Age: 55-65

Member since April 2014

Recently retired aerospace engineer and enjoying the freedom to travel and meet new friends!

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After working for NASA for 37 years, I'm now my "own boss" and spend time in the Seattle, WA, Naples, FL and Cleveland, OH areas. I enjoy RVing and have a 21-foot Four Winds 5000 for the West Coast and a 24-foot Four Winds 24C for the East Coast. I enjoy scuba diving, skiing, playing French horn, knitting and cooking (including campfire cooking) for friends.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Engineering, computers, "gourmet" cooking, RV system repair knowledge, music, art, scuba diving.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I have only been boondocking once in Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and it work out well!

ForsythiaForest's Guest Details

ForsythiaForest's Rig

I have a 2001 Four Winds 5000, 21-foot Class C with a generator and a solar panel so can be self-sufficient if needed. No slide-out, it's pretty basic, but comfortable since I usually travel by myself or with 1 other person. I recently bought a 2014, 24-foot Class C to travel around the Eastern US since I usually park the 21-footer in Portland, OR.

ForsythiaForest Has 1 Host Location

ForsythiaForest's Host Location

Columbia Station, OH, US
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ForsythiaForest's References (11)

References from Guests (11)


September 2017

Wonderful host!

Forsythia Forrest was a great host with a phenomenal spot for boondocking. She was very pleasant and helped with information around town. I was only able to stay 1 night bc of my travel plans but wish I could of stayed longer. I definitely recommend!


September 2017

Very nice stay

I stayed 1 night while passing through. Host was very nice and friendly. Property was beautiful and peaceful. Appreciate the hospitality.


September 2017

Great spot!

ForsythiaForest offered us a place to stay while visiting the Cleveland area. Great spot in the woods but not too far from the city. Felt very safe there. The host is very friendly and accommodating too. We enjoyed chatting about our shared RV passion and experiences. <emoji>


September 2017

Wonderful Stay!

ForstythiaForest is an amazing host with a great property away from it all, but still close enough to drive to it if you want. We have a big rig so she allowed us to park on the grass in her yard, next to her pond. She even let us run an extension cord out to our rig so we could plug in. The driveway has a tight turn in but we are newbies and managed it just fine. We would gladly stay here again! Thank you for your hospitality!


April 2017

Interesting and generous

Our family stayed with ForsythiaForest while visiting Cleveland and had a lovely time. She was so kind and thoughtful, has a beautiful property that felt like a touch of camping right near the city, and was a fun person to talk to about life and travels. We happily recommend her as a host to others and are glad we had the chance to pass through here on our trip. Thank you, Forsythia Forest!


September 2016

A nice stay.

Our host was welcoming and most obliging even though she was busy. We enjoyed our stay and our chats. Close enough to Cleveland.


June 2016

Bull Frogs

We stayed 2 nights and it was very peaceful. Bull Frogs croaking.. and woke to Cicadas emerging and flying about. Our host was having a new slab poured for her RV, so was busy with that. A very nice quirt spot to rest up. Very nice host. Thanks, Ty & Maggie


May 2016

Nice stay in Cleveland area.

Had a 1 night stay with ForsythiaForest. It was a great location as a gateway into Cleveland. We enjoyed getting to know Her. She had plenty of room for us in her driveway.


November 2015

Rocket Science!

We stayed four days with this super smart, hilarious, thoughtful and generous host. We are self-sufficient with power and water, so we had a beautiful spot on the front lawn near the pond, and had awesome sunlight streaming down on our solar panels. It takes about 40 min to drive to downtown Cleveland, and there was a great local market with fresh fruit and veg about a mile up the road. Thanks so much ForsythiaForest - we had a great time sharing stories and wine!!


June 2015

Great Host

I would say to anyone considering staying with this member or having this member as a guest, they will be pleasently supprised. She was a great host and I look forward to staying with her in the future if I need a place to stay in this area again. Nice setting in the country and very quite. I offer my thanks to her for being a great host. I am a new member and hope that she is an example of what I can expect from boondockers.


April 2015

Fantastic woman!

We stayed at Valerie's for five days. After only being there for a few hours we were like old friends. She makes you feel at home and she is very down to earth. Valerie put us at ease and gave us everything we needed and more. Valerie was also great company and a great guide to the attractions of the area. The place is beautiful. The area is sourranded by nature, with many birds and deer. We spent a night sitting at a bonfire making smores. thank you Valerie from your Italian friends!