A retired educational consultant and retired C.P.A., we are extended-time RVers. We tend to be snowbirds, but not exclusively. Besides Boondockers Welcome we are members of Havest Hosts, FMCA, the Escapees RV Club, the Prevost Owners Group, Prevost Community, Converted Coach Owners, and last, but not least, RVillage. We are members of various FMCA chapters and SKP Chapters and BoFs. For a more complete description of our interests see our our RVillage Profile under the name "Bruce and Linda (Omnibus)".
Linda is a very good vegan (whole-food, plant-based) cook.
We do a lot of work on our converted coach and Bruce writes articles for Bus Conversion Magazine. He is also the webmaster for four WordPress websites, including our own which features a daily blog if/when Bruce has time to keep it up to date. http://www.omnibus-mi.us/ Bruce is also very involved in photography.
We are both licensed Amateur Radio Operators (ham radio).
Yes, a female cat named Juniper.
We have enjoyed almost every place we have been.
We were both born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area but have lived and worked in S. E. Michigan all of our adult lives. We relocated from a suburb of Detroit to our place in the country in 2013 after we retired and are now located conveniently to Brighton, Hartland, and Howell.
1991 Prevost H3-40 VIP motorcoach converted new by Royale Coach (Monaco). 40 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, 13 feet high, and 42,000 pounds. No slides. Repainted in 2011-12 and featured in the February 2013 issue of Bus Conversion Magazine. It looks nice. Numerous articles in BCM since that time on various projects we have done, and continue to do, on this bus.
The title pretty much sums it up.
Had a good guest and a lot of friendly visiting time and conversations.
He's quite knowledgeable and willing to share his information.
Beautiful property and great hosts, perfect place to recharge batteries (human batteries!).
Cute little town of Howell offered us a great homecooked meal at Firewood Grill restaurant, fantastic massage and outstanding laundromat. Plus, peace and quiet in the country at Omnibus’ place. Thank you sooooo much Omnibus for your warm welcome and hospitality. Just what we needed on our way back home!
Our stay with Omnibus was our 1st experience as guests with Boondockerwelcome hosts. In a nut shell we felt very welcomed and enjoyed the stay very much. The location was easy to get into. Nice quiet country setting close to lots of things to explore and experience.
We were met at the driveway and welcomed in as we parked. Lots of friendly wildlife in the area.
Schedules worked out that we had some time to visit and share some of our common interests in traveling. really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this host as an overnight stop.
Omnibus lives in such natural beauty that they could post a sign and charge admission. A flock of cranes, a family of wild turkeys (2 adults, 8 juveniles), colorful birds galore, all in a park-like setting.
The accommodations: flat gravel pad on a pull-thru drive, electricity, water if needed, sited as noted above.
And the hosts: welcoming presence, personal assistance for your entry and parking, provider of local info and directions, knowledgeable RVers, interesting and interested conversational partners.
Beauty, near perfect parking, gracious hosts, stimulating social intercourse. For what more can one ask?
Very welcoming and gracious hosts. Beautiful surroundings and easy in and out with electric hookup.
We stayed two nights with Omnibus. They are wonderful hosts and knowledgeable RVers. They have a dedicated RV visitor site, which is a long, pull-through gravel drive with 20/30/50A electric service. They will also help you connect your water hose to the spigot in front of their house if you need to fill your fresh tank. The grounds are beautiful--expect to see lots of birds, and possibly to even hear the calls of a group of sandhill cranes that spend their summers nearby.
Although their home is in a country setting, it's just a few miles from a variety of grocery and department stores with anything you might need during your stay, as well as a number of good restaurants.
Be sure to follow the driving directions in their listing to avoid driving under some low trees. (And until late August 2018, Hacker is closed just south of their street for construction, so coming in from the south would involve a long detour.) The last 7/10 of a mile to their house is on an improved (hard packed) dirt road that's easily navigated.
This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay since we joined, and we would definitely stay here again. Omnibus' location sets the bar pretty high! :)
Bruce and Linda are the quintessential hosts. They truly do care about people, and they provide a comfortable and inviting spot for a stay. They are lovely human beings, ful of joy, knowledge about RVing, and are thype of folks you will have as friends for life. If they are looking for a place to stay, you couldn't find better guests anywhere. Love these guys. Thanks Bruce and Linda!
What a wonderful location with a beautiful wildlife setting. Omnibus was a gracious host inviting us to an enjoyable evening on their back deck. If you need a quiete place to stay on your travels through the great state of Michigan stop at This BW site.