I grew up in Arkansas. Lived in Manhatten, New York, Greenwich, Ct, Los Angeles, CA and Seattle WA before moving back in Arkansas in 1984.
I have been an English and ESL teacher, a stewardess. I have sold real estate, commodity options and employee benefit plans. I have been a tv news camera lady, a newspaper reporter and election coordinator and a few other things.
Now I spend my time planting native plants, hiking, kayaking, bicycling, sailing and camping. I have a boat up at our sailing club on Beaver Lake.
I live in a college town on the foothills of the Ozarks.
I like to cook, read, go to local events, dance, walk, hike, bike, backpack, kayak and sail.
Yes, a 2-year old short, long dog with long brown and black (faded) spots on the white main color. (from the shelter, obviously).
He loves everybody: people, including children, dogs and cats. I keep him in bounds and off the driveway so on one has to interact with him unless they want to.
He has gone on a couple of long trips with me and mostly sleeps when I'm not with him.
I haven't boondocked much. Have parked in front of a vacant house in Boulder, Co. and at end of a forest road when a tree was across it.
I live in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a college town with population about 80,000. We are in the foothills of the Ozark mountains. A 35-mile paved bike trail starts here and winds through the towns north of us. Thirty minutes up the freeway is Crystal Bridges, a museum donated by Alice Walton of Walmart which houses some of the best American art in the country. Near here are hiking trails and the national scenic river, the Buffalo River.
1996 19' Airstream van
We were warmly welcomed by our host at this lovely spot. The driveway was nice and level and in a very peaceful setting. As touring musicians, it was great to have such a quiet spot to stay for the night and our host was incredibly hospitable. Highly recommend this host, especially if you have a smaller rig (our is under 21 feet).
The site was level and located in a quiet residential location. Upon our arrival we were warmly greeted by our host. She made sure we were comfortably set up, then spent some time with us to exchange travel adventures. She was a very interesting host and we recommend her to anyone visiting this area.
We had made plans with freewheeler but, this being our first cross-country trip, we had totally overestimated how far we could get in one day. Though we didn't ended up staying in Fayetteville, we really appreciated everything freewheeler did for us and her understanding of our predicament. Hopefully we will run into her on our return trip!