Harold is an avid fine furniture maker (using hand tools only), technically competent, He and his wife have completely restored their old home in Jefferson. Meriam is an expert in traditional rug hooking (a certified McGowan teacher.) She has recently taken up weaving.
Both enjoy traveling in their truck camper, having traveled several months a year in the US and Canada (including Alaska and Newfoundland) for the last 12 years.
We enjoy trout fishing.
We have completely restored our old home, and consequently are adept at various forms of carpentry and reconstruction. Harold is an accomplished woodworker and furniture maker. Meriam is a certified traditional rug hooker and recently taken up weaving. We have plenty of tools for repairs.
We have one cat, no dogs. We do not allow dogs.
Favorite boondocking locations include numerous places in Alaska, Newfoundland and the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.
Jefferson is a small (2000 people) historic town in Northeast Texas, near the Louisana border. In the early 1870's Jefferson was the second wealthiest town Texas (second only to Galveston, TX.) During that period we were the busiest riverport in Texas, while Galveston was the busiest seaport in Texas. Steamboats used to travel to Jefferson from New Orleans up the Mississippi River to the Red River, then across Caddo Lake to the Black Cypress Bayou to Jefferson. The town is located near Lake Caddo, the only natural lake in Texas. It is a beautiful lake with thousands of Cypress trees.
We have an 1161 Lance camper. It sits atop our vehicle. Vehicle plus camper is 28 feet long, 11 feet high and less than 8 feet wide. We have a slideout but will not extend it if space is a problem (we have spent many a day/night without it extended.)
SmallTownUSA, made a quick stop in their truck camper. I enjoyed talking about possible trips to Alaska and Newfoundland and of course to their place in Texas. Very nice and courteous guests. Always welcome.
Our host were really nice folks. Hospitality was great,communication was easy, so was backing into the spot no problem. They have a beautiful home easy to tell it took a lot of manhours (and women hours) to complete the restoration. We had a good glass of tea and great conversation about all our travels interesting couple. They did help us decide to make a trip to Newfoundland soon.
We will be back!!!!