Both of us are 59 years young, retired at 55. We lived our entire lives in the Vallejo, California area. Upon retirement, we permanently moved to our weekend home in Georgetown, California, in mid-2015. Ed completed a coast to coast bicycle ride across the U.S. in late 2017, from San Diego to Saint Augustine, FL, with a goal to do similar epic bicycle tours every two years, and an RV tour in the alternate years. Looking forward to an Alaska RV Caravan in Summer 2019.
Plenty of wood for a campfire. Ed is an avid bicyclist, in the event any boondockers wish to go for a ride.
We have camped and RV'd throughout northern and central California since 1978, and may have some ideas to share.
We have a standard poodle, Clancy, and two indoor cats. One cat travels with us, the second is a recent addition, for which we will need to develop a solution for when we travel.
03-20-2017 Just completing a two month trip through the southwest, ending with the 57th Escapade of the Escapees. We did not boondock at all, but instead spent much time in Palm Springs, Yuma AZ, Tucson AZ, Roswell NM, Carlsbad NM, and Terquilla TX. Visited the following National Parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Saguaro, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, and Big Bend. Plan on a trip to Alaska next year (2018).
Home town in youth was Vallejo, CA. We now live in Georgetown, CA, which is not really a destination, or on a route, but we gladly host when we are available.
2015 40 foot 5th wheel with four slideouts.
Once you brave the road getting to Georgetown you are in for a treat. Quaint small town feel but I can see why you would want to be retired to live here. Ed and Dianne were wonderful hosts as was their pup Clancy. Clancy had a good time with our two dogs running around the yard and would even come over to hang out with us. Wonderful location to get away for a few days and check out gold country. Thank you so much for the stay, these folks are why the BDW program is great.
This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. Ed and Diane live on a fully fenced in lot they share with a couple of family members. They were all so welcoming and helpful -- they have a TON of camping experience and some great stories to go with it.
We parked next to the orchard and were able to plug into the garage, they also have water available and the wifi signal was stronger than our jetpack for working.
They have a lovely poodle who romped around with our dog -- it was great being able to let our dog off leash to roam around the property.
They're also located a short ten minute walk from the main strip in Georgetown. We were able to walk to get coffee and dinner, and even checked out the local gym ($5 for a day pass). Be sure to say hello to the neighbor's peacocks on your way into town!
Thanks for hosting us!
Although we did not get to visit much, Ed and his wife were very pleasant hosts, and allowed us to come and go as needed to get settled into our local family member's home. We look forward to visiting with them while we're here locally.
After a Windy Hilly 30 minute drive from Auburn California, what a pleasure to arrive at Ed and Diane's property full of tall trees and apple and pear Orchards. Lovely gracious host. It was a pleasure. And then to find the Chevron station nearby to top off my propane tank so easily. Extra little bonus. And, such a beautiful part of the countryside.
This is a great location to experience the gold country NE of Sacramento. EdC was very friendly and helpful to maximize our visit. If you like history, there are several old "mining" towns nearby: Coloma, Placerville, and Auburn. If you like outdoor activity, there are many types of adventures: rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and cycling. Lake Tahoe is an easy drive for a day trip as well as Sacramento.
EdC could not have been better. The location is level, beautiful, and quiet. I highly recommend if you want to experience the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Our stay at EDC was relaxing & refreshing! Our hospitable hosts were most welcoming & gracious. The peaceful park-like setting complete with fruit trees made for a wonderful and restful stay. We enjoyed the honour of being your first guests. Hope we can return the hospitality!
D & L