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Age: 45-55

Member since January 2018

Adventurous Intelectual

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I am a semi retired Emergency Room PA that likes to travel with my Casita. Hobbies include ham radio and flying hot air balloons. I do have space available for your RV should you be commuting through the area. It is a very nice area and convenient to the Interstate.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I have electronics experience with radio, 2-way, solar, inverters and etc. Propane refill is available onsite.

howelldw's Pets

I don't have any pets currently due to my travel, but I welcome anyone with pets.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I mainly travel regionally in LA, AR, and TX. All locations are unique.

howelldw's Hometown

Minden, LA

howelldw Has 1 Host Location

Germantown Colony

Minden, LA, US
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howelldw's References (21)

References from Guests (21)


March 2020

Generous host

Host was quick to accept my request to stay and was very accommodating. Thank you!


March 2020

Quiet Neighborhood

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your home. It was a lovely, quiet neighborhood. Great parking spot for our Class C RV on our way through Louisiana.


February 2020

Great stop after a long day!

Lovely quiet place. Unfortunately our host was away - we hear he is a very interesting person!
Thank you!


January 2020

Quiet Stay

I stayed one night at Germantown Colony and it was a quiet and safe neighborhood. I had to back down the driveway but took my time and avoided the gas meter on one side and the mailbox on the other. Communication was great and the host was great. A pleasant stay to take a break during my travels.


December 2019

Solid ground and a friendly welcome.

We had a great overnight here with everything we needed and a great area to set up. Our host was super helpful, even guiding us out in the morning so that we didn’t miss a great breakfast and affordable fuel. Great stay and many thanks!


December 2019

Tranquil spot and excellent host

Howelldw met me upon arrival and got me settled comfortably in his driveway. We spent quite a bit of time talking about a variety of topics including flying, hot air ballooning, medicine and the state of affairs in the field of medicine right now. Howelldw is an excellent conversationalist and a genuinely warm and welcoming host. I hope he visits me in Upstate New York some day. I may even consider taking flying lessons with him some day in the future. Would love to try to recover from a "stall" without pushing the throttle in and without soiling my pants:-):-):-)


May 2019

Great People, Great Spot!

We had a wonderful stay at Dustin's home! We had the pleasure of meeting his sweet mother and super cool girlfriend! It was so interesting to hear about their interest in hot air ballooning and the places they have been. The backyard is big and backs some seriously beautiful woods. We really enjoyed our stay and the company of our hosts! I hope your mom has a good time in Hawaii! Haha! Well wishes. :))


May 2019

Peaceful spot, easy going host!

While Dustin was not even going to be home when we requested our stay, he still told us to come on over and make ourselves comfortable. I really appreciated his letting us Park in his driveway even though he was not going to be home. Nice quiet neighborhood, very safe and tidy. Highly recommended!


April 2019

Nice Quiet Stay

I contacted howelldw a day before I was wanting to boondock at his location. I was doing a hike up to Driskill Mountain, Louisiana's highpoint. His response was quick, & even though he would not there, he allowed me to overnight at his place. Very beautiful setting in a nice quite neighborhood outside town. Great stop & would boondock there again.


April 2019

Nice Stay!

Good communication with the host. We arrived while he was still at work he sent us directions on where to park and told us to feel free to come when we needed to. Had problems using the wi-fi but not a big deal for us. We both own Casitas so had a lot to talk about on that subject. The area is very nice to look around in downtown. Caney lake recreational area is great for bike riding and had a good boat ramp for those who would need one. Would make this stop again

Thanks, again Howelldw



March 2019

Great place to rest and enjoy nature

Dustin was very responsive to msgs. The parking in his driveway was easy for my class B and my dog really enjoyed his huge backyard and woods to run and play. Thank you for a good safe spot.


March 2019

Gracious & generous host

D graciously let me stay in his driveway with my bigger than his usual rig specification. When I arrived after dark, he guided me superbly in backing into his long driveway & made sure I was setup & good for the night. Wish I had more time & energy to have a chat, but D is surely a great host & the property is quiet & peaceful!


March 2019


Dustin is a terrific host & I hope to return again!


February 2019

Quiet and relaxing

I had a great stay - quiet neighborhood, level driveway, and lots of knowledge from Dustin. He was helpful getting me backed in, set up, found me a place to refill my propane, and let me know about the trails in the National Forest down the street! I was able to catch up on work and relax after driving so much the week prior. Thanks again!


January 2019

Quiet, peaceful spot.

Dustin’s home is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. He couldn’t be home but was very friendly and helpful via text. I would be happy to stay here again.


December 2018

A great place to stay!

Howelldw was a terrific host. We don't know how there's enough hours in the day for him do do all he does.
We had a great time talking about his "balloning" travels, camping, flying, and everything else.
It's a very interesting area, with the Germantown Colony Museum, a great lake to hike and swim at nearby, plus another museum and eateries in town proper.
A big thanks for a couple of nice nights, we'll hopefully see howelldw again!


October 2018

Hospitable host

Had great chat about site and camping as we continue north. Hot Springs sounds great. Interesting hobby, hot air ballooning. Thanks for the use of your bathroom and carport as we only have a microliters teardrop.


June 2018

A gracious host!

We requested to stay at Germantown colony for one night as we were passing through the area. Although our host was not going to be home, he still answered and said it was fine to stay.

We found the property easily and backed into then spacious driveway with no problem at all.

Our host was also kind enough to offer electric and water if needed.
We went for dinner in town and met some very friendly locals in their 'Cheers' bar (El Jimador-Mexican restaurant)
The location is a safe, quiet neighborhood.

Thanks again for your generosity!


April 2018

Baloon man

Dusty is a pilot for hot air baloons! My favorite. Beutiful quiet yard..deer came in at night. Nice easy stay. Thanks. Linda.


March 2018

Nice neighborhood.

We had a great stay at this Boondocker site. Even though he was at work a lot of the time we stayed, Dustin was in constant communication with us and offered anything and everything we needed to have a great stay. It was a lovely community that we enjoyed walking around between raindrops. We also met Dustin’s mother, a lovely lady who stopped several times and even brought us farm fresh eggs.


February 2018

Don't miss stopping by and meeting Dustin.

Where do we even start? Dustin is the cream of the crop. You couldn't ask for a better stay, than what we got in Minden. Dustin replied almost instantly to our inquiry about staying with him. He waited for us to show up, even though we showed up later than planned. He accommodated every want and need we could think of. He gave us the guided tour of Minden. He told us all the best spots to check out, and eat. He invited us in for dinner, and showed us what he's all about. We felt like we were treated like family. We showed up as strangers and left as friends. We will definitely stop by again. They don't make them any better than this.