Me and my partner gal are California native- dwellers who work as consultants in different fields. We make as much time as we can to explore the world with a pickup and travel trailer. We also play bluegrass around a lot of campfires. At home we volunteer music at Safe Space homeless shelters in severe weather. We also volunteer to feed feral cats acouple days a week with an organization in Oroville, CA. The organization helps us to feed, keep track of, and spay/neuter, cats which are irresponsibl/tragically dropped off in a wild area near our home.
I'm able to do a limited visual assessment; pro bono for the good of the Boondocks- on your trees as a free friendly interpretation of what your trees are telling you.Besides having a scientific basis, I endeavor to reinforce what the owner knows about trees, and build on that with the latest from the arboreal world- something that is being added to each year at least! Its my passion. Its also a way to see interesting landscapes.
Yes, two lovely rescue cats who do not travel with us.They would both seem like purebreds if you didn't know better. In fact, they dislike being in a car to go to the vet. But both are cherished.
Lake and riversides. We recently camped at a friend's pasture near Corning and saw deer mingling with cows in a pasture when we woke up! Jack has had quite a few "boondocks" in a previous RV and S. has had less.
Jack has lived all over the pacific rim - the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Hong Kong and California; doing contract climbing and consulting arboriculture for the last 40 years or so. Now we live in Oroville, California. Its no secret that if you want to live in the Bay Area you cannot- its too expensive. But somehow people do not know about the admittedly very warm North Valley of California. Its wonderful in winter- up to 110 F in summer. The foothills of the Sierra range still have affordable houses in tree-lined neighborhoods like ours.
I have a 2010 f150 4x4 that pulls a 23' travel trailer. I can park well, ( which you should never say:bad luck: but its a life skill) I have driven professionally. I carry a cone to leave at the front of the rig.