TXBX

Age: 65+

Member since June 2012

Part-time Class A traveling lady, 71, with home on I-30 between Texarkana & Dallas, TX, who loves pets, and new friends who value the RVing lifestyle!

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My RV friends call me 'Becky'. I hope you will, too!
I began the RV lifestyle with my elderly father in 1998, and he taught me well.
I belong to Good Sam's, FMCA, S.I., LoW's, Escapees, RV-Singles, Freeroaders, and some other organizations.

Now that I'm 'all grown up', the lure of the open road often calls my name, and I love all types of travel, especially boon-docking, campfires, and laughter. Over the past 14 years of part-time solo travel in my rig, I have been on every type of 'road', climbed many mountains, slept in many unlikely places, and found some life-long friends. I can stay in a fancy campground and enjoy their amenities, or stay in a remote area where the only light comes from the moon, and easily fall asleep under the silent stars!

Mt. Pleasant is located 112 miles east of Dallas, TX, on Interstate 30. It's considered a small town, but has enough amenities to make most people comfortable. Within 2-3 miles you can find propane, diesel, and other shopping areas with well-known stores and restaurants. My home is within walking distance of a city park with jogging and hiking trails for you and your pets. We have a variety of churches and organizations if you are interested in any of those activities.

One of my best friends is an RV service tech who has worked for large RV dealerships, and will make 'house-calls' if his (& your) schedule permits, which has been very helpful for some of my traveling buddies. Another of my friends is highly cooperative with most of the road-side service clubs/organizations, and has provided some emergency help for several of my RVing friends! Both of these people are regarded highly in the community and have reasonable pricing.

The city of Mt. Pleasant allows RV parking at the curb in front of a home as long as the wheels are within 18 inches of the curb, and slide-outs are not on the street's side, and not blocking the mailboxes.

My home is located in a nice quiet neighborhood about a mile from Walmart, Home Depot, Chili's, and various family restaurants, automotive and convenience stores.

My rig is parked in the back of my wide, partly shaded driveway, but there is room for another rig, also. If you have a tow vehicle, it would be necessary to unhook it to get your rig into and out of my driveway, unless it is a 5th wheel. Otherwise, you can park in front of my home at the curb. I can usually provide one electrical outlet and a city water supply if you have the necessary extensions and hoses. There is a place to dump your tanks on my front curb when you arrive or leave. My back yard is well-fenced with lots of space for your pet to exercise under your supervision, roam safely in the wooded area, or toss a Frisbee. I will happily kennel my pets during that time for your pet's enjoyment. I would request that you pick up after your pet and stay with them to protect my 'flower beds'.

If you have a 'receiver' and long cable, you are welcome use my Direct-TV dish located beside my RV. You are welcome to use my wireless internet ! (NOTE: Internet, cable, and some amenities 'travel' with me, and might not always be available.)

My neighbors have never complained when my friends parked their RV in front of my home overnight, or in my driveway for a few days, but I take care to avoid annoying them with loud music or noises. If you can't use my electricity, a fairly quiet generator would probably not be a problem.

Depending on your 'travel style' and personal preferences, (and my schedule), we can take time to visit, or keep our individual schedules as soon as you are 'settled in' and comfortable with the available parking for your rig. I will happily try to help you locate places of interest, lakes for fishing, a movie theater, or other things you may need during your stay.

I would always appreciate 'advance notice' when possible, but I totally understand a last-minute request, because I love to travel without a schedule sometimes! Unless there are unusual circumstances that would be a great inconvenience, I would be more than happy to welcome an overnight traveling RV friend!

Skills & Expertise to Share

If you promise not to tell jokes about Texas Aggies, I will promise not to tell any lies about my 'skills' or 'expertise'! I love to cook, and I may invite you to enjoy some 'southern cooking', but you aren't obligated to eat it. I can tell you all about cattle and ranching, and take you out to see the livestock, but I am likely to burn your steak!
You are welcome to try out my solar oven, or my BBQ grill, but I cook like my grandmothers and my mom, ...... a pinch of this, a dash of that, so I don't do well with instructions!

TXBX's Pets

Right now, I have none that would travel with me.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Bureau of Land Management - anywhere
'The Slabs' - Niland, California
Quartzsite, Arizona
Roadside Rest Areas
Casinos
Truck Stops
Mom and Pop Restaurants
Boat ramps
Secret Fishing Holes
Alongside a car dealership on weekends
In front of houses 'under construction'
City Parks where permitted
Around any campfire
'Anywhere, U.S.A.

TXBX's Hometown

I have a brick and stick home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas with a large driveway and many amenities in case you would like to stop and stay a while!

TXBX's Guest Details

TXBX's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

33 feet long

33' Southwind Class A, .....and towed Jeep (see photo) I don't require any hook-ups, and my generator is very quiet, but I don't have to use it. My rig is 'maroon' like the Texas Aggies (GRIN), and I like to keep it 'ready to roll' when possible! My intention is to keep it ready to 'go' on a whim, complete with some necessary clothings, food staples, and basics in the refrigerator and freezer, but sometimes, I get lazy, and have to pack it up at the last minute!

TXBX's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

TXBX Has 1 Host Location

TXBX's by the Park

Mt. Pleasant (Mount Pleasant), TX, US
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References from Guests (7)

Messick1231

September 2018

Wonderful host that has a great level place with all the amenities!

She makes it better than visiting your mom. Such a wonderful lady with a big heart not only for travelors but as well as animals. She dedicates much of her time to helping others. Her place is easy to find and nice and shady


Messick1231

August 2018

Betty is the best!!! Wish we had more time with her!

She was super friendly and had such great stories to share! We know our new home when coming thru mtpleasant Betty Makes you feel so welcomed and so great to hear what she's doing to help the cats/kitties in her community. Wonderful level spot with electric and water


Wscottman

May 2018

Pleasant in Mt Pleasant

Nice location, thanks for helping us out in the rain. Your spot was sweet and comfy. Hope to visit again. Nice making new friends. Wscottman


03Turtle

December 2017

Delightful stay

Delightful stay and we would like to stay again. This stop was a perfect break for us on our way to Texas. Our host helped us get set up and was very accomodating. Great stay.
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A former member

January 2017

Great stop

Our host was helpful and kind - lots of good stories.
Parked most comfortably in the driveway - quiet.
Another good thing is there is a place to wash your motorhome at the end of the street after the roadsalt trip south!
Thank you!!


OrangeBleue

October 2015

Really nice and friendly

A really great host for us. We slept 2 nights at her place and she was really nice, offered us a lot of snack for our daughters. We had a little issue with our motorhome's clutch and she called for us to find some help. She invited us for lunch twice. She provided us wifi, water and dumping station. Really nice person and friend now. We hope that we could see her again.


kjkohlhaas

May 2013

Great boondocker site

We stayed here for an over night and highly recommend this host. She had water, dump, electric (30 amp), wi-fi, and cable to hook up to and was very friendly.