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Age: 65+

Member since October 2020

Retired widower and avid fly fisher.

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Retired engraver and trophy shop owner. My wife passed away in January 2020. I enjoy meeting people, and these Covid restrictions have been a real pita. While I go along with social distancing, I do not wear a mask on my property. With really good family genes, I am pretty healthy and active. I like to say all my health problems are in my head (dentures, glasses, hearing aids). I am interested in many topics, but prefer to avoid politics and religion. I try to live my life by the Golden Rule.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I have good general knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and mechanics.

ted.hopkins's Pets

I have two, indoor only, female cats.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Anywhere fly fishing is close by.

ted.hopkins's Hometown

I live in Alamogordo, New Mexico. I am 84 miles northeast of El Paso, Texas, and an easy 4 hour drive southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

ted.hopkins Has 1 Host Location

Ted's Humble Abode

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ted.hopkins's References (4)

References from Guests (4)


January 2021

Great spot

Ted is a very nice host. His spot is in a great location for exploring Cloudcroft and White Sands. He was helpful in making a map to area sites and stores. The free dump station is really close and convenient. The dogs do bark but they aren’t that bad. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely stay again!


November 2020

Nice area

I enjoyed my stay at this location. The host was kind and showed me around the area. He also suggested attractions that I might enjoy. I would definitely stay here again.


November 2020

Three Dog Nights

TH was a welcoming host, and his location is so close to the White Sand Dunes (we went twice!).
Do bring a pair of ear plugs, the neighbor's three dogs bark all night. The puppers are friendly though and lick you through the fence. We'd stay again!


November 2020

First Guest @ Ted’s

I was delighted to be Ted’s first Boondocker’s guest.
His humble abode space is centrally located In Alamogordo and 16 miles from White Sands.
Ted’s space accommodated my 23’ RV and 14’ toad w/water and 15 amp electric if you need it. A free dump station is close.
Ted was very welcoming and assisted me w/my setup. He’s also very personable was was kind to drive me on la tour of an overview of the town.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, going to White Sands, Missle Museum was Covid closed, yet would highly recommend Ted’s for your stay.
Also has a great view from his front porch of magical sunsets!