We are starting to travel more and work less as we begin to ease ourselves into retirement. Elaine is a clinical psychologist and Jim is an educator and business owner. Torn between traveling and staying at home to enjoy our koi pond (converted from a swimming pool), our longer term goal is to split our time equally between the two. But for now we are only traveling weeks, not months, each year. We typically seek destinations that provide a good dose of nature and wildlife, but urban landmarks and museums also attract us.
Jim enjoys cooking and is handy with a toolbox. Elaine loves to strike up conversations with all kinds of people.
We have koi and turtles on our property, and one house cat we keep indoors. The cat has traveled with us on extended trips.
Originally from New Hampshire, we moved to Georgia, in 2010.
We currently drive a 2008 Gulfstream Yellowstone 23 foot class C rig, without any slide-outs.
Did not meet guess but he was very attentive and communicated with me regularly. Welcome any time.
We had a very nice visit with this couple, and really hope they will be able to stop and see us again!
Nice to talk with them. Kois very impressive, even when you visited Atlanta Aquarium before ... ;-)
Note: Definitly unsuitable for longer rigs!
What a wonderful and unique experience I had for my first Boondockers Welcome stay. I arrived later than anticipated but my hosts were there to greet me and helped to get my camper level with their own leveling blocks. Then they invited me into their home for a very pleasant visit. The highlight of my stay was the morning tour of the Koi operation in the back yard. I got to watch hundreds of brightly colored koi excitedly get their breakfast which was served up by my host. It was spectacular. I will be sure to stop here the next time I come through Atlanta. I look forward to seeing my new friends and their charming aquatic pets.
Stayed for 3 nights. Handy location for us. The neighborhood is made up of small steep hills with a lot of steep driveways. The driveway at this location measures 9 degrees but part of it is closer to level. We were able to plug in our heater which was really great in the chilly weather.
Our hosts were absolutely wonderful! They have converted a swimming pool into a koi fish sanctuary that is stunning. Seeing the fish and discussing the whole endeavor was one of the highlights of our visit to Atlanta.
It was so nice parking at Jim’s he was very attentive and offered to level me out with his own equipment. And he makes a great soup. His space is warm and inviting and so is the host. He has a great since of humor and I hope to visit him again on my way back up. Thank you ◕ ‿ ◕
Thank you for allowing us to park in front of your house. You were life savers and we sincerely appreciate it. Your place is in a quiet neighborhood and yet not far from the freeway, we slept like babies. We also enjoyed the tour of your koi farm, such beautiful creatures!
We hope we see you on your next California trip!
Dean & Paula
Jim is a kind and gracious host.
Jim met me when I arrived and showed me his RV that he's building out. Shared his boondocking experience. Great place to stay for the night.
I arrived in the Atlanta area and was welcomed by a very lovely couple. They provided me with everything I needed and more. The only thing that I might have needed was levelling blocks or jacks. I spent two nights and was very glad to have good WIFI to catch up on my work. They have a very interesting hobby which turned their swimming pool into a colorful pond of Koi fish. A very nice stay.