Originally born and educated in Western Massachusetts, married a local boy who decided to join the Air Force. We were married and traveled for 14 years before adopting 2 children from the foster care system. Retired from the Air Force in 2012. After attending a Fulltime Families rally in Arizona and becoming Lifetime Members, we tried living fulltime in a Class A RV in 2014, had an estate sale and sold everything. It didn't go as planned. We moved back into our home in 2015, got ill and discovered we had toxic mold hidden inside the walls under 3 windows. We spent all our savings on mold remediation and rebuilding. In 2016, the children and I moved into a Class C RV and drove 21,000 miles across the country twice! We settled into our 1.1 acre country home in 2018. One of our children is into horses and we are now a horse property!
I enjoy being a parent and horse show Mom. I am not afraid of public speaking. I am a teacher and ex-human resources professional. I worked for over 25+ years in human resources. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Organizational Management. I can share on many topics.
We no longer travel with our animals, we leave them with a trusted pet sitter. We have 4 dogs, 5 chickens we have for their eggs, and 1 horse (off property). 2 of our dogs are from rescue organizations and the 2 newest sibling puppies are Great Pyrenees/ Standard Poodle mix with big barks. One of our dogs (white Llasa Apso) is elderly, the other (poodle mix) is only 2 years old and the 2 Pyredoodles are 1 years old.
We recently purchased a 6 year old OTTB (off the track thoroughbred) that my daughter hopes to turn into her next level Jumper. The horse is currently off property in an excellent training program for my daughter.
I have never boondocked. I am a campground kind of person. I like electricity and hookups.
Originally from WMass, Wilbraham, MA. We now reside in Benson, AZ
Thanks to our gracious hosts
We enjoyed chatting with them and walking their neighborhood
Peaceful, close to I-10 for a quick stop on our way to Saguaro National Park
Great level place for the RV to stay! Hosts were friendly!
Good place to stay, nice and level all the amenities you would need 50 amp hour water and sewer. Easy to find using the GPS coordinates. Five star highly recommended.
This is a great location just off of the interstate. We loved the set up and the hospitality! Highly recommend
This is a very nice site and we were welcomed well. We enjoyed our time and are grateful for this opportunity.
Our self-levelers are very low to ground on our 35’ fifth wheel. It was close, but we got it backed in.
Enjoyed my stay here. Would like to come back if passing through.
This place is great for access to many close locations. The electricity hookups and water were great. We did not meet the hosts, with the exception of Mr. giving us advice on the best way to back in. With his advice, it was easy. Late evenings were great, we never heard the train. It was also wonderful seeing the herd of deer in the morning. They warned of their dogs barking. The dogs were friendly but did tend to bark anytime we were outside.
A peaceful stay with very helpful hosts. Loved the area. I ended up staying 3 nights
Convenient but rural. Didn’t see much of my host but the space they had was perfect! Would recommend.
We loved our stay here as we enjoyed walking our dog through the neighborhood. There were beautiful mountain views everywhere you looked and so many animals! Horses, herds of deer, donkeys, sheep, dogs, etc. Full hook ups were great and we were close to many beautiful hikes. We recommend seeing Saguaro NP and also hiking in Kartchner Caverns State Park. Responsive and friendly host. Would stay again!
Perfect stay and wonderful hosts. We were able to pay $10 and have shore power. Much needed due to low temperatures and snow.
We woke up to a herd of deer beside us!
From the friendly welcome to the quiet peaceful nights sleep, we highly recommend this stay.
It was so nice to have a home base with so many amenities as a jump off point for day trips! The family was very responsive to texts, and were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend staying with them!
Great rural spot but with easy access to Highway. Good location for seeing Southern Arizona, went to Bisbee and Tombstone, twice! Very good communication, flexibility, and nice flat spot.
We had a great stay! The location is beautiful and quiet, and having full hookups was much appreciated. We saw a ton of stars every night and deer every morning! Felt secure while still being secluded. We had a fun time talking with our host, very kind and personable. It's a nice spot for exploring the area too, easy drive to both Tucson and Tombstone. Thanks to our hosts for having us!
We stayed three wonderful nights. Our hosts were very accommodating and we enjoyed just talking with them. From their home we drove out for a day at the Chiricahua National Monument as well as a drive through Sierra Vista, Bisbee, and Tombstone. Level site and utilities were great, but we’re far from home, and it was wonderful to have a welcoming place to be for a few night. Much thanks!
Close to the intestate, easy to find, with a leveled spot that is adjacent to a lovely horse property with all of the desired RV utilities, to include a 50 AMP connection. Hosts were gracious and welcoming and we enjoyed a restful night. The neighborhood is quiet and we wouldn't hesitate returning. Thank you for having us!!!
We are so grateful for our hosts’ warm hospitality. The parking site was excellent with utilities, quiet, and close to shopping, the highway, and many interesting sites to see. We would highly recommend them and are very grateful for their kindness. Thank you so much!
Kind, friendly host. Close to Tombstone and other sights. Nice, safe neighborhood. Had a great stay.
We spent one nice and it was quite nice. Friendly host, enough space to maneuver, leavel, and wide open for sunsets and stars. Close to Tucson and Saguaro NP. Convenient to I10 if you are just passing through.
Right off I10, level spot, easy drives to 2 National Monuments and Tombstone. Thanks!
Host generously welcomed us at the beginning of the Covid pandemic when everything was shutting down and there was so much uncertainty (we're fulltime RV'ers who had been on the road 8 mos. at the time).
Spot was level and easy to back into. We were able to use the electric and water - so appreciated!
Cell service (Verizon) was perfect and out Hot Spot (t-mobile) worked well enough (not the best, but it's also t-mobile, lol).
We loved getting to know the family. Our kids got along so well with their kids (who are slightly older than mine) and their dogs are such sweethearts!
We felt so welcomed and would love to stay again if/when we're back through the area!
Thanks to the whole family!! We miss you already!
We ended up not being able to stay at this property, but definitely appreciated their quick responses to questions and overall communication.