I got my RV in March of 2014. In the first year I put nearly 30,000 miles on, and I am still loving it!
I love the idea of being able to travel and change my schedule without too much effort. And that if I find a great place to visit, I can take a detour and go there.
Digital editing, web design, IT/Networking. - those are the things I have done for money. (professionally)
I have also raised and milked goats, made goat milk soap, and am currently spending as much time as possible sailing my 48 foot sail boat in San Francisco Bay.
I have 2 Belgian Shepherds that don't often get to travel with me.
I am always looking for new favorite places.
Right now my favorite for boondocking is a BLM site along the Columbia River near the Dalles.
Columbia Falls, MT
2014.5 (yes, they made a half year model upgrade) Airstream Interstate. Yes, Airstream actually makes a self-propelled model! They say it's 24 feet, really it's 24 feet and a few inches. I got it in March of 2014 and as of March 2017 I have over 60,000 miles on it. My goal is to see those amazing places that I have never seen, and find some of those neat places that aren't so well known along the way. So far I have checked Little Big Horn, Devil's Tower, Crazy Horse, and Yellowstone Park (where we even saw a mama bear and her cubs) off the list! Crater Lake, Yosemite, the Redwood Forest (multiple times), Death Valley (in June no less...) and Joshua Tree park. The list continues to grow. I call my rig the StormRunner, in honor of my dog, Storm. Though, I am wondering if that was a poor choice, since in the first 3 months my travels took me through a wind/dust storm with 50 mph winds, and dust so thick that it disabled most of my sensors (the dash was going crazy), and a thunder/lightning/hail storm, again with 50 mph winds, at least this one was in a place where I could pull over and get under an overpass. Storm does not travel with me most of the time these days.
We enjoyed hosting StormRunner and the lively conversations that ensued. We'd be happy to see her again, as our driveway guest or as our host, should we find ourselves in her part of the American West.
Here is a wonderful lady that brought me ice cream since I broke my ankle and can't get to the store.
She was very interesting and compassionate. She has some great tales to tell.
She is on her way down the road and hope she'll be back for another visit one day. She is always welcome. And I should be finished up with Physical therapy and back out on the road.
Highly recommend Wendy, what a cool person!
Very pleasant Storm guy that talks ;-)
Will have Wendy back anytime. Thanks Wendy for the visit and soon-to-be Ocean Shores landing spot.
Had Wendy and her gorgeous dog, Storm, spend the night at our place. They were both perfect guests!! Really enjoyed meeting Wendy and we had a great visit. Storm is friendly and well-behaved. They're both welcome back anytime they're in our area - we'd love to have them again!
Can't beat this place. Our host was as personable, hospitable, and generous. She even offered and shared a bottle of wine with us out on a beautiful night beneath the pines. And what an amazing place -- nestled in private wilderness, you feel like you're forever away from town. Yet, you're only 5 min drive to everything. A perfect stay.
With a beautiful view of Columbia Falls Mt. one could not ask for a more serene place to stay. Our hostess was like staying with one of the family, a wonderful person. We're unsure what was better, Glacier NP or lounging in the yard looking up at the mountains behind us. I hope we venture into this part of the country again so we can enjoy a visit here again.
Thanks again to our Hostess.
This site is indescribable. Our host really provides a haven from city life unlike any other. Serene is a close description. The majesty of the adjacent mountain, the seclusion of the site, the log dwelling, the canopy of pines, and the warm hospitality of our host all added up to a memorable stay. Our host is so friendly, interesting, intelligent and super adventurous, sharing her journey with us, educating us. We,ll be back next year!!
Owner was fantastic. Very pleasant and accommodating. Great well water available. 20 minutes from Glacier National Park west entrance.
This was a great jumping off point for exploring the park and surrounding area. Wendy was welcoming and friendly.
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful place! It was so nice to be able to come back after a day of exploring and relax with the birds singing and a few deer visiting 😊.
We had a very enjoyable stay our Hostess was very informative about what to visit where to go what to see as well as being very hospitable.
Wendy is an awesome host and Pinesong is a great location. Very convenient to visit Glacier and Whitefish. Would love to visit again.
StormRunner is a fantastic host. She is an old friend that I just met. After setting up, she invited me to dinner with a friend the following evening in her home. We also attended an outside concert in town and went to a local annual Horse Show that benefits cancer research during my stay. Wendy offered to let me stay additional days as I was scheduled to move to another local Boondockers spot. We had two additional Boondocker families stay one night and the bonfire was on. Marshmallows were a great hit! As I said..... fantastic host!
Stopped at this postcard perfect bit of heaven complete with a forest, river, fellow boon dockers and a couple of friendly dogs. A highlight of our trip was the ceremonial campfire, complete with an ever burning log. The host was so welcoming and made us feel right at home. We would have loved to spend more time there...hope to see her again.
What a wonderful host and experience! Learned a lot, shared a campfire, and looking forward to our next rendezvous.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Storm Runner is amazing and her property is absolutely beautiful. Our kiddos adored her two Belgian Shepherds. We loved chatting over wine and wished we could have stayed longer (as she offered) but we have to keep traveling. We hope to see Wendy again in her travels or ours.
StormRunner was a very gracious host! She was very patient with our flexing schedule, and she allowed us to fill our fresh water tank and plug in to her 110 electric. The site was absolutely beautiful, peaceful, and private. Bring your mosquito repellant (but that is true anywhere in the area!)! We would definitely recommend staying with StormRunner while in the Glacier National Park area!
We so enjoyed our stay with at StormRunner's Pinesong. Her property is secured with a coded gate and it is oh-so-quiet and peaceful. We were able to park our 37' travel trailer without difficulty - she has a lot of "wiggle room" for parking. We hope StormRunner will come south for the winter and stay with us a few days. Thank you for the restful stay in such beautiful surroundings.
We spent great days at Wendy's house. She was really welcoming and kind.
Her house is really convenient ir you are planning to visit the park.
Thank you Wendy!!!!
We had a great time staying with Wendy. She is a very interesting and fun person. We felt like we were actually staying with family because that is the way she makes you feel. Highly recommend her as a place to stay for a short term visit to the area. Very informative on things in the area. Fantastic lady, highly recommend her as a boondocker stopover.
This is a wonderful spot so close to the ocean you can hear the waves. And the sunset! Spectacular! All this and a very welcoming host - a perfect visit.
Great location to use as a base to explore Glacier National Park! We stayed for a few days and got to explore the park as well as Columbia Falls. It was such a relaxing and quiet place for us to take a break and catch up with planning during the few days of rain we had. The rain we had was snow in the park and looked beautiful with a line of snow covering the tops of the mountains. Would love to stay here again with better weather to explore Glacier more but who knows maybe in the future!
As our first boondocking experience, we had the joy of meeting an awesome and most accommodating host, StormRunner! We enjoyed getting to know her and experiencing the warm and friendly Montana hospitality. She provided a beautiful campsite with 30 amp hookup and the best tasting well water ever. Her property backs up to the mountains and has a gorgeous creek running through it. Within 5 minutes of the property is a gas station with a RV dump. Her property is a few minutes from the charming town of Columbia Falls. In town, across from the grocery store is a really nice and clean laundry mat. I won't go into details but StormRunner went way above and beyond in helping us out with some travel emergencies. We would highly recommend StormRunner and would definitely stay there again. We could never thank her enough!
We enjoyed two days boondocking at Stormrunner's ranch and are grateful she was in town. We met Storm and Ellie, Belgian shepherds who are friendly and curious. Had a great hike on the hills above the ranch. We dried our hand washed laundry in the warm sun. A delightful respite in our travels.
We were fortunate to stay with Stormrunner again this year. Her place is very secure and we always feel welcome. Location not too far from Glacier National Park. I can highly recommend this location.
We really enjoyed staying with Stormrunner on her property. We had a nice chat on the front porch of her cute log cabin, after we got settled in. She was nice enough to let us stay, even though she was getting ready for her own trip. We had just visited Glacier national park and it was nice not to have to drive too far for a place to stay.
Thanks again, Stormrunner for your hospitality and please come visit us in Michigan on your travels!
Even with our late arrival she was still there to meet us. Her place was perfect for our truck and camper.
We stayed two nights here, and had a great stay. Easy ride to both Glacier and the towns of whitefish/kalispell/etc. It is nice and quiet there and it wasn't hard to find. Would recommend this place to others! Thanks again for having us!
The host was very gracious and fun to be around. She went above and beyond, cooking us dinner one night and inviting us for a game of pool as well. The property is great and we were greeted by friendly goats and excited pups! We stayed with her during our visit to Glacier National Park, which is not too far from her property. We had a great time exploring the area and having a safe place to come back to at night!
Thanks StormRunner! :)
Traveling from Jasper and Banff in Canada, to Glacier National Park, on to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, this spot was perfectly located, and provided the things I needed: quiet, water, electric, and a pooch to love on.
The host is friendly, flexible and generous, and very welcoming. I stayed through a storm and was comfortable.
Wendy did all she could to make sure we had a wonderful night at her lovely home. From being greeted by her friendly goats to providing us with more than we needed - StormRunner is a 5 star host.
I loved parking here. The lot was very private, yet was close to the beach. Wendy was very informative and I'd stay here again in a hot second. Thanks again Wendy!!
We stayed with Stormrunner during our visit to Glacier National Park. The location is private, secure, and lovely. Storm runner was a gracious host along with Storm, the search dog. I only have positive compliments for this host.
Dinner, wine, good conversation, quiet surroundings, plus use of indoor plumbing. Who could ask for more? We had a great visit and hope to see StormRunner again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with StormRunner, who was an absolute delight to be with.
We would go well out of our way to visit w
ith StormRunner again :-)
I had to opportunity to visit StormRunner last week in route to the Glacier Watertown Ham Fest at East Glacier, Montana. I met one of the guests staying for a few days and they were very please at the accommodations Very nice area and excellent access to Glacier National Park. I will be staying as a guest in the near future.
We had planned to stay at Wendy's during the Ocean Shores Irish Festival this week.
Unfortunately, we were unable to make it.
Wendy was super cooperative and was always very quick to respond to my correspondence with her.
We are disappointed that our plans didn't pan out the way we wanted them to this week, but look forward to meeting her in person soon.
All the Best to Wendy!
Joe and Diana