My camper arrived today and I am preparing for my Maiden Voyage. I like the name Faust's, which means Lucky, but this is temporary. Me - my name is Robin. I recently retired as the sole property owner/manager of a Vermont farmstead where I founded a children's summer camp/adult music camp and operated a BnB, later AirBnB. When my children were young, I traveled from CA to CT in a VW Westfalia van, and back from MA to CA. Inspired from my early summer camp experiences and outdoor wilderness experiences, I settled in VT and founded a camp with a place-based cultural-heritage and land-stewardship mission. With grand-children now, I have sold the farm and am in transition to a new phase of life. The NuCamp teardrop will be my "magic carpet" to carry me through this time, traveling as safely as possible (for myself and others) "self-contained" until we can come together in larger gatherings again. I have worked extensively in New England as an event organizer, primarily of traditional music and dance, and identify here as a "Transformational Language Artist". I play the accordion, call square and contradances, and teach dance to promote positive change and cultural healing in my community . Embarking on new adventures, I am open to the possibilities ahead with hopes of meeting lots of new friends. I do not always travel with my dog, but hope the camper will enable me to bring him along more often. I'm looking forward to this new adventure!
I am somewhat tech-savvy with apple devices, and quite resourceful. I am able bodied enough to lend a hand with lifting, climbing, etc ,tho not strong enough to lift the tongue of my camper (140 lbs). Fifty pounds, yes. Rustic/wilderness camping skills - yes. I am always happy to play music for anyone willing to listen....the accordion sound carries beautifully over a distance is great outdoors. Song leading, rhythm and dance....always happy to share and encourage. Children....lots of experience. Eldercare too. I have some first-aid/responder skills but not currently certified, but I do tend to step in when others won't, and also have a calm presence in an emergency. In the spirit of cooperative living, I'm accustomed to chipping in with chores, feeding animals, mucking out stalls, shoveling snow....outdoor and indoor work. I have a CDL license and do love driving, sailing, biking, canoeing.
I have an 11lb cock-a-poo, name BooBoo, who often travels with me. He's non-allergenic and has been raised as a "therapy dog" to companion elderly folks. Not great with children or playful large dogs that rush towards him, but if unleashed, he is quick and eventually enjoys chases and romping in leaves and snow, from rug to rug, or in circles. He is treated for fleas/ticks, rabies uptodate, registered in VT, and is a "non-allergenic", non-shedding breed.
I love most the idea of visiting private properties that offer quiet and space from crowds right now. This first trip, I intend to keep moving so a good night's sleep is all I'll need. Being new to Boondocking, I'm eager to learn of great locations, but until 2021 and State Parks or off-the-beaten path nature-inspired locations are my hope. I have to say....Anywhere Vermont is my happy place, and the Randolph Region (off Exit 4) where I live now is ripe with possibility. Later I will post links, but happy to share info of VT and NewEngland.NorthBeach campground on Lake Champlain is a favorite.
I'd really LOVE to get into Canada (Cape Breton, PEI, New Brunswick) when I can, especially the Miramichi region where I understand there are several campgrounds.
Randolph Center, VT
2021 NuCamp 320S Teardrop Tow vehicle: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee (15')
Such a pleasure getting to meet this boondocker and her cute little puppy 😁 Her teardrop trailer is a must to see if you host her!
I only regret is that the time was so short, she had such interesting conversation, but hopefully we will cross paths again.
Travel safe my dear new friend.