I am a Ford Motor retiree and live with my wife in Northeastern NC close to the Outer Banks. I am pretty handy with light maintenance things. I enjoy boating, motorcycle riding and golf. My wife loves to hike, bike and travel. We love to volunteer and are exploring the idea of work camping in the near future. Love meeting friends we haven't met yet through Boondocker's Welcome and have made many forever friends through hosting and " guesting ".
Retired tool repairman with Ford Motor Co.I play a bit of guitar and golf too. I am handy with small repair jobs. Wife enjoys planning our adventures and cleaning with Norwex as she is a consultant and the products really go well with the camping life.
We are truly empty nesters; no fur babies right now. We love animals but they do complicate travel, so once we settle down and stay closer to home we will surely get some pets.
Love the western part of our country as so many places to boondock. Took 2 month long trips to Canada, one to Banff and Jasper and the other to the Atlantic Provinces in 2017. Glacier was heaven on earth. We love boondocking with friends we haven't met yet. Enjoy hosting as well. Prince Edward Island was a joy to boondock in. Southern Utah is one of our favorite places to explore.
We live in a small town in Northeastern NC near the Va/NC line.
We drive a 2007 Roadtrek 190P. Bought it used and have loved it!
We could have spent more time with these friendly campers. They (and their sweet pup) were a pleasure to host. Hope to see them again.
Totally enjoyed hosting this great couple who while sharing their traveling stories we learned that we had Boondocked at a certain location and they had experienced the same events that we did out West. Very quiet guest to have but have great stories to share. Welcome back anytime.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. It’s what we think of when thinking of J&L. Great Couple, great fun, great conversation, great stories. Salt of the Earth!
What a delightful couple with true southern warmth, style and grace. They were polite, respectful of the neighborhood and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting them. I look forward to being hosted by them one day or (even better) crossing paths with them on the road! They would be fun to camp with! Please do stay in touch and know you are welcome back anytime.
We enjoyed meeting the 'Coffeemate1' couple. Our time was brief, since they arrived just as a big storm was coming. We exchanged travel stories as they departed this morning. They are very friendly folks and were fun to talk with about family and travel experiences. We would welcome their return anytime they are passing through central NC.
We did not get a chance to meet coffeemate1 -- we were gone when they pulled in and gone again in the morning when they pulled out. Very unassuming. Welcome back any time!
I thoroughly enjoyed hosting coffemate1. They are an extremely friendly, sweet couple. I enjoyed talking and getting to know them. They spent a couple of nights with me and would be welcome back anytime to spend many more!
Repeat customers! Have yet to meet face to face but talked on the phone. Welcome again for the trifecta.
We had a great visit and would welcome their return anytime. The gifts of apples and good conversation were greatly appreciated. John explained their infrared grill which was appreciated. Come on back.
We really enjoyed hosting this very sweet couple for a few days at our site. A very outgoing, interactive and friendly couple so we had great time sharing with them around the campfire, over a glass of wine and had some great conversations! We hope to visit them at their site when we pass thru NC on our travels and hope to have them visit with us again in the not to distant future!
Coffemate1 spent one quick night at our place as they explored the area and played a little golf. They have traveld extensively and were able to share some of their favorite places and boondocking sites with us. Great meeting them and we’d welcome them back anytime they find themselves back our way!
Had a great time with the coffeemate1. I showed them the Instant pot and how to use it. We have a new instant pot user among us. Great couple, they are welcome back anytime.
They stayed just one evening. So glad we got to meet them & visit a bit.
Look forward to seeing them again!
We enjoyed hosting this wonderful couple, and had some good conversations! Would be delighted to host them again in the future!
We really enjoyed meeting these two and spending some time chatting and sharing stories. We hope to see them again out there in the RV world. We will stay in touch for sure!
This couple was so nice I wanted to keep them !!! I recommend them highly as a boondocker on your site...
Although my husband & myself were not home to meet coffeemate1, our daughter and Grandsons were here when they arrived. Our daughter shared this couple was wonderful and she wished she could have visited with them longer.
If they should come back our way we would be pleased to host them again.
Great guests! We had a fun conversation swapping travel stories. We both own 'older' Roadtreks, so we had exchanged ideas on improvements to our rigs.
They kept us informed as they made progress to our house.
We would gladly host them again, and we hope to drop in for a visit to see them the next time we are in North Carolina.
We hosted this fine couple for 2 nights. Had a great time learning about each other's Class B RVs: mods, problems solved, etc. We also found we had many common interests in traveling, preferred sites like the natural wonders of our country, and ministry areas like disaster relief and special needs folks. John was working a local LPGA golf tournament so we went and had a great time. We probably would never have gone to such an event without their recommendation.
Very interesting couple. Enjoyed the conversations and exchange of travel locations. Sorry they could not stay longer.
coffeemate1 are a friendly and fun couple that we met in the fall. we still continue to keep in touch. they are the kind of folks you met and feel like you have known a long time. we enjoyed our time with them and so will you. highly recommend coffemate1 as a guest and I can imagine they would be awesome hosts. I am hoping to get a chance to visit their home stomping grounds. it is a part if the US I have desired to visit.
Lee and Don stayed two nights in our driveway. They were very pleasant and forgave us our horrible weather while they were here. Hope they come back when I am well and we'll do a bike ride for sure.
Tony and I were delighted to host our first boondockers. It was an excellent experience.
They kept in contact with us to let us know when they would be arriving at our home so we could greet them. They were quiet, considerate, and communicated well. We enjoyed hearing about their experiences and learned a few tips to help us on our own journey. We are hoping to meet up on the road. I highly recommend them to you. I give them 5 stars. : )
Lovely hosts and super convenient location! Within an hour of the Outer Banks, this ideal spot creates flexible options for planning around heavy traffic and maximizing your time on the beach! My mantra for vacation destinations is "arrive early, leave late." Staying at Border Boondocking the night before arriving at the Outer Banks significantly reduces the stress of getting to your destination. If you're headed to Oregon Inlet, you have plenty of time for grocery shopping, visiting Bodie Light Station, or getting your feet wet at Coquina Beach. On your way out, take your time packing up your site and ease your way off the islands. Stop for a last treat at Duck Donuts or at Kill Devil Custard. After a quiet night with these friendly and welcoming hosts, you'll be fresh for your next adventure.
Nice place to stay for our first Boondocking adventure. Wish we’d had more time to get to know the gracious, hospitable hosts. Hope we meet again!
Several days before this visit, I was trying to line-up multiple boondockers stays, so that I could land a photo gig in OBX. With the heat and the humidity, rest areas just weren't going to cut it, and the campgrounds were full.
Shortly after they accepted my request, I cancelled because I could not get all the pieces in place to get the gig. When I explained my reason for canceling, they immediately called me on the phone and asked how they could help. We chatted on the phone for 30 minutes or so. Even though I decided to pass on that photo gig, that scramble for parking led me to these fine folks.
So, when I decided to leave MD and head for my SC home base, I didn't take the shortest route. I knew I had to visit Border Boondocking. If you're on your way to or from the Outer Banks, I highly recommend a stop here.
I hope to come back and visit when the weather is more conducive to hanging, biking and chatting with my new friends.
Even though we arrived hours after our planned ETA (traffic and accidents) we were still warmly welcomed.
Worn out from the road we had a short conversation comparing places we've both been and BDW homes we've both been to.
The 30amp power was great as the summer weather on the NC coast was the usual hot and humid and AC a necessity for a good nights sleep.
We hope to see this couple again someday, on the road, our place or theirs.
Thanks for allowing us to stay with you. Nice concrete pad with 30 amp connection at the pad. Does not get better than that.
I would return given the opportunity and recommend for others.
Great happy welcoming couple with the right touch and interaction, not to much and not to little, not sure how to phrase that better. Nice concrete pad just off the drive way and even a new 30 amp electric drop we did not anticipate. Offered the use of the large fenced backyard for our service dogs.
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We could not ask for more accommodating hosts.
The hosts welcomed me and answered all questions before and after arriving. It was a bitter sweet stay, we didn't get to socialize much due to thier work schedule. Looking forward to someday returning again. Thank you.
Beautiful setting..comfortable neighborhood..generous accommodations!!
Truly a special respite!!
Many thanks, be well. Pete
This was a quick stop. The hosts were helpful and gracious and the location was convenient. In the future if our travels take us in this direction we would love to stay here again.
Thanks so much for the host family, we really appreciated!
Some boondocking experiences are OK, some are good, and others are excellent! This stay was undoubtedly excellent! They were so kind and generous—gifting us a watermelon and even helping us fix up a generator issue. We so appreciated their help and the brief conversations we shared. 10/10 recommend this wonderful couple. :)
Very nice and welcoming folks, great level, quiet spot to park! The hosts were awesome, we only wish we had more time to visit them a little. Highly recommended 👌 🙂
We were on our way home to New York State while the coronavirus situation was worsening. We had been headed out west and turned around because everything is closing and we may not be welcomed in rural communities. Border boondocking were so welcoming and understanding. We kept our social distance and were still able to sit out by their fire pit and get to know each other for a few hours. Really nice folks, quiet neighborhood and easy to level spot. We would stay again, hopefully under better circumstances and to spend some more time in the area.
So nice to meet these guys. It's always amazing how the BW community is so welcoming.
Too bad their Roadtrek was in the shop and we didn't get to see it.
Hoping to see them again when they come in our direction.
We stayed with this couple after having hosted them at our home. Quickly became friends. Very accommodating hosts. Would definitely stay there again and hope to welcome them to our home again soon!
We hosted coffeemate1 in 2018 and are glad we had the opportunity to visit them at their BDW home base. Great accommodating hosts, nice location, but even nicer hosts. If you are in their area I highly recommend stopping for a visit!
Had a great time with our hosts , exchanged lots of roadtrek and camping tips and enjoyed an evening of conversation . Waiting for them to visit us in Michigan to have more good times.
We had a great time with our hosts. Enjoyed great conversation and discovered Senseo coffee and cushes shoes were just a few thi ngs we had in common. Hope to see them at our home soon.
Our hosts were very hospitable & the parking site was ideal on a cement driveway. We would love to return when we have more time to visit with them. An excellent encounter.
After being on the Road for almost a month, this stay at coffeemate was exactly what we needed for rest and shopping. Our hosts were very pleasing and helpful from the moment we arrived until our departure. Their place is peaceful and inviting especially with access to the backyard it was a great place to take my little daughter to play. We hope to one day see them in our place. Thanks J&L
We enjoyed our stay with John and Leigh. Quiet, safe neighborhood! The spot is flat as a pool table with a 30 Amp connection. They were available for our questions and let us know when they were gone. The extra large, fenced backyard was great for our dog to run his legs off. If you are in the Tidewater area of VA (don't let the NC address fool you) this is a great place to be.
It was such a pleasure to meet leigh and John , very active couple who get around and are certainly welcome to our home
We had a great visit sharing wine , food and stories , thanks guys for your hospitality , looking forward to seeing again .
We stayed two nights there. They offered hospitality as privacy. Had nice talks about life and travel with them and sipped a glass of wine at their campfire in the backyard.
We can highly recommend this place and would definately come again, if we could.
Due to a last second family related issue I had to cancel my stay. Prior to that the host called and was very welcoming and made sure I knew all the details.
Thanks again and hope to stay in the future.
Super nice, friendly, informative, helpful, and accommodating.
We had a wonderful night - great location, gracious couple and nice conversation! When you are in CT, please stop by! God bless you and your family
The hosts were exceptionally accommodating and helpful. This was my first time ever using a travel trailer other than the few days it took to get to the site. They were very helpful in showing me the ropes and how to hook-up/set-up at their house and gave me pointers for when I go elsewhere. I hope to have them visit my hometown and keep in touch! Truly wonderful people!
Our hosts J and L were out at the curb when we drove up. They welcomed us like long lost friends or family. They just rolled out the red carpet. We would happily travel back here for no other reason but to stay with them. We enjoyed sharing our camping stories by their fire pit. Thank-You so much for everything. Oh and this was our first BW experience and we were beyond impressed!
Really enjoyed our stay with Coffeemate1. Even though it was brief we felt an almost immediate connection as we compared travel experiences and campervans. We look forward to getting to know them better when they visit us later this year.
I cannot say enough good things about these wonderful hosts! They were very welcoming for me to boondock right before the holidays, and when my original holiday plans fell through, they invited me to spend Christmas with their friends & family, who were all wonderful & fun people. They are so generous and caring, love to exchange stories of adventures. The husband has some know how to help me trouble shoot issues with my generator. They wanted to make sure my camper van is in in shape to continue my journeys. Very sweet people and I feel I've made new friends. Definitely recommend!
We had our first Boondockers' stay here, and it was definitely an experience worth repeating. We received a great deal of tips and tricks for our travel route, which we followed and will follow because so far they have been proven useful and correct. Thank you so much, we had a great stay.
We parked a night in the driveway at there house, these guys went out of their way to make sure we felt welcome and we enjoyed the visit very much.
We were fleeing the cold and heading south, looking for a good stop over. Unfortunately our hosts were out of town, but they still let us spend the night in their level concrete driveway and plug in. It was the perfect solution. Quiet, cute, residential neighborhood. Excellent communication. Wonderful experience.
Thank you to our hosts for a warm welcome, sharing your stories and giving us encouragement on the first leg of our maiden (...less than perfect) voyage. We got the electrical issues all fixed thanks to your advise. And we survived our first month out! We are having a great time... but after 3 weeks we dumped the pop-up and got a real RV that we now call home. Hope to see you on the road!