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Mark and Paula’s Dream

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Troy, MO

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Hosted By

Paulmark

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 35 (ft)

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    3

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    Yes

We are an hour NW of St. Louis, MO and 60 miles south of Hannibal, MO. We are in the country, but not far from U.S. 61, and about 20 miles north of I-70. We have 10 acres of property, but the only parking/flat area is the driveway near the house. You are welcome to use our deck, take a walk in the woods, put your chairs out on the lawn, swim or paddle boat on our small lake. Pets and children are welcome. Suggested Local Attractions:St. Louis Arch, Mississippi River, Mark Twain's home in Hannibal

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

No rigs longer than 34 ft total. If you have children, please be careful around the lake (big pond). We’re pretty easy to get along with if you don’t hurt our wildlife. We don’t have any children in residence most of the time, but we have 3 overly-friendly small dogs. You are welcome to roam, hike, swim, use our paddle boat on our lake. You can put chairs on our lawn and sit on the deck. Generators are fine, or hook up to our house electrical. We don’t have a water hookup, but you can fill up with the hose. Mark is always happy to sit and share his coffee early in the morning. We’re pretty easy to get along with, and love to meet new people.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: The street we access our property from is a state highway, a little narrow, but driveable. It also has some curves, so you probably don’t want to drive fast, but it’s acceptable for big rigs. Our driveway is asphalt most of the way with a small stretch of gravel by the house. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Tow vehicles connected to a large RV would not be able to get down the long driveway. It’s about .25 miles from the street, narrow, curves, and closely lined by trees. We barely get our 34 ft. RV in. There is no street parking. If the tow vehicle could be disconnected, then driven on its own, we could accommodate it.

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Hosted By Paulmark

Age:

65+

Retired couple with 2 small dogs and a motorhome. We live in the country in Missouri about an hour from downtown St.Louis. Details: We are retired and enjoy traveling. Mark is a partner in a temporary work service for construction trades located in Salt Lake City, UT. Paula retired from software customer service management several years ago. Our home is on 10 wooded acres with a private pond. We use our lake/pond for swimming and paddle boats. We are about 6 miles north from State Highway 47 in Troy, MO and our house is set back off the road--all paved. Not a lot of flat ground but plenty for parking overnight. We have a large wood deck at the back of our house overlooking our lake. We moved here in mid 2013 after living in Salt Lake City for 20 years, and we are originally from Wisconsin and California a long time ago. We are parents of 5 children and 13 grandchildren. We are simple people that enjoy the simple life and looking forward to meeting new friends. Home Town: Troy, MO is about 65 miles NW of St. Louis and is a small town of about 10,000 population. We are also about 60 miles south of Hannibal, MO, where Mark Twain lived. We are actually about 7 miles north of town and are secluded on 10 acres of mostly woods, with a small lake of our own. Troy has Walmart, another grocery store, and an Aldi. We have several fast food places and a few restaurants. Also a quaint little historic town with a few businesses. Our gas stations usually rank as some of the least expensive in the state.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Vargas_Ventures

    1 month ago

    We enjoyed our brief stop with our hosts. They were very helpful and shared their beautiful property with us. We enjoyed some conversation on the deck as we drank our morning coffee. It was so great that they offered the full hookup service so we could run our AC as it was a time of high heat advisory. We had to go slow and be careful on the driveway but they had an easy to turn around spot close to the house. Our dog enjoyed running around and exploring their yard off leash!

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    Jackcyhull

    2 months ago

    Great location and wonderful host. Troy has great foid selections tok. Barbq was super. Host treated us like a vlose friend. We will want to return. Jack and Kathy Hull

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    gcunningham

    2 months ago

    Coffee and conversation on the deck in the morning was a treat, walking the trail was soothing, to have electrical hookups on a hot day was a gift so that I could run AC! Look for the small green Fasset road sign off main road to access driveway. Driveway slopes front to back and left to right. Not able to level rig with 3 blocks but ok for me. If you need to be level talk to Mark or Paula. There is an alternate parking spot further away from house and electric plug in. Super nice folk and lovely dark sky, bird filled spot in nature!

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    HappyLife1011

    3 months ago

    Our first BoondockersWelcome stay. Weather issues gave us trouble, but Mark and Paula were very helpful keeping us informed during our travels. Camp was beautiful and quiet and we enjoyed every minute. No issues at all. Thank you so much, Mark and Paula. We look forward to staying again!!

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    LivingintheCountry

    9 months ago

    Very friendly host, enjoyed the visit,the stay, an the very peaceful trail walk around the pond, was a tremendous peaceful stay

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