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Age: 55-65

Member since April 2021

Young at heart and in spirit.

Active Guest

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We are a adventurous couple in the third act of our lives. We hope to explore our great country and revel in the sanctity and beauty around us. We are new to RV travel but not new to camping. We love to camp, hike and explore new areas. Joe will be newly retired at the end of May and Melanie is almost to the finish line of her teaching career. We look forward to embracing our new lives!

Skills & Expertise to Share

Joe is incredibly gifted in the trades. He is a licensed gas technician, home builder, fixer upper and can figure out most facility and mechanical problems. Melanie is a great cook, organizer and loves to garden.

Joe+Melanie's Pets

We have two awesome and well behaved rescue dogs. Lucy and Bella came to us through Passion for Paws, an organization which rescues pups from high kill shelters in the South. Both are midsized dogs, fully vetted and well mannered.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We don't know yet but can't wait to find out!

Joe+Melanie's Hometown

We live in Vermont. Melanie is a sixth generation Vermonter and Joe hails from NJ but has been here in Vermont since 1977. We enjoy rural life in Jericho which is at the foothills of Mt. Mansfield. In the winter we enjoy hiking in the snow, cross country skiing and hibernating for a bit!

Joe+Melanie's Guest Details

Joe+Melanie's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

16 feet long

2021 Forest River Wolf Pup 2015 Honda Pilot

Joe+Melanie's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Prefers a water hookup
  • Needs to run a generator

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April 2021

Sad to see them go

Where do we even begin to talk about these folks.... They drove down the driveway and got out of their vehicle and the rest is history! We are so grateful they came to visit! They are incredibly great people and the pups are so cool too! Minutes turned into hours, they are such a joy to talk with on any topic. Talk about lemons and lemonade, they made the best out of what mother nature threw at them (cold, rain, snow and gale force winds), they stayed positive through it all and kept smiling on this their first BW adventure. They arrive as stranger and left as friends. We only let them leave because they promised to come back again. You will be glad you said yes if they should request to stay.