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.
April, 2018, we sold our house and unfortunately, we no longer host.
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 changed out all interior lighting to LED, which is very energy efficient. He can direct you to inexpensive sources for LED lights.
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Since we retired within the last year, we were able to spend seven+ months traveling to Alaska for the summer. 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 2006 35' Winnebago Voyage Class A (gas), with three 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 solar panels for our electrical needs.
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. :-)
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.