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Age: 55-65

Member since May 2020

1 Year to living the RV life

Ultra Host

Expired Guest

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My husband Darren and I are new RVers and can't wait to have more days out on the road. We will be fully retired from public education in about a year and look forward to seeing America. We love to travel and playing golf is always a focus on our trips. Family is very important to us and our elderly parents live with us along with two dogs, a husky and German Shepherd. We look forward to making new friends and sharing stories about places to go and things to see/do.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We are both educators and love to golf.

Darren-Lesa's Pets

We currently have two dogs, Bella and Duke. Bella is a middle aged Husky and a bit of a diva. Duke is a black German Shepherd puppy who is easy active and is working on behavior. Neither travel with us now, but once we retire we expect to have Duke with us. He loves people, but doesn't always play well with other animals.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We haven't had a chance to stay anywhere yet.

Darren-Lesa's Hometown

Our hometown is Moberly, Missouri. It has a population of 13,000 and is located on Highway 63. We are 30 miles north of I-70 about halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis. We are 25 miles south of Highway 36. Our property is a couple of miles north of town and just off Highway 63. We have a Wal-Mart and Lowes along with a couple of other shopping options, but no real grocery store. There is a beautiful park in town, a movie theater with a drive-in, and a golf course. There are several eating options including fast food restaurants, 3 Mexican restaurants, Pizza, BBQ, and Family restaurants.

Darren-Lesa's Guest Details

Darren-Lesa's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

40 feet long

40' 5th wheel with 4 slides pulled with a Chevy 3500 dually

Darren-Lesa's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts

Darren-Lesa Has 1 Host Location

Bella's Backyard

Moberly, MO, US
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Darren-Lesa's References (23)

References from Guests (23)


September 2021

Second stay

Second stay here and once again a great experience.
Thanks again for the hospitality.


September 2021

So hospitable!

Really nice folks with an awesome location. Helped me get situated and had a nice visit as well. Locally knowledgeable for food and best gas prices too!
I travel from Chicago to Oklahoma every year and will certainly be visiting again.


August 2021

Great Host

Host was a great communicator prior to the stay, and was very helpful in getting me parked and making sure I had every thiing I needed. What more could you ask for? A+


August 2021

MO Visit

Great location, beautiful scenery, gracious host who was patient with me backing up my camper to hook up to electricity! I will be back. 😊


July 2021

Bella's Backyard

Our first Boondockers Welcome overnight stay! Our Hosts were very welcoming and provided for our overnite.
We enjoyed our conversations with both of them and got to meet their "puppies" as we are dog lovers also. Took a walk on their country road as the sun set on their country location.


July 2021

Great Missouri detour

I had a lovely drive through central Missouri to get to the location. It was a beautiful spot with a choice of places to park with electric. Friendly dogs to greet you. The host was very nice too.
I was grateful for a place to stay on the weekend of the 4th. Very restful and quiet.
I hope to pass this way again.


July 2021

Great stay

We only stayed one night but it was great. Our host and hostess were very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Highly recommend.


July 2021

Great Host

We stayed for night as we passing through a road trip t. Our stay was outstanding
We had a refresh day and was ready to be on the road.


June 2021

Lovely welcome!

We had an awesome time meeting the hosts and their 2 wonderful dogs. A safe place to stay and a restful nights sleep. Perfect!
Highly recommend these hosts.


June 2021

Nice Quick Stay

We parked and we went to sleep early. The location is secure and flat.
Woke up refreshed and kept the adventure going.

Very nice property right off the hwy.

Thank you Bellas Backyard for your kindness


June 2021

Restful Evening

The host were very helpful and friendly. I had a very restful evening. There location is easily located. I highly recommend them as host's.


May 2021

Great hosts and beautiful site

We enjoyed our short stay at Bella’s Backyard. The hosts were very prompt with communications about our stay, and met us when we drove down the driveway. We easily backed our 34’ fifth wheel in front of the garage on one of the most level spots we’ve had on this trip. We relaxed in the afternoon overlooking a huge, beautiful yard surrounded by trees with their friendly pup at our feet. When we left this morning, we had another chance to chat with the host. We would highly recommend this site if you are in the area.


May 2021

Gracious Hosts

Lesa warmly greeted me and we had a brief but nice chat. She provided me with water to refill my tank which was great!

Unfortunately it was a bit chilly and rainy so I never had a chance to talk with the hosts a second time which made me feel awkward. I would have liked to tell them in person how thankful I am for their wonderful hospitality. I would also have loved to meet the 94 year old youngster who keeps the eight acres of lawn looking so incredible!

Great spot and even better hosts, all thumbs up from me!


Easy access off the Highway, beautiful, peaceful place to overnight. Very nice, friendly Hosts. Good amenities close by. Thank you!!


April 2021

Great time

We had a great visit with the host. Got to play with the dogs and stretch our legs. We had a wonderful time.


April 2021

Great place to spend the night

Weather was cold and snowy. Right of the main road ,easy in and out. Nice spot to park.
Thanks again.


January 2021

Camping in the snow.

Snow started coming down just as we arrived at Bella's Backyard. The hosts helped us get parked for the night

It was still snowing in the morning so Darren and Lesa insisted that we stay to see what the weather was going to do .
Darren and Lesa were nice enough to let us stay an extra night.

The following morning the snow was over and we were back on the road .

Thanks Darren and Lesa for a great place to stay and helping us through the snow storm. If you are ever in Southeast Nebraska feel free to stay at "Living in the Country" with us.


December 2020

Conveniently Located

Great people. Friendly and accommodating. Conveniently located off the freeway. Beautiful piece of property. Thank you for your hospitality.


November 2020

Great location and hosts

Very friendly and helpful. Will stop again if in the area


September 2020

Bella’s Backyard

Outstanding Hosts! Very friendly and hospitable. Nice parking spot, electrical and water. Beautiful property.

A former member

August 2020

Friendly Hosts

We enjoyed the nice quiet rural location. Our grandkids loved the huge lawn.

Thanks for having us.


July 2020


Wonderful host. Peaceful location. Would highly recommend to others and would love to stay there again.


June 2020


Very gracious hosts. Level site with hookups as needed.