We live in a sub-division built in the 70's. We would be delighted to give a free night or nights of lodging to a Boondocker and would enjoy any conversation that may happen. If you're looking for a night where you will feel safe and secure - this is the place!
• Generators should be finished by 9 pm.
• While water and electric are available, if needed and if the use is reasonable, then we are OK with not asking for any donation to that end.
• No loud music or loud-speakers, please.
• Children need to be supervised, although they are welcome to play outside, of course.
• As we are seniors, we may sleep late. If the front door is open, or the back door has the blinds raised, feel free to say goodbye or to let us know of anything we need to know before you depart.
• Our desire is that you will have a quiet and enjoyable place to relax and feel safe and secure while you are traveling as we share our property with you.
• We would prefer no smoking but would not be adverse to allowing smoking to be done …if needed. It's not a mandate with us.
Main parking is on our driveway. Parking could be accommodated in our yard overlooking an empty field and woods. Access to the yard parking would be by just driving over the yard to the back of the property.
The driveway is a cement paved drive off an asphalt road. If the rig is pulled in front first, then you would have to back out. The road is not very busy as it's on a dead end street in our sub-division.
There is a Bradford Pear tree next to the drive with some low hanging branches. The drive is a 4 car drive and the Eastern side of the drive doesn't usually have branches overhanging the drive.
Parking could be done either in our yard or on a right-of-way into an empty field
We do travel ourselves, but we usually know in advance if travel is in our immediate future. We are generally available, since we're retired. We are active in our church but that shouldn't be a problem that would bother plans that a guest may have.
We will NOT be available to have guests until the first part of October 2021 as we are out-of-town until then.
There is a "hands on" children's museum and a fossil museum about 4-5 miles from our home. There is also Boone lake that is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority (which made all the dams that go through Tennessee to help to prevent flooding. We are a short distance from the Appalachian Trail and a little over 1 1/2 hours East of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN.
Johnson City is home to East Tennessee State College and there are a few historical areas around the city. The historic town of Jonesborough (the oldest town in Tennessee and the home of the National Story Telling Center) is about 20 minutes from our home.