I am a full time minister/pastor. We enjoy camping but as we do have a large garden there is always something to be done.
Gardening, a tad of handyman as I do as much maintenance as I can on our own hard shell pop up camper.,
two mid size dogs. Sometimes they go along and sometimes stay home.
There are plenty in the wider Four Corners region
Shiprock, New Mexico
This spot was perfect. Its a large parking area of the church right at the intersection of two main roads our hosts was away while we were there but still answered quickly and allowed us to stay anyways.
Even letting us know where to find an outlet. We found the area very peaceful at night despite some of the other comments. Slight noise from the road but most boondockers should be used to that. We slept great!
The spot was perfect for going to 4 corners and/or canyon of the ancients and hovenweep national parks and many other great sites in the area. We were surprised how much there actually was.
We would definitely stay again when coming through NM
John was very welcoming and helpful for our first boondocking stay! We stayed for five nights so we could explore surrounding areas and get some errands completed. is on a busy street but it got quiet after 10 and didn't really even notice. Felt safe there and John was always available when we needed him really great host and great experience! Thanks John
JohnGreydanus is very accommodating and a wonderful host, if you are in the area I highly recommend him to assist you with your boondocking stays. Shiprock is a tiny town near the Four Corners region of New Mexico, there isn’t much out here and if you are stuck in the area, John is the guy I consider staying for a night or two.
The Shiprock terrain formation is an interesting sight to see and Flowing Water Casino isn’t too far from the town and have pretty good food there too!
Host provided detailed directions to location and met us when we arrived at the church. He helped us get situated with with water/electricity and then stayed to visit with us for a while. Site is a level gravel parking lot of the church which is located at the intersection of two highways. There is significant traffic noise because the roads are quite busy. Host invited us to help him the next morning with food distribution at the church, and we were honored to be included in his ministry to the reservation residents.
And we may just come again! Did not get to visit this time but hospitality was felt just the same. We appreciate these folks a lot. We also recommend this spot when traveling through the Four Corners area.
Our host was very friendly and accommodating and responded very quickly to our request. We had a great visit, easy access, level parking plenty of room. Would definitely stay again if in the area.
We would come back here anytime. In fact, we will be back in 10 days on our way home. Nice location. Conversation was pleasant. Congrats Pastor John for 23 years at this church.
Never got a chance to meet my host. Ran late coming in and had to leave early to stay on schedule but a quiet stopover. Thanks again.
Our Host was very accomadating,couldn't do enough for us,even checked our dog's paw when he hurt it.!
He has a lovely garden and we had fresh peaches and tomatoes.
But the street noise was constant and woke us up during the night. It was a bit disconcerting to me.
We were there on a Saturday night, maybe another night is quieter.
While I didn't stay at his place he deserves a positive reference for being responsive to messages.
We had a very good time there and got some good informations for our journey. Thanks again for having us!
Great host. Parked right near a busy highway but the traffic died down about bedtime so it was no problem.
Brief overnight stay. Our host has created amazing gardens in the city.
We were graciously welcomed even though he was in the middle of a busy schedule! Large parking lot. Busy intersection that was much quieter after 11:00pm. Beautiful garden. We would be glad to stay again if in the area. We saw a double rainbow after a rainstorm. Stunning!
I'm not sure I've ever met any pastor as busy and energetic and jack-of-all trades as John! He worked on the grounds before the sun came up and well after it went down. His backyard is a lush, shady, green oasis with beautiful flowers and covered picnic tables. He and his wife are wonderful hosts - not sure how they do it - the week I visited they were running VBS (Vacation Bible School) and John had driven a van around town to pick up kids - but, sadly, I didn't get a chance to drop in to watch their daily program. When I was leaving he was busy selling garden plants and I waited in line to say goodbye. And he still managed to make time to help me solve an issue with my awning and check on me a number of times.
Perfect location - not too noisy, only the occasional air brakes from trucks making the turn out on the highway. There's plenty of room to park at this church - wide open gravel lot, but no shade trees overhead. If you need eggs, buy them here! If you're on your way home, buy your garden plants here.
Really enjoyed meeting John and it was nice to have a quite place for the night. We parked right in front of his church. Just wish we could have stayed longer and had some of his fresh eggs. Sharon
Great location to visit surrounding attractions. Nice host.
Thanks John & Marcie for being such great hosts. We would definitely stay there again if we visited the area another time.
Parking area is in church parking lot. There's a lot of road noise till about 10:30p.m., then wasn't too bad except for the occasional air brakes from semi's.
We had a great time talking with John and my wife & John talked gardening for about an hour. John's wife has chickens, and if your lucky she won't be sold out. We had her fresh eggs for dinner & again for breakfast.
Would definitely stay here agt if in the neighborhood!
John was so very kind and welcoming. He had just had a molar pulled but came over anyway to greet us and make sure we were settled ok.
This was exactly the stop we needed. John was a pleasure to meet and helpful in so many ways and his wife sells fresh eggs that we can highly recommend as well. Thank you for having us John.