electronics engineer and schoolteacher who like to travel frugally on the blue highways.

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Joan & I like to dry-camp as much as possible, and our 31' Class A is equipped with enough solar and supplies to let us go for a couple of weeks without support. We are boringly quiet. My hobbies include Ham radio & electronics design and I'm slowly restoring a 1961 Amphicar when I'm not burning gas at a rate which makes OPEC grin. Joan enjoys cooking, reading novels, quilting and jigsaw puzzles, and having spent over 20 years teaching in Chile, speaks Spanish like a diplomat. We are based in Chula Vista, California, a mile off the coast and a few miles north of the Mexican border. I'm originally from Chicago by way of New Jersey and Palo Alto. Joan is a rare native Californian; her family pioneered the orange and avocado business in the San Juan Capistrano area. Joan's children include a teacher/preacher, an IT manager and a retired Orange County sheriff.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Joan is expert on organizing projects and arriving at optimal solutions. Joan also knows about as much as I do, but I'm much more willing to tell you about it (for hours if necessary). Seriously, I have tried to learn from an experience that happened at a business party about 40 years ago, when my late wife asked an engineer who worked for me, well, how he liked it. The kid tactfully replied that I was a really smart guy, but if someone asked me a question, I would still be telling them the answer 2 hours later. So, I learned to keep all answers under an hour now. Lately, I have noticed that vehicles are getting much closer to the ground, because I'm having more and more trouble getting underneath to do things.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have liked Quartzite AZ, Borrego Springs CA, Panamint Valley CA, and any number of scenic turn-outs that we were fortuitous to be able to stumble upon.

wb6wsn's Hometown

Chula Vista, California

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wb6wsn's Rig

2001 Fleetwood Storm Model 31W, Ford F53 with Triton V10 & 4R100 transmission, 450 Watts solar