Thursday, 7 September 2017

First Boondockers Welcome Stop

When we bought this RV in May and were driving it home, we contacted a couple in Ontario who were hosts on Boondockers Welcome and arranged to stay the night in their driveway. Unfortunately, the drive in the RV was longer than we had anticipated and I had to message them that we would not be able to make it to their place and we had to stay in a truck stop somewhere I don't even remember.

So when we knew we were going to be in the Ottawa area again, I sent them a message to see if they were home and had a spot available. Fortunately, they were and they did.

Once we had arrived and set up the rig, we sat on their front porch for some great conversation and a nice offering of cheese and crackers as a midnight snack was a nice touch. Now as I mentioned in a previous blog, Brad was quite unsure about this whole sleep in someones driveway business. In the end, he quite enjoyed the experience (thank you for that Jenne and Marcel), not sure how long I should wait before suggesting Boondockers Welcome again, but I will, unfortunately there aren't any along our journey for the next few days.

Their home is in a lovely, quiet neighbourhood and we were able to get a great, much needed sleep. While we are able to sleep in truck stops its not ideal and the quiet peacefulness of their driveway was much appreciated.

I am not linking directly to them for obvious reasons but suffice to say they are in the Ottawa area and we highly recommend them. They had read our blog (nice touch) before our arrival so they had some familiarity with us (not fair :)), and of course being RVers also we had plenty to talk about. In hindsight perhaps we should have stayed another night... next time.


  1. Thank you for your very kind words. Glad we could give you a good "first impression" of a night with fellow RVers through Boondockers Welcome. As Brad said, perhaps we will meet 'on the road' sometime. Wishing you safe and wonderful travels.


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