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Age: 65+

Member since May 2020

Trustworthy. Restless. Curious.

Expired Guest

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I am an educated adventurer, reader of high-quality literature, animal activist, and writer. I value peace, serenity, and solitude. I expect common courtesy and human decency from those I come into contact with (but I must admit, at times I am disappointed!). Lived at least 25 different places (after raising my 2 children) in 8 different states and no I am not a felon, in fact I have a clean driving record, a non-existent criminal record, and an above-average credit score. I crave new experiences ! I have a realtor's license and an Open Water Scuba Certification (salt water).
Love to hike! Love to fish! Love to swim! Love to kayak!

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am a camping expert. I also know a LOT about RV's from years of using them for travel and living in, from Class C to pop-ups to pull-behinds. I am a dog trainer, campfire cook, and exploring solar power with my 100 watt solar panel, batteries, and inverter but I want to know more. I can replumb as long as it's pvc pipe! I enjoy buying derelict properties and cleaning, painting, fixing, flooring, and landscaping.

KatyK's Pets

Yes, Katy my Rhodesian Ridgeback who is my comfort animal, roommate, and best friend, and goes with me where she is allowed, plus two kit-cats who stay behind. I bring Katy's shots record with me and she is completely up-to-date, including a 3-year rabies shot. In addition, she is spayed.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Fox River Rustic. There's an artesian spring there.
Pinckney (Mich) Rustic Campground. The spots are large, mostly level, private, and well kept.
Waterloo (Mich) Rustic Campground (Green River). Nothing much to do, just peaceful.
Three Lakes Rustic. (Upper Peninsula) Caught my first perch there!
Balsam Mountain Rustic (Smoky Mountains). Nobody else around. Beautiful.
Osage Reservation (Rustic), Oklahoma (saw my one and only tarantula there).
Rustic places along the New River in W. Va. (after a river trip).
Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, unbelievable.
Ocala National Forest (I think it is national) in Florida. Peaceful.
To name the ones I can remember. There's been a lot.

KatyK's Hometown

Taylor, Michigan

KatyK's Guest Details

KatyK's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

18 feet long

I am a retired lady with an older Ridgeback dog Katy. "Our" camper is an older classic 18' StarCraft called "Starla". I have a porta potty inside, carry my own water for everything, Have camped all my life! Drive a silver 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500, Have pulled various campers from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, to The Florida Keys, to the Smoky Mountains, to Oklahoma, to Missouri, back to Michigan, through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, you name it. "Starla" has, a dorm refrigerator, lights, heat, but I also have a 100 watt solar system with 2 batteries and an inverter because I love to boondock just as much as the state campgrounds which is where we (Katy and me) usually stay, preferring the rustic spots over the others, but they are sometimes few and far between. I tented many, many times but got tired of the storms -- rain -- wind. I "work camped" in The Smoky Mountains for two years at the Mountaineer Campground in Townsend, Tenn. Tent camped at The Dry Tortugas. I am a homeowner.

KatyK's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

KatyK's References (11)

References from Hosts (9)


July 2021

Fun to get to know!

We had a nice time getting to know these guests. Quiet and respectful, curious, full of energy. A spark of energy!


July 2021

Great Guests

Great guests


July 2021

Great Guests

Great guests


July 2021


Very nice, welcome back if we’re available

Snuffy's Tree farm

November 2020

Nice lady

KatyK spent 3 nights here and was no problem at all. Had some nice chats and nice weather to go with them.


November 2020

Great guest

Katyk was a great guest. the only concern I have is if you have pets, her dog is not pet friendly. her dog is great with people but will be aggressive with other dogs.


May 2020

Happy campers

A very pleasant, low key and interesting guest. Please stop back if it's on your way again.


May 2020

Great Guests

We had the pleasure to host Katyk and her sweet dog for a night. She was very friendly and we enjoyed sitting and sharing travel stories. Katyk is welcome to spend the night anytime she comes this way.


May 2020

Excited she found Boondockers Welcome. This was her first stay.

She and her dog Katy were great guests - friendly, quiet, respectful, and appreciative.

Note that while Katie is great around people, she’s “unpredictable around other dogs” (guest’s words, so we mostly kept our little dog inside).

References from Guests (1)


October 2020

Kind and caring host

Very convenient location, we loved meeting the sweet dog and learning about the area. Our host was very helpful and hospitable and kind to our boys! Thanks!!

Personal References (1)


May 2021

Unresponsive Host

This Host location may no longer exist. We waited over 24 hours and then heard from the Boondockers Welcome administrator that the request had expired.