We are an all American couple that enjoy living in the country. Bill is an avid sportsman and hunter. Laurie is an artist who enjoys creating art and teaching art classes. We both enjoy wine, craft beer and we love to discover great places to eat whenever we travel. We of course love to travel in our RV and have plans on traveling the country more when we retire. We have met several couples who volunteer as lighthouse keepers or gift shop attendees in state and national parks. Our plan is to research this more and try it out when the time comes.
Bill is an avid sportsman and hunter. He loves archery and participates in an archery league each winter. He has been grooming his 25 acres for the past several years, working to turn it into a wildlife habitat.
Laurie is an artist. She paints mostly acrylic paintings but loves to try new things and loves learning new techniques. She teaches art classes and teaches painting for "Sip & Swirl" events. He passion is to help people who do not think they are creative, to create fun works of art.
We do have two pets. We have a Sheltie dog who is quite old and has become deaf. He is very friendly and quiet. We also have an older cat who likes to hide when we have guests.
We are just getting started with boondocking so do not have any favorite locations except for a spot in Alba, Michigan which is property owned by friends.
Our home address is Sanford, Michigan. You may recognize the town name because this spring we had very bed flooding and the Sanford Lake Dam breached, flooding a wide area and destroying the town of Sanford as well as a large area of Midland, MI which is downstream from Sanford. The cleanup will be underway for quite some time to come. Our property was not affected by the flooding. Our property is located about half way between Midland and Mt. Pleasant, MI. We have 25 acres and plenty of room to park an RV of any size. We keep trails mowed around the property and it is nice to take a walk in the evening. There is plenty of wildlife to view. The wild turkeys often come by in the morning and a whitetail doe had twins this spring and they like to wander by every once in a while too. Midland is a wonderful place to visit. They have several attractions such as Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest Canopy Walk as well as great restaurants. Mt. Pleasant is a college town and home to Central Michigan University. Both towns have nice brewery/restaurants. There are biking and hiking trails in the area as well as canoeing and kayaking opportunities for those who love to be outside.
We very much appreciated staying with the Shooltz’s! They were friendly and kind and the kids loved running around on the grass. We hope to see them again!
Starry night skies, no street noise, room to roam on a walking, wooded trail...wow, what a spot. But the best part was the welcome we received. We hope you'll come and visit.