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Age: 55-65

Member since July 2020

My husband and I full time rv with our 2 dogs.

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I left the workforce in local Florida government before retirement age so that my husband, Jim, a retired pastor, and quite a few years older than I, could spend several years RVing and seeing our children and grandchildren, who are scattered all over the U.S. Jim and I and our 2 dogs, Cooper and Maggie, full time in our 36 foot motorhome, pulling a towed to see the sights. Although maintaining residency in Florida, it is our aim to see as much of this great nation as we can on a retirement budget. We tend to stay places for a month to take advantage of a cheaper monthly rate, but also giving us time to fully explore the area. We are not typically boon dockers, other than the occasional parking lot on the way to a destination. However, we feel becoming members of Boondockers Welcome will allow us to explore areas for a short time that we wouldn't normally be able to afford to. My sister boondocks in Colorado almost annually on BLM land and loves it and has been encouraging us to try it. I believe our membership with BW will help us determine if boondocking will be something we will enjoy.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am pretty handy with anything needing repair or replaced, however, somewhat limited by health in the last few years. Jim being a retired pastor, can always give words of encouragement and as a preacher has highly developed his skill of talking your ears off. We both love working outside, however, as the years have caught up on us, we are limited by heat and over exertion.

jelphinstone's Pets

Yes, 2 very spoiled dogs, both adopted. Cooper is a half chihuahua and we think half corgi and Maggie is a Maltese mix. We have a portable outdoor pen, with a mat under it,that we like to use because when we are outside, they enjoy being out with us and this way they don't have to stay on a short lead.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Just starting to boondock, however, look forward to sharing our experiences with others as we live and learn.

jelphinstone's Hometown

We are residents of Florida since 2013, moving there from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. However, I am originally from Oklahoma and Jim moved to the U.S. from Scotland in 1990 after a lifelong desire to become a U.S. citizen.

jelphinstone's Guest Details

jelphinstone's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

36 feet long

2006 Georgie Boy Landau and 2013 GMC Terrain

jelphinstone's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

jelphinstone's References (7)

References from Hosts (7)


June 2021

Very nice couple

We enjoyed hosting jelphinston. We had a very nice visit with them, and hope they come again someday.


November 2020

Plesant stay!

Great couple who are welcome here any time. Short stay, wish they could have stayed longer. Handled there RV like a champ. Dogs are well behaved and very loveable.


August 2020

Pleasant hosting experience

They were a very pleasant couple and interesting to visit with. We enjoyed their stay and consider them new friends.


August 2020


JELPHINSTONE was almost more of a host than a guest. Shortly after their arrival, they appeared at our door with 4 ears of corn as they had been to the local Farmer's Market and had purchased some excess "according to them!" Sunday evening they hosted an all GUESTS "melon feed" at their RV, which Becky and I missed as we had both fallen asleep in our chairs in front of the TV. "We do that a lot at our ages!" They appeared the next morning with two baggies full of watermelon and cantaloupe, which we promptly had for breakfast, followed by corn-on-the-cob for dinner. We are going to see if they will adopt us! Sincerely, a delightful couple to "HOST" and welcome to return whenever they are in the area! Safe travels, Becky & George


August 2020

Great guests, friendly couple

jelphinstone are a fun and friendly couple on the road, and enjoying life and whatever comes their way. We enjoyed visiting with them and hearing about their travels. Well behaved dogs and respectful of our property and animals. We enjoyed hosting them and they are welcome to come back anytime their travels brings them this way.


August 2020

one night stay

Were able to speak only for a few minutes but it was nice to have the couple here.


July 2020

Wonderful guests.

We enjoyed our visit with them. They were great people. Hope we get to see them again in the future.