"It's not a slow car, it's a fast house" includes Mike and Geneva and our dogs. We are a travel-loving, adventurous couple with two street/rescue mutts. We just returned from a four year drive through Central and South America. (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and then shipped the truck to South America to explore Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana) We recently returned to the USA and purchased this new vehicle. You can see more photos at our website www.slowcarfasthouse.com We have also driven around Iceland and Australia.
We have been in the world of public education and administration for our entire careers. Geneva wrapped up her career as a high school principal after opening an innovative, charter school in Arizona. Mike retired after a wonderful career in colleges and county education offices. Our experience included supervision of numerous employees and large operational budgets. We gained many skills through these experiences, but we are ready to relax and enjoy offering service where needed.
We are both organizers, planners, big-picture types that can see a situation and find ways to work more efficiently and effectively. We enjoy solving problems, helping folks follow their dreams and giving our time and energy to improve the human condition. We do not work in paid positions, and prefer to keep it that way.
We are both non-smokers and we seldom drink but we don't mind if you do. We speak English, Spanish and a little Portuguese. Our travels have offered us many great stories to share, but we generally keep to ourselves and ask nothing of our hosts except a space to park and an opportunity to walk our dogs.
Organizing, purging, cleaning up. Basic auto mechanical work. Handy with many tools. Practical skills on computers, printers, phones and related technology. A good cook. Sewing.Gardening. Dog walking. Teaching people new skills and learning new skills ourselves. What project can we help you with?
We travel with two adopted street dogs. Nica is a small (11k) Queensland mix mutt from the streets of Nicaragua. Pacha is a tall (23k) hound mix mutt that was found living in an ancient ruin in Peru. They are both spayed females, current on all vaccines and treatments. Neither dog knows tricks or even sits on command but they can stay, come, and stop when directed. They are calm, obedient, house-trained and very well behaved. If your space is not welcoming to dogs, they can remain in the RV and be walked off property. If you prefer, they can be leashed or tied out and we are advocates of picking up dog poop!
South of the border! As you have seen, we have visited many countries in our own vehicles and quite a few countries in rented/borrowed vehicles.
The middle of Arizona! We last lived in Clarkdale, Prescott and Bouse, Arizona. We also lived in Mexico for a couple of years. But we have been on the road for seven years without a fixed home.
We will arrive in a beautiful 1997 Safari Trek. This 25 foot rig is new to us, but familiar to the folks who worship these RV's. We are fully self contained and have a quiet little Onan generator and a good solar set up. If space allows we might put out an awning and some chairs. We love a safe area to let our dogs stretch their legs and sniff around. But we can work with whatever you have available if you are willing to host us. (keep in the awning, walk the dogs elsewhere, etc) We are non-smokers, non-drinkers, but don't mind if you do! We have been traveling full-time for over 7 years We began part-timing on a motorcycle with a tent and a small trailer. Then moved full-time into a 1985 VW Vanagon. We used those two vehicles for the USA, Mexico and Canada (including Alaska). Then we built out a custom cabover camper truck rig for a trip southward down the Pan-American Highway. Over the past four years we drove through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and then shipped the truck to South America to explore Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and back to Brazil. We recently returned to the USA and purchased this new vehicle. You can see more photos at our website www.slowcarfasthouse.com (eventually we may be towing an ugly 1969 VW bug)