I was born in Prince Edward Island in 1946 and my wife was born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, in 1948.
I retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2001 after 34 plus years of service. My wife is also retired from the RCAF in 1997. During most of our careers in the military we were posted in Ontario with a short stint in Quebec during the early 70s.
Following retirement we moved to Paris, Ontario, had a beautiful home built but then got itchy feet, sold, bought a truck and a fifth wheel and went fulltime RVing for about two years. We then rented for three years but still travelled extensively throughout North America including two separate tours of Mexico.
We settled in our current home and location, a small village outside of Ottawa, in 2007.
We have one son and a grandson who was born in October 2014, and a grand-daughter born in July 2017.
My wife loves to prepare gourmet meals, I love to eat, so I have to be diligent and do daily exercises.
My wife is an amazing cook. I dabble in lots of things. Love participating in sport activities.
We have boondocked in the US at a few Wal-Marts, as well as at one truck stop. Had trouble sleeping so not recommended for folks who are light sleepers. We also stopped overnight on the Natchez Trace on a couple of occasions. When we did Mexico with a caravan, we boondocked at various locations, such as, at the beach on three occasions, at an amusement park, in a parking lot and the funniest of all, basically a pit with garbage strewn around near Chichen Itza.
Recently bought a used 2014 Keystone Hideout travel trailer after our fiver developed some structural issues. We pull our unit with a 2002 2500HD GMC Sierra diesel.
Great couple. Self sufficient and friendly. Your always welcome to Boondock on "Hard Case Lane".
Another great couple to stay at our farm, very friendly and considerate. They are welcome back anytime!
Richard and Joyce have been superb hosts. They epitomize the quality of folks on the road now and providing an incredible service for those of us in need of a safe and pleasant location for a few nights. We sat out on their back porch one evening and shared a range of stories about our respective experiences. They live in a rural setting that is so quiet at night, I find myself sleeping very, very well. The location is a short jaunt to the National Capital Region and many tourist locations that many folks come to see.
Richard was very helpful in consulting with me on a number of issues I had experienced with my new Lance. He knew just the lubricant or silicone to recommend. I ran into a small problem with a plumbing leak in my bathroom sink that was a bit beyond our collective experiences and he was able to recommend me into a very well respected and highly recognized Trailer/RV dealer in Stittsville, nearby. We look forward to returning next year when we are back in the Ottawa area visiting my wife's mother.
We had a wonderful, restful overnight on our first boondocking visit. Easy to find, quiet, level, private spot with lovely, friendly hosts! Highly recommended.
Warm, friendly and welcoming hosts. Location is in small quiet country enclave. Parking space was in a driveway with a sleight slope. Had no problem leveling my 35' RV. Host provided 15 amp electric.
I arrived on a night when they were having a special dinner for friends. They invited me in to join them. Joyce is a superior cook.
I feel they went well over and above any expectation a boondocker could have for a stopping site. They were helpful with touring info and recommedations. The experience left me with a warm and comfortable feeling.