I am remarkably successful at avoiding four-lane (and wider) highways, especially interstates (even when I'm not pulling my trailer), so road trips mean stoplights and stop signs, seeing real towns and talking to real people, driving with the windows down, eating real food, and taking my time.
There's always a camping tent in the car, and when the weather is right (especially when the sky is clear and filled with stars), that's where I prefer to sleep.
I'm extremely handy and can fix lots of things, but not broken hearts.
I travel cross country from upstate NY to Southern California and back each winter, when my favorite (luxury?) boondocking spots are my sister's driveway in New Mexico and my daughter's driveway in California; as well as on the property of friends along the way and of all the wonderful Boondocker's Welcome hosts I've stayed with on my travels. But for more basic boondocking, I like the Bosque del Apache (N.M.); a lovely quiet lake in northeastern Mississippi; Cajun country in southern Louisiana, (as well as all along the Gulf Coast); the coast of California; and anywhere near and along the Mississippi, the Rio Grande, and the Colorado River.
If asked where I'm from or where home is, I say, Santa Fe, New Mexico and environs. It's not where I live, but it's where I have spent most of my life,. If asked where I Iive, I say, for now, upstate New York, along the Massachusetts border. It's where I own a home, where I keep my stuff, where I park my trailer, mow the grass, and grow a garden from May to October. I
2015 10-foot Aliner Ranger that I pull with a 2012 Subaru Forester. We fit almost everywhere, but I'm not at all enthusiastic about backing up uphill or for any great distance.
JennyA was a very quiet, nice guest to have at our place. She is very self sufficient, and capable. Recommended highly.
We had a lovely stay with Jenny who was a wealth of information on all things local. We parked in a grassy back area of her house that had plenty of privacy and a beautiful view of her gardens. Though we had mostly cloudy and rainy weather we found plenty of stimulating indoor activities in the surrounding areas. I greatly enjoyed my morning walks with Jenny in the property surrounding her house. Thank you so much for having us and I hope our paths cross again in the future!
Jenny A was my first BW stay. What a gracious host! She greeted us in the driveway and showed us where to park - in an apple orchard just past her garage. Jenny offered the use of an electric hookup and even a firepit with starters and wood!
We chatted about some of her travels and she gave me some tips, since I'm a novice. I travel with 2 dogs, so she told me where I could walk them - in a large hay field with a pond across the road. She even came to check on us the following morning.
Jenny has a beautiful, quiet setting and is a wonderful host. The bar has been set high for future travels!
After helping us park in her back yard anong her flower gardens, Jenny invited us for iced tea on her front porch. There we had a lovely chat, while forming a new friendship.
This will definately be on my future visit list.
Jenny was a wonderful host ! She was most helpful, going above and beyond to help us out with our few problems. She is also a wealth of useful informations for other boondockers. Her spot is great, right next to the forest and to her nice garden.
Thanks a lot, Jenny !
Jenny has a beautiful yard, with a portion of it supervised by an old apple tree. Putting your RV up in that portion of her yard is incredibly peaceful, quiet and beautiful. It's not a place for a really big RV (difficult to get into that portion of the yard because you have to pass by the garage), but it was perfect for my 24 footer. Jenny supervised my passage past the garage (even getting up early-early in the am), which was a tremendous asset!
With a bottle of cold tea from Jenny, we sat at an outside table and got to know one another. After dinner, Jenny made her fire pit and fuel available. There, it's possible to listen to flocks of Canada geese flying overhead, the chirping of crickets, and watch the day fade away next to the crackling fire.
I had to make a quick and early getaway the next morning, but it would have been lovely to stay a while. Jenny offered help in picking the most picturesque route that fit my plans, and told me where to get the best deals on fuel. Wow!
Jenny travels with her own RV, so she's not always there. Be sure to plan early. Jenny's location and hospitality are wonderful!
We spent one night at JennyA's back in July - our first-ever Boondockers Welcome stay - and were made to feel instantly welcome. The spot was quiet, peaceful, and convenient to the Berkshires. Recommended.