2002 Country Coach Magna 37 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
We were pleased to host this couple as they were traveling to a nearby reunion. They were courteous and respectful and are welcome back next time trey traverse our area.
This review is very late in coming - so sorry Jerre and Kathy! We enjoyed visiting and sharing military stories, philosophical and legal outlooks on various topics and sharing food and wine together! They were great guests ad are welcome back anytime! We hope to get to WA for a visit one of these days!
Stayed with us one night and we had a good visit--we hope to go north west in the not to distant future
they are welcome back any time
We really lucked out with these guys and this spot on Fox Island! We needed to arrive a day late and communication was easy and gracious. Then, we stayed a day later! The site is wonderful, quiet, shaded and my bedroom window gave me a daily view of the birds, squirrels and raccoons (!) who see their garden as "public". WE were able to visit Tacoma and several nice places around here as well as use the book and map they gave us to drive around and see Fox Island. Just can't say enough positive about our stay and hope maybe they'll come east sometime when we are at our host site!
Jerre and Kathy are the sweetest people and their place is beautiful. Our favorite part was all the wildlife around the house. Beautiful birds eat at bird feeders right outside your window. The house is on the water. We went on a short walk and came face to face with two deer.
Do yourself a favor and park on the side of the road before your last right turn onto their road. Jerre knows the best way to come in. He is so helpful. We goofed and accidentally went into a ditch on one side. It was quite the spectacle as we blocked the neighbors from going in and out. I am so thankful for these gracious people that patiently waited with us as a the tow truck got us out. What a blessing Jerre’s calm demeanor was in that stressful situation. On second run he helped us get into the space and we had no problem getting in or out.
We had a wonderful time and are glad our first experience with boondocker’s Welcome was with such amazing hosts!
We cannot say enough about how welcoming Jerre and Kathy were. From the beginning, they responded quickly to our inquiries and offered helpful advice. We had a later departure than expected and ran into traffic delays along the way, thus arriving at their unknown place in the dark- not the best situation but our hosts took it in stride.. Their directions had been perfect and easy to follow. With flashlights and tips they watched and guided us so we could get our 36' motorhome turned around the bend into the driveway and then back beside their house. They encouraged us to use their electricity, water and wifi. From the minute we met them we felt right at home, and enjoyed chatting with them in the morning and meeting and petting their lovely dogs. They told us about another auto museum to visit and Kathy even printed off directions for us. It was so nice to be invited to stay another night if we wanted to explore the area longer, but unfortunately for this visit it didn't work as we were on a tight schedule.
The area is lovely, and very quiet and peaceful. The small toll fee for the bridge going back across to Tacoma is well worth it to be at a great location and with such delightful hosts. We do hope we can return to visit their place at Fox Island at another time.
They have a straight shot view of Mt. Rainier (however it was not visible for us due to smoke). They have a big grass area which was great for our dog. We took a nice walk to a sandy shore. The hosts were very friendly and we enjoyed having a drink down by the water one evening! One thing to keep in mind is the toll for the Tacoma Narrows bridge ($6/car + $3/axel). Would certainly return if passing through again!
We spent a great two nights and really had a nice time. They have 3 great dogs, but they are small and they keep them in a separate room if you not a 'dog person.' We are dog friendly and we shared our attention between our host and hostess and playing with the dogs. A good time was had by all.
This is a wonderful place and we look forward to returning when we pass through.
FYI!! Get phone directions. They are simple directions, but some GPS maps are not correct.
We had a quick stopover on fox Island and our hosts were very gracious. They went out of their way to print directions to various attractions our family might enjoy. Though we could not stay long, we enjoyed the peaceful setting and the gorgeous sunset over the water.
New to this community. I am an Astronomer and have lived in the Tacoma area for the past 35 years. I just sold my house in Fircrest, Wa and plan on moving soon to Twin Bridges, Montana. I am single (wife of 37 years died back in March 2007 and all three children are over 40 now and out on their own. For the past 8 years, I've been volunteering as an Astronomy Ranger at Glacier National Park during the summer and doing Public Outreach in local schools using Astronomy as an introduction to Science for grades K-12. I've also worked with the Pacific Science Center and Museum of Flight in Seattle as well as Pierce College and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. I have no pets, do not drink, smoke and have never taken any kind of drugs. I am a US Navy Veteran and served in Vietnam (1967), I turned 78 years old back on March 29th.