LTRVD0381 Escapade 2016 Interviews

Escapade 2016 Interviews

This is our second show with Escapade 2016 Interviews. We were able to do 5 interviews before we ran out of time. Perhaps we can get even more next year at the 2017 Escapade in Tucson, AZ in March. Get much more information at http://www.escapees.com .

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Escapade 2016 Interviews

Boondockers Welcome

This week we interview Marianne Edwards and her daughter Anna Maste who are the principals at Boondockers Welcome. This is a website somewhat similar to Harvest Hosts, but it matches up boondockers needing a place to stay with folks who have an RV pad, or even limited hookups. The interactive map allows you to see the approximate area where the host site is located, and after you make a connection, you will be given explicit directions to the site. This is an excellent way to make good camping connections and at $24.95 a year, it’s a bargain as well. Check them out at http://www.boondockerswelcome.com . Marianne is also the author of the excellent Frugal Shunpiker’s Guides to RV Boondocking. Check out this series of boondocker books at http://www.frugal-rv-travel.com .

We had a great time at the Escapade but we ran into a snag on US4 in New York in Glen’s Falls on the way there. Apparently I missed a detour and ended up going up a road with a 12-degree grade that was one way…the other way. Of course I met someone going the other way. She had to back up and wasn’t too happy about it. It’s all part of the adventure.

Escapade 2016 Interviews

Geeks on Tour

Our second of the Escapade 2016 Interviews was with our good friends Chris and Jim Guld aka the Geeks on Tour. We have known these folks for about 7 years and we meet from time to time in different parts of the country. These folks are very well known in the RV community for their seminars all about how to use our new technology. They’re even better than our 10-year-old grand children at helping us to come into the 21st century, sometimes kicking and screaming. We were fortunate to have had them at our Gathering rally last year and they will be back this year in October for the 2016 edition of the Living the RV Dream Gathering rally. Check out the Geeks at their website at http://www.geeksontour.com .

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

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