Guests will be parking in front of our home on a gravel parking area we created for our guests. The gravel is hard-packed and our block is quiet and dark. We have 30 amp service in the flower bed and potable water in a valve box next to the walkway to the house (you will want to use the provided regulator). If you need to dump, you can dump into our sewer clean-out, which is behind the house in the alley (paved and wide). We don't mind a slide or 2, particularly if it's off the back or facing our yard. Being urban, I would say this is more of a spot for those of you who are visiting family/friends, going to the convention center or just passing through. The site is plenty long (~65ft) for most any setup. There is a fairly strong WiFi signal outside and guests can use our network.
We are animal lovers and welcome your furry children! If your dog doesn't mind somewhat rambunctious and playful dogs, our goldendoodle and labradoodle boys are friendly with other dogs and love to play chase and wrestle. There are a lot of dog walkers in the neighborhood and there is a fenced dog park about a half mile away. If you need to stock up on groceries or supplies, we can point you to the nearest Walmart, Target, Sam's, Costco, grocery stores, etc. This location can't be beat as far as convenience to most anything you need.
Just give me a shout and we can discuss your needs. :-)
Easily accessible in an urban neighborhood close to major Highways/Interstates. The parking spot is "off street parking", on a quite, dark street. I have attached 3 photos of the site - 1 of which has our RV parked in the space. (We keep our RV at a storage facility). Sadly, the gorgeous and old oak tree that shaded the parking site has been removed, so there is no shade. :-(
behind/in front of your rig on the gravel parking pad.
Available when we are in town. Because we don't want to upset our friendly neighbors, I'd like to limit stays to 2 nights, but we can talk if you need another night. Send us a message and we can chat about whether or not we can accommodate your RV and timeline!
Depending on your interests, feel free to pick our brains. I've lived here over 30 years, so have a pretty good knowledge base in a wide variety of areas.
If you are into ARTS:
Nasher Sculpture Center (personal favorite)
Dallas Museum of Art
6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (John F Kennedy Assassination)
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (if you have kids, this is a great option)
George W Bush Presidential Museum
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Dallas Holocaust Museum
Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
Museum of Biblical Art
Dallas Contemporary (the one in Ft Worth is highly recommended if you love Contemporary Art)
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Dallas Discovery Gardens (Butterfly Exhibit)
Dallas World Aquarium (great place for kids/has birds, reptiles, small mammals, a sloth and a panther)
White Rock Lake Park - great for walking, bird watching, jogging, bike riding (esp if you want to get in a good workout)
Katy Trail - walking, jogging, bikes okay, but more leisurely.
Klyde Warren Park - hip and cool urban 5 acre park downtown. outdoor yoga, food trucks, lawn games, music...you gotta see it to experience all that it has to offer. Great for kids and adults.
Cedar Ridge Reserve - our favorite area to hike...it doesn't feel like Dallas.
If you are a FOODIE...we can help narrow down your choices whether it's BBQ, fine dining, burgers, pizza, fried chicken, diner, Tex-Mex, Italian, Gourmet Cupcakes, craft beer, steak house. If you're into Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, we are 15 minutes from 2 of them. Dallas has so many great restaurants, you might be overwhelmed looking at Google...we're happy to give you our recommendations.
NorthPark Mall - Hands down the best mall in Dallas (I dare say Texas). Right down Northwest Highway about 5 miles away.
AT&T Stadium, Arlington TX (Dallas Cowboys) - They have tours and everyone who has done it has loved it. There is an art tour of the collection...pretty amazing.
Dallas Farmer's Markets - local, healthy, and where we get our pasture raised eggs and the best steaks you've ever tasted (grass fed). We have a pork guy we shop with... humane, no antibiotics, etc. There are some vendors who have store fronts inside a building and it is open during the week, but the best time to go is on the weekends when all the vendors are there in the open shed.
Couple of final points... Dallas is HOT in the summer, so that may play a role in what you decide to do ( I know it does us). We can help steer you away from attractions/venues that will be miserably hot and into air-conditioned venues. And lastly...traffic. Ugh! I'm not gonna sugar-coat it...it's bad. Construction everywhere. Lots of crazy drivers. Let us help you with that too! We can help you navigate the Metroplex via the best routes at the best times. There are numerous routes to our house, so if you are not already using the Waze app (recommend)...please call me when driving in so I can advise the best route - especially if you are arriving during heavy traffic/rush hour.
These suggestions are far from comprehensive, but you get the drift...we would love to point you in the direction of your interests be it exercise, shopping, things to see, museums, arts...whatever your interests we are happy to help and if we don't know for sure, we have access to plenty of folks that do
Very helpful and friiendly hosts, and such a convenient neighborhood. We are in the Dallas area often and we're excited to find this gem. Just be aware the streets are narrow, so if you come upon a spot with cars parked both sides as we did, you may have to knock on a door and ask for more space to pull thru. I don't think this will happen often though. We're looking forward to next time!
We had to come to Dallas for business and Meander has wonderful place to stay in a safe and quiet neighborhood. We just stayed one night, but would love to come back, maybe stay a couple of nights and check out all the wonderful things to do in Dallas! Thanks a bunch Meander you gave us just what we needed right when we needed it! Guy and Christa
We had a great experience staying at Meander's place in Dallas. They were great host and so close to everything yet it was very quiet at night. Thank you again so much!
Thanks so much for your generous hospitality. Sorry we were not able to spend more time 'hang'n' out and getting to know y'all. Love your "diggs" and all the awesome ART stuff! In spite of the Canadians trying to freeze us all out... we did survive and thrived! Eh! ;-P I personally loved making friends with the "kids" ... and consider Pancho a most excellent dude!!!! BTW: I'll be trying to set up our homestead as a Welcome mat for travelers and if you are in the area, I will expect you to stop by for a nite or 2! What better way to see the "Big Peach" without dealing with the 'Big City' hype! MARTA is close ... and there is lots of UBER & Lift drivers to get you safely from here to there and back again. Rating you a 12 out of 10... in spite of the weather!!!
We really enjoyed the Texan hospitality exhibited by [Meander]. We were provided with a very level space off the street on a very quiet side street. Invited in for coffee and conversation, and found we had common interests in art and appreciating the challenges of creating art. We would return again because they were such fine folk.
Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Very helpful and generous regarding our needs. We have had a nice chat with Mary. We also met their two lovely dogs. Wish we have had more time with them at their location. We highly recommend this host.