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!
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!
Right now, I have none that would travel with me.
Bureau of Land Management - anywhere
'The Slabs' - Niland, California
Roadside Rest Areas
Mom and Pop Restaurants
Secret Fishing Holes
Alongside a car dealership on weekends
In front of houses 'under construction'
City Parks where permitted
Around any campfire
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!
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!
We did not get to stay due to hosts illness but she was so helpful with suggestions for a Walmart near her. Not everyone is helpful from their hospital bed! Thank you and see you in the flip side.
We were passing through from and just needed a place to pull off the highway for the night. TXBX's was just great. Covid rates were high so we never met face-to-face but the phone conversations were pleasant and the driveway was cozy. Thanks!
We stayed back in May for 1 night. Since we weren't there long, I opted to park in the street in front of her house, and ran my extension cable for 20amp power to run the basics. Thanks for the place to stay on our way through!
Even though we didn’t complete our stay because we had tire issues (left over from our last trip) and couldn’t make it before very late. She provided incredibly thorough information about the stay, the weather, and the area in general. The most information I have ever received from a host pre-arrival and it was very impressive! When I contacted her to tell her we would not be able to make it she was so kind. Based on that alone I would highly recommend :-)
Staying with Betty was an absolute blessing! We could not have had a better experience! Our plan was to stay for two days, but after talking a bit upon our arrival we realized we were both in places where we could use the other's help, kindness and support. We ended up spending two weeks with her and making a friend for life! She shared stories and advice about her experiences on the road, was happy to show us around town and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We still keep in touch and are looking forward to returning to visit her again!
Betty is a kind and generous host! Her lovely home is in a nice quiet neighborhood. I only wish we could have visited together more, but timing and weather got in the way. Thank you Betty, and I hope we see you again!
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
She was super friendly and had such great stories to share! We know our new home when coming thru mtpleasant she 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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
I felt I was on great hand and very welcoming at her place. She gave me all the details needed. However I had to cancelled due to coronavirus I had to go home faster and change my route. If I am in the area again I will definitely stop at her place.