We own a welding company and are semi-retired and taking off for the open road. We own a lot on Table Rock Lake when we want to be stationary for a month at a time, but since we are just getting this full-time thing going that isn't very often and we usually prefer boondocking! We are active 50-somethings, really love photography, jeeping, movies, playing card and board games, and exploring while letting the motor do the "work" of getting us around. We have a car collection and enjoy car shows and often pull a car in a trailer behind our 42' Allegro bus!.
Members of Colorado Good Sams, FMCA, Escapees, Colorado Snowmobile Association, and other activity-based clubs that allow us to enjoy what we love while meeting new people!
When not RVing we are most often cruising the high seas or planning our next trip!
Barry can fix almost anything! Carrie is a photographer and event planner! We are known in our circle of friends as the "go-to" couple for planning anything fun or for calling when help is needed! Carrie writes about our travels and her photography on Facebook -- once we become friends we will share with you!
any place with a view, except we are often stuck in Walmart parking lots, so hoping this group gets us new opportunities!
Colorado born and bred! We have lived in the mountains all our lives and can't imagine not returning often once we hit the road full-time!
We have a 2008 Allegro Bus we just bought in December of 2013. Going from the 10,000 square feet of living space we have now we figured we better get something pretty big and cushion the blow of downsizing! Diesel pusher is the way to go when you travel in the mountains like we do most of the time! "Journey" (or as Barry calls her: "Tiny") has 4 slides and we sometimes pull a 28' trailer with our toys! We are often seen at car shows with one of our car collections or at the snowmobile trailheads in the winter! You gotta have toys!!!
I had actually forgotten about our Boondocker's Welcome membership - we are Elks members and search for their lodges 1st, then State Parks. Boy! Did we hit a homer with our 1st experience with B.W.?!
Our hosts were very accommodating and made us feel welcome and at ease. Their location is readily accessible to the area we wanted to explore: Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge and also convenient to our 1st trip through CO where we'll be stopping to see friends and family. Their location exemplified the beauty we immediately encountered in magical, mountainous CO!
Certainly wish we could have spent more time here as it is quite an interesting area and our hosts generously shared helpful pointers and suggestions about sites, routes, etc.
Thank you to Boondockers Welcome for this valuable site and for our hosts for opening their lovely space to us.
We will return! The Wandering Washburns
Now that we're out of the mountains, I had a few more things that a potential boondocker would like to know ahead of time. The area that you are parked is very convenient and level. The water is amazing! The electric service is better than some we've paid for at campgrounds. Those are the nitty, gritty details. Now for the fun ones. If you are lucky enough to stay there, they know pretty much everything about Leadville and will give you great info. They are also very seasoned world travelers and I learned a lot. They are very experienced boondockers and I picked up some good tips. They know some great wheeling trails! And the GAMES are fantastic if that's your thing! I haven't laughed that much in awhile. I can't recommend them highly enough!!
Ckroschel have a beautiful property with gorgeous views! We actually met very briefly in Arizona on a Jeep Trail over the winter. We exchanged info for pictures and I would have considered them acquaintances. We contacted them through Boondockers Welcome when headed to Leadville and THEN figured out who they were. They were very responsive and sent stellar instructions to their beautiful property. We happen to have a lot in common and enjoyed our time there tremendously! They were very knowledgeable about the area and happy to share that knowledge. They have a big property with a lot going on. One day, we offered to help with a little work around the property and they were very grateful (tip for future boondockers). They could not have been more welcoming or generous. We may have come as acquaintances but I feel we left with great new friends! Looking forward to a return trip next year!