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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Jefferson, TX

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SmallTownUSA

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    < 30 (ft)

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    1

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    2

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Our site sits next to our house and is approximately 15x28 feet long. Electricity, water, and sewer are available at the site. We are about 3 walking blocks from our historic old town (founded in 1843.) The site is also adjacent to our neighbors to the North, consequently, we request our guests to refrain from undue noise. (Please feel free to view our travel and photography blog at: www.haroldblair.com/blog ) Suggested Local Attractions:Local attractions include restaurants, antique shops, the historic Carnegie library, and museums. Caddo Lake, Texas' only natural lake is just 30 minutes away. It is covered with 100s of Cypress trees and gives one the feel of the Everglades.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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RV Dump Station

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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House Rules

No smoking No children under 5, please No running generators 2 night stay maximum Maximum two adults No pets

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Location

Access Road Conditions: We live on residential streets in a small town. Call for instructions on how best to park the vehicle. We have had 28 foot RV's park on our site. Site and approaches are level. All roads are paved. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Tow vehicle can be parked along our fence on the street, close to the RV.

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Gravel

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Hosted By SmallTownUSA

Age:

65+

Harold - Retired from Technology. Meriam - Retired from University Admin Details: Harold is an avid fine furniture maker (using hand tools only), technically competent, He and his wife have completely restored their old home in Jefferson. Meriam is an expert in traditional rug hooking (a certified McGowan teacher.) She has recently taken up weaving. Both enjoy traveling in their truck camper, having traveled several months a year in the US and Canada (including Alaska and Newfoundland) for the last 16 years. We enjoy trout fishing. Home Town: Jefferson is a small (2000 people) historic town in Northeast Texas, near the Louisana border. In the early 1870's Jefferson was the second wealthiest town Texas (second only to Galveston, TX.) During that period we were the busiest riverport in Texas, while Galveston was the busiest seaport in Texas. Steamboats used to travel to Jefferson from New Orleans up the Mississippi River to the Red River, then across Caddo Lake to the Black Cypress Bayou to Jefferson. The town is located near Lake Caddo, the only natural lake in Texas. It is a beautiful lake with thousands of Cypress trees. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Favorite boondocking locations include numerous places in Alaska, Newfoundland and the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming and Montana. Skills or Expertise to Share: We have completely restored our old home, and consequently are adept at various forms of carpentry and reconstruction. Harold is an accomplished woodworker and furniture maker. Meriam is a certified traditional rug hooker and recently taken up weaving. We have plenty of tools for repairs.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    clairedanebert

    9 months ago

    Spent an amazing weekend in historic Jefferson, TX boondocking at Small Town USA. Harold and Mariam are such a lovely couple who have fully restored their historic home. They are also seasoned boondockers who very generously shared their tips, tricks and favorite hidden gems. They also very kindly provided 30 amp hook up for the weekend. Highly recommend their place for an overnight or weekend stay.

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    DaphneGirl123

    9 months ago

    Harold and Meriam, your hospitality made me feel like family. Thank you for sharing your home and your stories. You will definitely find me in your driveway again ❤

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    MarkandHeather

    1 year ago

    This was our very first Boondockers stay and it was great! It was in an old historic neighborhood. The host offered water and electric for free. There was shopping and food within walking distance. The hosts were friendly and we talked with them about RVing. Thanks again!

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    MonroeandKaye

    3 years ago

    Our host were really nice folks. Hospitality was great,communication was easy, so was backing into the spot no problem. They have a beautiful home easy to tell it took a lot of manhours (and women hours) to complete the restoration. We had a good glass of tea and great conversation about all our travels interesting couple. They did help us decide to make a trip to Newfoundland soon. Thanks, again Monroe We will be back!!!!

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