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Age: 55-65

Member since July 2016

Happy in the Ozarks

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Not quite retired but moving in that direction and wanted a new place to call home. We recently were on the road full-time (almost 2 years) looking for it. Found it! Very happy here with our woods and year round creek.

Family focused and trying to get everyone moving to Arkansas... it’s working! Our chickens keep us entertained in between RV adventures and family visits.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Love to grow things.
We are both creative… just in different ways.

Relationships and communication are an integral part of our daily lives. We enjoy helping others grow in their interactive skills.

We also have considerable experience with addiction recovery and intervention. Service provider at the OC jail for 15 years. Ordained ministers since 1992.

PapaMimi's Pets

At the moment we only have one. Her name is Z... just Z. She’s a happy dog. Especially if you have treats. And we always travel together. Unfortunately she is getting cranky in her old age and not friendly with dogs she doesn’t know. So we keep her close and on leash when traveling. She minds well she just doesn’t trust what other dogs might do.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Sun City, AZ... and we don't really like AZ... but the people were great!
DavenSteph in Oklahoma - best ever! One of our first and still favorite 💗

PapaMimi's Hometown

Southern California is where we were both born and had lived all of our adult lives. We have had a few different addresses is our 35+ years of marriage but this current one trumps them all. We went on an adventure to relocate and found our new home in Huntsville AR.


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PapaMimi's Guest Details

PapaMimi's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

35 feet long

2019 Reflection by Grand Design. Towed by 2015 Chevy Silverado. Has 3 slide-outs

PapaMimi's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts

PapaMimi Has 1 Host Location

Country life

Huntsville, AR, US
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PapaMimi's References (35)

References from Hosts (6)

Mountains and Prairies

November 2019

Nice folks!

Papamime were perfect guests. They were very respectful of my property and a pleasure to host.


July 2019

A great couple , but weather and work limited the visit

Great couple out seeing the country and working along the way. Between the Kentucky summer heat and work we didn't get to share a lot of time together, but they were very courteous and gracious visitors. We really enjoyed our time together and hope to see them again soon. Maybe one day we'll get to go out their way!

Dave n Steph in OK

April 2019

Wonderful people!

This was the second visit with us for Papamimi and “Z”. They are warm and gentle folks and we always enjoy their company. They kept in communication with us along the way and we’re very considerate guests. They are welcome back any time!


April 2019

short visit

we got a short visit in with this couple--welcome anytime

Dave n Steph in OK

March 2019

Wonderful guests

Papamimi stayed with us March 26, 2019. This was their second visit and we feel like we’re long-time friends. They are warm, open hearted folks and considerate guests. Z dog is as sweet as can be. We enjoy their company and conversation very much and they are welcome back anytime!


November 2016

Great Guests!

We enjoyed hosting Papamimi for one night.
We were able to visit with them and discuss Boondockers Welcome and solve some of the world's problems before darkness set in.
Seriously, nice couple. Easy to host.
Hoping we can visit them in California next year.

References from Guests (29)


August 2021

Beautiful Site & Barn

Another great host and site. This one with a beautiful old barn. Very gracious hosts, enjoyed their company, conversation and area information. Hope to visit again when their barn renovation is complete. Thanks again for a much needed rest at your quite and beautiful property.


August 2021

Beautiful spot to park

Papa Mimi and “Z” we’re terrific host. Upon our arrival they helped us to determine where to set up so that we could reach the electrical box which was roughly 50 feet away. We were able to reach by utilizing our 35 foot 50 amp extension. They offered us an additional 30 amp extension if we had needed it but we did not. Very gracious and friendly couple and we would highly recommend staying with them.


August 2021

Terrific people and a very nice place to Boondock!

Awesome short stay. Very nice and helpful people.


July 2021

Amazing piece of property

This stay was so peaceful I am excited to find my way back here.


July 2021

Great hosts!

I really enjoyed my stay here. The hosts are great! The property is very quiet and peaceful. Great views of the stars on clear nights. It’s a great location to make day trips to other spots. I ended up extending my stay a few days. Highly recommend!


June 2021

Heavenly Hillside

We had an amazing time staying with PapaMimi! First, they are the nicest couple. The correspondence leading up to our visit was friendly and informative. There was some concern if our motorhome could make it up the hill, so we scoped the property out first. We decided we could get in and so glad we did. When we arrived, we were greeted with warm smiles. We had a lovely dinner together with great conversation about past travels and future plans. Second, the property is beautiful with deer, cardinals, and their chickens! We had several locations to choose from and chose one that had a beautiful view overlooking the hill to their property. Just as an FYI for motorhomes, we highly recommend you disconnect and remove any tow equipment (hitch extensions, etc). We easily made the path up and only slightly touched the hitch on the way out. There is a small dip after crossing the bridge and that is where we touched. They are working on filling the dip, but just wanted to put that out there just in case. We are a 36' diesel motorhome.

We will definitely be back to visit when we pass this way again. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality!


June 2021

Very nice couple and great location.

The host couple are super nice. Beautiful property with hiking and neat old barn. They are great at communicating what is needed and how to do things. Awesome for us newbies.


June 2021

Peaceful place and people

Great trails and views. Plenty of wildlife.


May 2021

Wonderful couple and stay

Very friendly and accommodating. The property was beautiful. It rained while we were there so we didn't get to explore but she indicated there are several trails and a pond you can check out. Highly recommended.


May 2021


Friendly, hospitable hosts, with lovely, peaceful property.


May 2021

Gracious Hosts

The hosts greated us and helped us get situated upon arrival. They were available to us: friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our time with them. Loved the setting, especially their very cool barn! So many great places to explore in the area. I especially enjoyed spending the day wondering around the streets of Eureka Springs. I also enjoyed visiting the very beautiful Thorncrown Chapel. The Ozarks are a beautiful area in our great country.


May 2021


While we didn’t get to actually make the actual visit due to heavy rainfall washing out sections of their road, all of the contacts and preparations were made and papamimi went out of their way to keep us informed of changing weather, road conditions and weather predictions.
We look foreword to our next opportunity to meet in person.


March 2021

Wow! Beautiful setting, wonderful hosts!

Such an idyllic country setting, and such gracious, welcoming hosts! Papamimi made us feel right at home and treated us like family. It was wonderful getting to know them and their acreage is gorgeous. They gave us a fantastic spot on the hill overlooking a beautiful valley that was waking up to spring, right next to the charming 100+ year old wood barn. Even lent us an adapter for electric hookup since ours had gone missing and let us fill our fresh tank onsite. We are so thankful for the chance to stay here and would recommend these hosts to anyone!


May 2018

Great Hosts, Nice Location

Papamimi were wonderful hosts, area was able to accommodate our 28 ft motorhome and jeep. The home owners were kind, welcoming, helpful and generous. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and town and it's a short drive from the coast. We would definitely stay here again!


April 2018


They were so wonderful and accommodating, thank you!


February 2018


With short notice and a Boondockers Welcome guest leaving the day we would be arriving, Lisa and Gary were willing to accomodate us and even extended their stay limit for us. Without them we would have not been able to visit Disneyland on this trip. Lisa and Gary were both warm and welcoming upon our arrival, offering us electricity and internet. Lisa and Gary, thankyou for your hospitality.

Johan and Loes

February 2018

Thanks a lot!

we boondock a lot and we met mostly friendly people. Lisa and Gary are more then friendly. I looks like we knew them so long. We were invited for a drink, get very nice avocado's from there tree and visit with them a soccer-match (that what really Dutch as we are). We had nice talkings and hope really to see them when we come over to the USA next year. It was great to meet them. So many thanks!!

Johan and Loes


January 2018

Wonderful people, lovely neighbourhood!

I stayed two nights at this location. My hosts were very helpful and accommodating. Aside from providing electricity and wifi, they presented me with some fresh avocados from their tree! The area is very walkable, with restaurants and shops close by. Thank-you both so much for everything!


December 2017

Great walking in historic Old Town Tustin

We were welcomed by friendly hosts who kindly offered us electic hookups to the level parking spot on the street in front of their home. This is a wonderful location for leaving your vehicle parked and walking around town. There are historic homes, restaurants, shops and parks all within a few blocks. We stayed a second night so we could see the Christmas lights on the older homes nearby.


December 2017

Great location and quiet street

We had a nice coversation upon arriving and another as we were leaving after 2 nights. They were great hosts and very accomodating. We would stay here again id in the area and enjoyed hearing about their travels.


October 2017

Very Welcoming!

We enjoyed staying here. They made sure our needs were met and we were comfortable while staying with them. Had a great morning coffee chat in a beautiful yard!


October 2017

very nice people

Papimimi thank you for your hospitality. I'M sorry I didn't leave a recommendation sooner. I'm new to the site and I don't know my way around it but thank you for letting us stay with you. you two were grate!!!!!


June 2017

Beautiful quiet neighborhood easily accessible

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Both of you are so gracious and I had a wonderful stay with you. When I need to be down that way again, I will certainly come for another visit.

Kerry Sheffer

Camping With the Kemps

May 2017

Awesome Place to Stay!

We only stayed one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. They are a genuine couple who are very insightful and quite inspiring; so be sure to make room for conversation as they are a true delight. We definitely hope to see them again in the near future!

Dorian and Evelien

January 2017

Lovely people, wonderful stay

Wonderfully kind people! We even visited them twice and felt very welcome both times. Thank you so much for your hospitality and the interesting conversations. We had a great time.


October 2016


Super friendly couple, who welcomed us on to their driveway with open arms! They provided us with everything that we needed. Really personal and warm individuals, we swapped RV/camper stories. Would have loved to stay longer! Hoping we get to see them again in the future (maybe in London!).
Thank you both so much!
-Taz and Mark


October 2016

Great hosts + great people !

PapaMimi were great hosts! They are very nice & genuine people with a big heart. They let us stay overnight in their drive way. Very professional & polite people that we would boondock with again + we extended an invitation for them to boondock with us in Florida. Thank you both for your hospitality! - Jon & Christi


October 2016


This generous couple allowed me to stay in front of their house again. They are wonderful people and I now consider them friends.


September 2016

Wonderful people

I was hosted by this very nice couple for a couple of nights. I was given the option of driveway or street. I choose street and they had a cord out for me and all ready, which I needed after I had a battery issue. The neighborhood is beautiful. It was only a few miles away from the place I was at a meeting 12+ hours per day. They were in communication with me and were still up to help me get settled. Very professional, easy to interact with, and great place. Outstanding place to stay!