Penny retired after 31+ years with the US Postal Service. Plays music & sings, loves cooking, camping & life. Mike is a retired A/C & electrical contractor, an award-winning mandolin player, and plays many other instruments. He likes farming, and the best part of farming is eating whatever Penny cooks! We have traveled to many music festivals, and enjoy volunteering. It's a great way to be a part of festivals if we're not playing ourselves. In April, 2018, we sold our house went full time.
We bought a piece of property in Northeast Alabama, and now plan to host again. We're located near some amazing State Parks -- Desoto SP in Fort Payne, AL, and Cloudland Canyon SP in Rising Fawn, GA. Some nearby attractions are - Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, Desoto Falls, Little River Canyon Falls, Mushroom Rock.
Being an electrical contractor, and after setting up solar on our RV, Mike can offer wisdom and advice if this is something of interest to you.
We also play music.
Yes, one little rescue pooch, Django.
Since we retired, we were able to spend seven+ months traveling to Alaska for the summer. of 2016. We took the opportunity to spend several nights with Boondockers Welcome members. They were all enjoyable, but two that stood out were a grain farm in KS, and one near the best BBQ in TX. Outside of Boondockers Welcome, we had folks host us in Driftwood TX (five-day party with musicians from the Austin area), and Homer AK, where we were lucky enough to stay overlooking Homer Marina. We also spent four days at Peterson Lake in Alaska.
We have a 2019 Entegra Vision 31v Class A (gas), with two slide outs. We can dry camp, or hook up to 20, 30, or 50 amp. We're self-contained, as we have large holding tanks and 400w of solar panels for our electrical needs. Although the model of our rig is a 31v, it's technically 32' in length. It's 12'4" high. Our tow vehicle is a 2012 silver Honda Fit.
Lovely couple you'll be happy to host. mike n penny stayed for just a night so we didn't get to visit much but the little time we did was enjoyable.
Enjoyed my time with these nice people! They are well traveled and very self sufficient. We had a great night fireside playing music and swapping good stories. I’ve added a few more places to my list that I’d like to visit thanks to their travel experience. Welcome back anytime!
Hope your stay was pleasant, looking forward to the next time. Great folks.
Welcome back, pleased to have you as guests. Do put a mark on the map so you can visit again
Mike and Penny are great couple and I’m glad we had an opportunity to host them here at the Eagles Nest. Welcome back any time. Thanks for the Boondockers T’s.
I never seem to be home when Boondocker's show up. It's a particular failing of mine, among many others. Still, my long suffering brother-in-law, Bert, got them squared away and related to me that they were excellent and undemanding guests. Now that I see that they're musicians and partiers, and therefore by association reprobates, I truly regret not being able to meet them. Another item on my bucket list.
We enjoyed hosting this couple. We had a great time by the bonfire! We will stop in next time we head to Florida. You are always welcome here! Safe Travels!
We travel for six to seven months at a time. Part of the fun in traveling is meeting other travelers that share your passion. If you can’t be out there on the highways and byways, then the next best thing is having Mike and Penny visit you. What a blast. These guys kept us laughing the whole time they were here, plus they pulled out their musical instruments and treated us to a private concert. I couldn’t believe it. The evening with them was simply magical. Mike and Penny were our first Boondockers Welcome guests, so you can imagine that we were a bit nervous. We wanted to be good hosts. They immediately put us at ease. What great travelers. I’m now praying that we cross paths with them out there on the highways somewhere in the near future.
These folks spent a couple of nights with us while they visited San Antonio. We have several things in common. We enjoyed talking and being entertained by them. :-)
Mike and Penny are a great hosts. Their property is beautiful, so peaceful.
We only had a short overnight stay but was so pleased with everything.
Even was treated to tomatoes from their garden and homemade muffins for our early start off in the morning.
Thanks for a great first time experience of Boonedockers!
J & L
Our visit at Mike and Penny’s started with Mike greeting us as we pulled in with a smile and a joke, and the fun never stopped. He guided us onto a level gravel pad that faced a wide field with a farm in the distance, just beautiful. Our dog Sofi loved playing fetch off leash in that field. They are located only a few minutes from Cloudland State Park so we got in some great hikes during our visit. We were lucky enough to be there for a practice session so they let us sit in and sing along a bit too! Thank you so much for everything Mike and Penny and we look forward to seeing and hearing you guys again.
Enjoyed the stay and hospitality in the cool air with Mike n Penny.Rides up and down the mountain were a little intense for a "flat lander",but the experience was worth it. Thanks,Mike n Penny
This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay. Mike and Penny were amazing hosts. They greeted us when we arrived, led us to where we could park, shared recommendations for local produce, and (since we are new to this) tips and tricks as well as where else we should check out. Their property is beautiful and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and conversation with them!
Mike and Penny are wonderful, nice people. We enjoyed hearing about their adventure in Alaska. The farm is peaceful and quiet. Great place to relax. Penny gave me the best tip...after back tire clears the obstacle..pivot point...rv is clear.
Easily one of our very best boondocking experiences, Mike and Penny are a joy to spend time with. Thank you so much for hosting our family!
We knew we had to stay there just based on their profile photo- my wife and I are beginning banjo and mandolin players, and we got some great pointers from Mike. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and we had a great time. They even let us use their fridge while we had to make a repair to ours. They also suggested a wonderful place to kayak, which we really enjoyed.
This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome, and we could not have had a better time! Mike and Penny have a spacious property and a cozy home. The minute we arrived, we were treated like old friends and even invited in for dinner and a glass of wine. After lots of laughs and lively conversation, they even played and sang a few songs. We are very happy to have met this delightful couple!
Mike was very responsive and accepted our request to stay a couple of nights at very short notice. Pennie was out of town so we did not get to meet her, but Mike was extremely friendly with a great sense of humor. Joe enjoyed sharing some cold ones with him on the porch! They are located near Tarpon Springs and about an hour to other interesting sites. I would highly recommend Mike n Pennie as a Boondocking stop!
We really enjoyed our stay with Penny and Mike. They were very welcoming and their place was perfect for our 40' 5th wheel. Recommend them highly! Hope we get to see you two again sometime :)
Mike was the great host. He even moved his car for us so that we could hook up to electricity. We are so grateful that he was willing to host us on such short notice.
We had a great time stayingandexchanging good storys, and a good night of playing music together! So nice people!
Very quiet place, near beautiful things to see.
Although we weren't able to stay at mike and penny's because they were at a music festival, they suggested we meet them there. We did and we're so glad. We had a great time at the festival and a great time with them at there little jam session. Hopefully next time through we'll be able to make it to there home as I'm sure they would be great hosts
Mike n Penny are very generous hosts who went out of their way to welcome us and spend time with us. They live on acreage in a quiet spot in Hudson but still close to the attractions of the area. They gave us some good local travel tips and some ideas for our future travel, knowledge they have picked up from their extensive travels in the US and Canada. They are accomplished bluegrass musicians, a style of music we love, and gave Den free ukulele lessons to accompany our evening singalongs. They were lots of fun and our time with them was too short - we could not have asked for better hosts.
We arrived a day early and stayed an extra night and Mike and Penny took time out of their day to welcome us and our big red dog, Sonny, with open arms. They not only provided us with electric and water at their lovely home site but a whole day of fun which included wine bottling (and sampling!) followed by more wine and pizza, music and songs. You would be lucky to find another couple so warm and welcoming as Mike and Penny. Our stay with them will be one of the highlights of our 3 month snowbird trip. We hope to call them our friends now. Additionally, Mike added to my list of "things I learned in Florida"...lol
We were in a bit of trouble when our truck broke down, but mike n penny really helped us out and were just wonderful hosts! We hope to have a chance to see them again in Canada next summer, you guys rock!
Mikenpenny were wonderful, kind hearted hosts. Our evening full of music was a night to remember and we are so happy to have been able to stay here. Thank you!!
Mike responded in no time. Their spot was just what we needed for the night. We had a chance to share some stories and they were gracious enough to play and sing for us. Music is a big part of their lives. We felt honored to be their first boondocking guests.