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Age: 65+

Member since August 2020

Love dark skies and quiet woods

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I was a teacher of blind, visually impaired, multi-handicapped children for 30 years in CT, but retired to my home state of Mass. I enjoy the outdoors and camping, solo canoeing, standup paddle board, birding. I volunteer at a Mass Audubon sanctuary, play surdo (Brazilian stick drum) with a women's drumming group and other instruments just for my own enjoyment. My favorite activity during Covid has been to take my Road Trek to the local state park early in the morning, paddle my board out to a quiet, shaded spot, sit down to drift, eat breakfast, and be quiet in nature. I'll paddle a couple hours, swim from the board and leave before it gets busy--perfect morning in hot weather.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Tough question unless you want to know more about birds, solo canoeing, or braille. I enjoy talking about camping areas and RV hacks because I've learned so much from other RVers.

Carla's Pets

I have a young Toy Poodle who's an unusual black/gray/white merle color with eye. He's been my companion in isolation and loves camping in the van because I'm never very far away--both a blessing and a curse! He's playful, cute, and smart. Growing up with Covid he tends to be shy around new people and dogs, but not in an aggressive way. He's a quiet dog except when whining at mom for something he can't have!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I dry camp most of the time in state parks. I like the Adirondaks--places like Bucks Pond and I have a favorite in Mass. Having a Class B, I can camp in places the bigger RVs can't get into.

Carla's Hometown

My hometown since retirement has been a small "city" in Massachusetts, in the shadow of Mt. Tom and on the Oxbow bend of the CT River. I can walk to orchards and other farms within a mile a mile of my home. It's beautiful, but I still enjoy camping and seeing other places.

Carla's Guest Details

Carla's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

19 feet long

Road Trek 190

Carla's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

Carla's References (1)

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August 2020

Our first guest

Carla was our first boondockers welcome guest. it was a pleasure meeting her and having her stay with us and her little toy poodle. She was able to take advantage of some of the features of our Lake. Thanks for coming Carla