JE Buckingham

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Member since May 2016

Retired ex-expat language teacher living the dream.

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Having taught public high school in Napa, CA for 20 years, it was hard to leave home but even harder to afford living there on my pension. Solution? A tiny house on wheels! It's been over a year and a half, now, that I've been full-time in my Rialta and in many ways feel as though I'm just getting started. Every day is a brand new adventure waiting to be discovered and I often wake up not immediately knowing exactly where I am until I pop the curtains and peek. Or, as it has happened the past couple of weeks, the Blue Angels go screaming over my head a couple hundred feet over the campground. That's as good a wake-up as I've ever had! Anyway, that's the absolutely briefest description I can possibly manage with the addition of sharing that I lived abroad for +/- 30 years and have great stories to tell around the campfire. Looking forward to meeting you all at some time in my travels.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Actually, being a single woman, I've developed skills around pretty much all the things necessary for comfortable living. Except sewing. I'm not too good with a needle - BUT can and do crochet or knit. My carpentry skills are as needed, computer skills are quite fine, and I love to eat good food so, as a consequence, have learned to cook. Also have facility with French and Spanish for good conversations but only have survival skills left in Greek. My best skills these days are whatever it takes to glamp at the moment. I can really glamp well and have lots of expertise to share and to learn.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

So far, my faves have involved pristine and beautiful beaches of the Gulf, although there have been some spectacular sites in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California as well as the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The only thing they all seem to have in common is the proximity to water that is alive and joyful.

JE Buckingham's Hometown

That's a tuffy, but I call Napa, CA my home town for simplicity's sake.


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My Rialta is a 2004 Class B, completely self-contained, 22 ft in length. It's somewhat of an oddball as they were only manufactured for about 10 years and stopped in 2005. It's a Winnebago coach built onto a Eurovan chassis and is fun and easy to both drive and park. Mine only has 44k miles so she's still a young pup and rarin' to go!