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Age: 55-65

Member since December 2019

Retired teacher, active horse owner, quilter

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Lived in south Texas for 30 years and love it. Several horses and two dogs keep us active. Tom still flies for work but is home most nights. Thinking about going full time in two years ourselves. Both of us are former USN.

Skills & Expertise to Share

No great skills except general courtesy and enjoyment of new friends.

JuliaandTom's Pets

Two dogs and a few horses.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have another ranch east of Dallas and love it up there!

JuliaandTom's Hometown

Originally from Mobile Alabama but navy so we’ve lived all over. Just north of Corpus Christi is now home.

JuliaandTom's Guest Details

JuliaandTom's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

35 feet long

2015 sundowner with a 10 foot short wall. The horse compartment is used exclusively for manure old or new!

JuliaandTom's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Prefers an electric hookup

JuliaandTom Has 1 Host Location

Julia and Tom’s horse ranch

Sandia, TX, US
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JuliaandTom's References (14)

References from Guests (14)


April 2020

A Safe Haven

Julia and Tom offered us a safe haven at a time when we really needed it. And what a safe haven it is - a peaceful ranch with the company of sweet dogs and horses, and two kind, gracious, and generous hosts. Thank you, Julia and Tom, for opening your lovely home (and the gates!) to us.


April 2020

Tom and Julia are awesome hosts!

Warm, welcoming and incredibly generous, Julia and Tom opened their place to weary full-timers impacted by Covid-19. We were allowed to chip-in on the ranch (even though it was not AT ALL required) and had fun doing it while contributing in a small way. They have 4 gentle, well-trained horses who are beautiful to watch (bring carrots and apples! :-)). Such a peaceful and restorative place. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! ‘Virtual’ hugs, new friends!!


March 2020

Wonderful Visit

We received the warmest of welcomes from Julia and Tom. A beautiful spot on their ranch to spend a few days. Received an equally warm welcome from the Lily, Uno, Cali (3 dogs) and the four horses too!
We had a great time - thank you Julia & Tom. We hope to see you Down Under soon to spend those Aussie Dollars!
Highly recommend this host.

Guylaine et Paul

February 2020

Very nice host !

It was a nice stay so we ask for one more night. It was quiet and our host so friendly. A perfect place near the city activity.


February 2020


Julia and Tom are truly gracious hosts! as a horse lover I was invited to go with Julia to summon the horses to the barn for feeding time....beautiful and sweet horses too! Nice, quiet ranch, dark skies at night with twinkling stars in the sky....really enjoyed it immensely! Will try to head their way in the summertime again! Thank you so much for your hospitality!


February 2020

A++ for these hosts

This was my first boondockers welcome stay. Julia and Tom are delightful and accommodating hosts. My dog got sick and they even offered to take me to their local vet. We watched New Year's Eve fireworks on their porch and gathered around a fire pit by their pool in the evening. It was such a lovely stay I cannot say enough good things about this host.


January 2020

Des hôtes extraordinaires!

Nous avons passé une merveilleux temps sur le ranch. Nous avons-nous été accueillis chaleureusement par nos hôtes. Les enfants ont bien aimé voir les chevaux et profiter de petits extra.

Merci beaucoup

We had a wonderful time on the ranch. We were warmly welcomed by our hosts. The children enjoyed seeing the horses and enjoying the little extras.

thank you so much


January 2020

Amazing hosts

We had a wonderful time at Julia and Tom's. A choice of parking spots, nice quiet and private site, and as much or little interaction as we wanted. It's a beautiful ranch and the dogs are friendly and fun. Julia, thanks for letting me help out in the was amazing! You sure do have some talents and it's easy to see how much you enjoy this life.
It was a good spot to explore the beaches from, and we even met some other boondockers we hope to keep in touch with, nice bonus.


January 2020

Best “New” Hosts Ever!

Julia and Tom are somewhat new at BW but HOLY COW what awesome hosts!!! We became fast friends and I know if we ever head that way again we will certainly stop in and share an evening around a fire on their lovely back area.

All the horses and dogs know how kind and loving their mom and dad are. It was fun watching some of the daily activities that go on on a horse ranch.

We missed saying bye to Tom (bye Tom and thank you) but exchanged hugs with Julia guaranteeing you keep in touch!

I wish the best for them and hope they can get into an RV they love and do some traveling so they can meet wonderful BW hosts like they are!


January 2020

Love the place, the people and the dogs

Stayed for 2 nights while we toured the area and the USS Lexington. Excellent hosts, especially Julia and her dogs.
It seems she is a real Canadians home away from home person. Helpful with recommendations and very welcoming. Great place to stay close to Corpus Christi and hope she visits us and the Calgary Stampede so we can reciprocate the hospitality received by them.


January 2020


Julia and Tom are extremely welcoming and friendly. They have a beautiful property. Only regret was we didn’t plan to stay longer.


January 2020

Beautiful Property with great hosts

We enjoyed watching the horses and walking the property.
The hosts were very friendly and interesting.

We sure hope to be back in the area to visit again.


December 2019

Extremely welcoming!

Our host was so helpful and friendly, kept in contact to ensure we arrived safely and met us at the entrance gate. We had great conversations including an afternoon with fellow boondockerswelcome guests. Plenty of room and we appreciated having 30 amp power. Beautiful location and we’d love to return if we are in the area again.


December 2019

Great Host

Very welcome and accommodating. Julia was a great Host. Looking forward to returning to this location.