National park loving family who loves what our great country has to offer! We spend 3 months traveling the country and then throw in various shorter 1-2 week trips throughout the year. We began RVing in 2016 after the loss of our daughter, Everly, to a genetic condition that took her life at 11 months old. We quickly realized how precious time is and we live now to make the most of every day.
In 2016, we invited my parents to join us and we traveled to various National Parks around the country, making a large loop. We spent 70 days on that trip in the summer. My husband flies in to meet us for his leave of 3 weeks.
In 2017, the boys and I drove to Alaska and spent the summer there. We spent 6 weeks in AK and the rest of the 3 months driving and exploring to and from.
And in 2018, we explored our great northeastern/New England states.
We took 2019 off to move from FL to VA and get settled into our new location.
As for skills, I am a teacher by trade and homeschool currently so have that skill set to offer. My husband works in IT and can help with computer and/or electronic issues as can my 21 year old son. All of us are animal lovers and would love any opportunity to care for any animals on property. We're also very excited about being able to help out on any farms we might stay on while boondocking.
We have an older maltese/shih tzu who is chill and well-trained. She spent many years during service in children's hospitals, schools and nursing homes providing therapy. She is now in retirement and is completely spoiled. She's not yappy, loves to sleep and adores people. She does not travel if only mom and the boys head out on a trip because she's a daddy's girl and prefers to stay home with him. :-)
We just recently moved to Richmond, VA. We love anything outdoors and have been exploring our state parks since arriving. We tent camped for 12 years until we purchased our travel trailer in spring 2016. We loved that experience and am grateful we were able to give that experience to our boys. Having the RV has opened the doors for travel outside of our state and for longer trips.
We own a 2016 Cherokee Grey Wolf 29 foot bumper pull travel trailer. It has one slide out and is our home away from home. Like most RVers, our travel trailer is our special getaway, even if we are staying close to home, and we care for her as such.
We enjoyed having Crystal and her family as our guests. We would gladly have them stay here again if it fits into their travel plans.
Jacques and Pauline Couture
Wonderful family. Their life story is incredible. We would host them anytime.