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ruready1st

Age: 45-55

Member since March 2020

Retired military spouse who loves travel

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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!

Skills & Expertise to Share

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.

ruready1st's Pets

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.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I have never boondocked. I am a campground kind of person. I like electricity and hookups.

ruready1st's Hometown

Originally from WMass, Wilbraham, MA. We now reside in Benson, AZ

ruready1st Has 1 Host Location

J Six Ranchettes Country Acre

Benson, AZ, US
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ruready1st's References (24)

References from Guests (23)

toridnyc

May 2021

Super Host!

Nice folks. Nice flat set-up.


T+B_wanderings

May 2021

Great overnight stay in Benson

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


bakerfamily

May 2021

Great place to stay!

Great level place for the RV to stay! Hosts were friendly!


HootinTBoutin

May 2021

Restful stay

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.


EricKristyn

April 2021

Great Place!

This is a great location just off of the interstate. We loved the set up and the hospitality! Highly recommend


joenkim

April 2021

Super site

This is a very nice site and we were welcomed well. We enjoyed our time and are grateful for this opportunity.


coaching6

March 2021

Coaching6

Our self-levelers are very low to ground on our 35’ fifth wheel. It was close, but we got it backed in.


tlindgren

February 2021

Great Hosts

Enjoyed my stay here. Would like to come back if passing through.


legendsofamerica

February 2021

Beautiful area with access to lots of places.

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.


joann9

February 2021

Excellent hosts

A peaceful stay with very helpful hosts. Loved the area. I ended up staying 3 nights


pammadore

February 2021

Great visit!

Convenient but rural. Didn’t see much of my host but the space they had was perfect! Would recommend.


Luckybug11

January 2021

Beautiful views and full hook ups

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!


Moonshadow2020

January 2021

Safe location with mountain views.

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.


Paul+Grachia

January 2021

Great 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!


rnamyl

January 2021

Rural Farm close to Highway

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.


TheMorleys

January 2021

Great 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!


Runnerwarrior

January 2021

Desert Beauty!

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!


Ace2win

December 2020

Great location with many amenities and a great hosts

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!!!


BonniJean3

December 2020

Wonderful stay with outstanding hosts!

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!


Crossroads

November 2020

Great Location Nice Family

Kind, friendly host. Close to Tombstone and other sights. Nice, safe neighborhood. Had a great stay.


shasselberg

November 2020

Nice stopover

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.


ajbowman

October 2020

Convenient

Right off I10, level spot, easy drives to 2 National Monuments and Tombstone. Thanks!


TheBrunsons

August 2020

I can't say enough positive things about our experience at J Six!

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!


Personal References (1)

dstempke

July 2021

Great communication

We ended up not being able to stay at this property, but definitely appreciated their quick responses to questions and overall communication.