Retired after 26 years of teaching kindergarten and preschool, raising 2 daughters and 2 grand daughters, doing a multitude of repair, painting, remodeling, maintenance projects in my daughter's coffee shops and our various houses, installing a perennial garden and managing rentals and other tasks - I think it's time to travel.
Several years ago after a month in Colombia, South America and several weeks in Ecuador - riding buses, staying in hostels and treking to Lost Cities, I decided an eight month tour of our National Parks out west would be my next challenge. I bought a cute 13' Scotty and a huge car to tow it, haul my bikes and store my gear. I'd never towed or hitched so the learning curve was steep indeed and involved some funny backing sessions. But I loved it and am still going on all kinds of travel adventures.
I enjoy trading travel stories especially about unexpected happenings. I like meeting gardeners, woodworkers, crafters, llama raisers, recyclers, almost anyone.
Let's see - I fix a lot of stuff and have done some electical and plumbing repairs. I love gardening and would gladly tidy up a perennial bed or vegetable patch. If I ever offer to cook something for you - run - unless it's scones - no one makes them like I do (according to my granddaughter).
I stayed with several wonderful Boondockers on my trips to Florida and heading out west. I've stayed on National Forest Land in California and in many Walmart parking lots in many states. I found several free and beautifully maintained campgrounds on my recent Natchez Trace bike trip which I'd highly recommend.
I currently live in Cleveland Heights and the driveway and yard are so small I can't even keep my little Scotty here so it's parked in a friend's backyard. Having other RVs here would be impossible.
I have a 13' Scotty trailer which I tow with my Odyssey. I need very little space since my camper is only 6' wide and has no slides! I'm pretty good about backing into most camping spots but always welcome assistance especially on private property.
It was a real pleasure hosting Polly. She is fun, energetic & super enthusiastic. Great conversation over dinner. And she even brought beer and cookies! We would welcome Polly back any time she likes!
Polly is a great outgoing and interesting traveler. Her stories of her journey to visit and hike many of our national parks is inspiring. Polly will be a welcome guest wherever she visits. We could not have asked for a better guest as our first boondocker.
Polly is friendly and interesting. I hope you pass this way again so we can hike.
Well organized, brave, adventurous lady.....We enjoyed her up front positive attitude and fun personality....And we were privileged to surprise her with a small birthday cake, since the occasion fell on her short stay here at THE GROVE.....
We highly recommend Polly to any host.