I started fulltiming in December of 2006. It has changed a lot over the years, which is what I enjoy about the lifestyle. I enjoy finding places where I can take my Jeep out on adventures, go hiking, enjoy the outdoors, and still have a good internet connection.
I also spend time in the eastern plains of Colorado on my son's farm. I enjoy working with the pigs, and spending time out in rural Colorado.
I work as a web programmer, specializing in small, specialty built database applications. I am also pretty handy around the RV, home, and farm.
My travel companion is a Miniature Schnauzer named Rubi.
Southern Utah, Arizona, Southern California, Colorado
Originally from San Jose, California
My home is a 2006 Monaco 40PLQ. This is a 40', quad slide Class A diesel pusher. I pull a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.
I spend a lot of time wandering through small town midwest, and Cope, the smallest yet. Although Nomadr was away, he kindly let me stay. I was reminded of the Jimmy Buffet song, Ringling, Ringling:
Only forty people, livin' there today
Streets are dusty and the bank has been torn down
It's a dyin' little town"
HOWEVER... Buffalo Bruce, owner of the new Buffalo's Last Stand says he is the only member of the Cope Urban renewal committee. His store is simple and neat with 1000's of buffalo items, from curios to expensive artwork. BB is an interesting character with a huge amount of history. We spent several hours talking.
Well worth the overnight by the abandoned 50's motel.
Convenient, easy to find, level spot if you are traveling US 36. Host was communicative.
We are glad we took the time to drive up to Cope to stay. It is next to an abandoned motel that is scary looking and if I were solo, I could not have stayed BUT with two of us, it was cool and quirky, we loved it! Plenty of level ground to park on, peaceful except occasional car driving by. Wish we could have stayed a few more hours to possibly meet our host and walk around the town. Do recommend and would come back.
We stayed for one night in Cope,CO. There is not many options on 70 WEST after about Hayes, KS. So happy to find a Boondockers Welcome stop available. The site was easy to find with great directions. Cope is a town that once thrived on the railroad and US 36. It is pretty quiet now. However, there is a Little Free Library kiosk outside the Cope Community Church, a Memorial Park and an old phone booth with the phone still in it! The phone is not connect and the wasps have made the booth home. Haven't see one of those in a long time. We met Nomadr's son and he was a super guy. Raises hogs among other talents.We had a long chat about the old motel and cafe and its history. Happy we stopped and happy for the conversation and a glimpse into the past of a town on the CO plains.
I had to laugh a little bit, as I thought about this location being a quiet Oasis. However, it is about 10 miles the other side of absolutely nowhere! For us it was absolutely perfect. Kevin and his son had electrical power available for us and we were able to plug in. It was certainly a quiet Town very peaceful. Thanks again for providing the location.
First experience with Boondockers Welcome. It was very positive. Nomadr was great. Good communications and directions. Nice quiet place to park while passing through. Did not get a chance to meet the host, he was busy. Too bad, would have liked to have offered him a beer and visit a while.
We stayed for one night as we passed through the area. It was quiet and our T-Mobile cell service was excellent and very fast. The host wasn't available but his son welcomed us and was very nice. We would stay here again. It would be fun to feed the pigs next time.
Our host was so friendly and helpful. He allowed us to hook up to a 20amp power. He was very attentive to our needs and offered help if needed. We would definitely go back if in the area again.
Our host was not there, but gave us excellent directions to find the spot to stay. Cope, CO is a sleepy little town that time has forgotten so that ensures a very peaceful, quiet place to camp out. If you can get by without any hookups or other amenities, this is the perfect place to spend a night.
The directions were easy to follow. Arrived early in the heat of the day so we took a walk around town and to the park. Didn’t see another human and nothing was open. It felt like a ghost town.
We did not meet the host because he out of town, but his directions were good. Was an interesting area to stay.
We only spent a night at this location but it was a nice quiet relaxing night. Even though the host wasn’t there he made sure his son took care of us. Also my husband loved the abandoned motel because he loves that kind of stuff.
We stopped for one night and our host could not have been more accommodating and helpful. The spot is a deserted old hotel on the side of the road but turned out to be wonderfully comfortable. We had our host over for cocktails and had a delightful visit with he and his dog. We even got a personal tour of the pig farm the next morning. We loved this experience.
Sorry for the late reference, we have been traveling for several months and just got home a few days ago!
This was a great spot for us to rest for the night before driving west on I70. It was quiet and we were protected from the wind which came up through the early morning.
Directions to the area were spot on and all correspondence with Nomadr was responded quickly -- important for us when we're on the road and want to make sure we have a place to set up.
We had access to 20amp so did not require our generator. Verizon signal was strong which enable us to watch Netflix. There was some traffic noise from the occasional transport truck during the day but did not hear anything through the night.
We drove away at sunrise on route 36 to Denver and saw what we think were pronghorn antelope. It's a nice road with passing lanes.
Unfortunately, we did not meet our host.
This was a great stop for me in eastern Colorado with a great host, when I was on my way to Wyoming last month to view the big solar eclipse. I had intended to stay for 2 nights, but ended up leaving after just one night due to changes in the weather forecast. There is not much if anything to the town, though it looks to have once been a thriving small town some decades ago, almost a modern ghost town, while there are a number of residences remaining there are no functioning businesses and there don't appear to have been any in a number of years.
There’s an old saying that “I showed up as a stranger and left as a friend.” Even though I had never met our host (Nomadr) before, our experience visiting him was that we showed as friends and left as lifetime friends.
Cope Colorado is a very very small unincorporated farming-based community with a population of 169 (as of 2014). He helps his son run a pig farm there.
Our boondocking spot was about a mile away from the pig farm on property that has been in the family for generations. They were there to greet us, recommended the best spot to drop the rig, and gave us the lay of the land. I asked about his pig farm and the next day he picked us up to see the whole operation during feeding time. We loved it.
The Verizon signal was excellent with a nearby tower. We were able to work during our stay no problem. I particularly enjoyed watching the big rig trucks in all shapes and sizes rolling past during the day. Nighttime was pretty darn quiet.
Our host made time to come visit with us during our stay and even invited us over for some BBQ pork and fresh vegetables. Yummmm.
He is a pioneer in the full-timer community as the founder of NuRVers whom Technomadia described as a community of alternative minded ‘young at heart RVers’. Indeed, NuRVers.com began before Facebook and served as an early online meeting place for the more Internet based generation of full-timers. He also created an online system for running your Pig farm business more efficiently.
If you are looking to take the road less traveled away from the Interstate through northern Colorado, I highly recommend this little slice of heaven.