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Age: 45-55

Member since June 2021

Life is a grand adventure and every journey comes with great stories to tell..

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We are clean-living former school teachers who RV full time so we can have multiple home bases. We love to sit around the campfire and swap stories. Montana is home, but the world is our classroom...and our playground.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Woodworking and construction, writing, storytelling

The_Chids's Pets

No pets

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Always looking...

The_Chids's Hometown

Stevensville, Montana Salem, Oregon

The_Chids Has 1 Host Location

Camp Crooked Pine

Stevensville, MT, US
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References from Guests (21)


September 2021

Help Prevent Forest Fires

Where do we begin. A beautiful, sprawling property. Ample space to feel secluded and yet, not alone. Our hosts were fabulous. They are very attentive without being invasive. We so appreciate the invite to sit and sip. And we are very fortunate to have been there while they dropped the fire threat to "moderate".... The first pit fire they've had all summer and it made the wine and conversation that much more inviting. These hosts claim to be "just getting started with the Boondocker's community, but they seem like naturals in this new culture of RV enthusiasts. Great hospitality, a wealth of local information and beautiful scenery await you at The Crooked Pine Camp.

P.S. We hope your Dad is barreling through and recovering well.


September 2021

Wonderful experience

Great location and wonderful hosts. We will do it again! Thanks


September 2021

A True Gem

Crooked Pine Campground is a true gem! Sherry was immediately accommodating as soon as we arrived on their property. The spot was very easy to park into, and the view was absolutely beautiful. Knowing our love of history, Sherry recommended we explore nearby Traveler’s Rest, which we had no idea was in the area! (Thank you, Sherry!).

Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer to spend some time with both Sherry and Andy! Next time. :)


September 2021


Beautiful property! Host was very helpful and kind. Thanks for having us!


September 2021

Quiet stay at the Chids

The smoke cleared and the sun came out for a beautiful stay at Crooked Pines. A big thank you to The Chids for a wonderful time.


September 2021

What a Gem

We loved out stay at Camp Crooked Pine! We had always wanted to explore the Bitterroot area and these wonderful hosts opened up there great property to us with plenty of suggestions upon arrival. We had a small gathering one evening and it was a lot of fun conversations. We will hopefully be able to visit again sometime in the future. What a beautiful gem of a place but even better hosts. Thanks again! Safe travels to you both. Cheers!


September 2021

Piney retreat

Loved our night here. Thank you for the much needed respite.


August 2021

Easy to reach

Pleasant level site on a quiet road. We enjoyed visiting with our host and enjoyed hearing of their boondocking plans and techniques..


August 2021


We enjoyed our stay very much. A beautiful location. The temperature was nice and cool so we were able to leave the windows open. Very Quiet.


August 2021

Peaceful place in the Pines

We enjoyed our stay with this kind couple. It was a peaceful stay under the pines. Beautiful spot.


August 2021

Super Cool and Really Kind Hosts

It was such a pleasure to stay at The_Chids! We really enjoyed getting to know them. The boondocking spot is also amazing! A large lawn and beautiful views of the Bitterroot Mountains. The_Chids are even kind enough to have prepared a box of resources for guests to get to know the area.


August 2021

The Coolest!

This is a wonderful location and The Chids made it even more special. A goodie box with all kinds of information about the area was so helpful. Our site was soo nice, we could be outside in the evenings under the pines. We so enjoyed these folks, we now have another set of new friends. So welcoming! Another BW winner!!


August 2021

Wonderful stay

This is such a great place. Quiet and private. The hosts are amazing. My kids had and incredible experience getting to know and learn from them. They were so kind to the kids. Thw surrounding area is beautiful and an outdoors people paradise


August 2021

Fantastic Hosts and location

Sherry and Andy are very welcoming hosts We arrived during one of extreme hot spells. So sitting around and chatting in the evenings was not possible. But we were still able to get to know them a bit. Sure hope our paths cross again

Linda Stokes

July 2021


Despite being in the middle of a move our hosts graciously allowed us to stay on their lovely property which provided a pull through a fire pit nestled in tall pines …a quiet respite!


July 2021

Wonderful hosts and setting!

Loved our stay here! The hosts were so welcoming and friendly! Enjoyed visiting and sharing stories and wine. Property is pretty level and BEAUTIFUL!


July 2021

Great Hosts

Our second night stay was as good as the first. Hoping to see the Childs again someday.


July 2021

Perfect night, lovely hosts!

Comfortable relaxing stay! Beautiful pine trees, shaded and spacious spot. Terrific hosts, they provided so much great info about the area and made us feel at home. Easy in and out with our 36ft 5th wheel.


July 2021

What’s Your Story

The Child’s have an adventurous story and are delightful to visit with. The property is so very peaceful, it was just what we needed for our stay. We decided to extend our stay another day and will report on our suggested adventures. Their story and ours continues!


July 2021

Fantastic spot!

Amazing hosts and their property is beautiful! We were greeted right as we pulled up and there was a pack of information with brochures and their personal recommendations of places to see and restaurants to try. We loved talking with them about the area and hope to be back again someday!


July 2021

Great site and great hiking in area.

The Chids are wonderful hosts. Suggestions on hiking, swimming and food are abundant. Bear Creek Trail was awesome! Thanks so much!