Welcome to our Cabin!
125 Bear's Paw Way
Larry and Annette along with her parents Bill and Nancy spent Labor Day weekend (2000) in Branson, Missouri. As family and friends are aware, we've vacationed in southern Missouri for over thirty years. While out for a drive, Bill and Nancy suggested that we explore a new development in Hollister just south of Branson. The community is called Wilderness Club RV Resort. It's designed for people who want a place with full-hookups for their RV as well as space for a cabin on the same lot.
After looking at the first model, we decided to drive down the hill to see the "spec" home that was just being completed. All four of us immediately fell in love with the cabin. After discussing the amount of money the four of us spend each year on motels and RV campgrounds in Branson, we decided the cabin was a good investment.
Hollister, Missouri
The picture on the right shows the house the day we bought it. They still had to add the tree in the front yard and the porch in the back. We also spent a day installing blinds in all the windows.
When we started living in our RV full-time, we sold or gave away most of our "stuff" including our furniture. It was fun to start thinking about furnishing our little cabin.
In less than a month from the first time we saw the house, we moved the motorhome from northern Branson to its new home in the 55 foot driveway. We also took a trip to Emporia, Kansas and loaded a U-Haul with the things we had in storage. On the way down, we filled the rest of the truck with new beds, bookcases, and a kitchen table from the Oak Express in Springfield.
Although there are houses on each side of us, the back porch faces a hill filled with woods. In the fall, the leaves turn beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange. From our oak glider swing on the back porch, we see lots of different types of birds in our feeder and the nearby trees.
The pictures below show the three sleeping areas including two bedrooms and the loft. There's also a small office off the master bedroom downstairs, a full downstairs bathroom, and half-bath upstairs.
The great room includes the living room, dining area, and kitchen. In the picture on the right, Larry is hard at work on his dissertation. Although the area is small, we managed to have twelve people for Thanksgiving.
We hope you've enjoyed the tour of our new cabin. We're still full-timers, but it's good to know that we've got some roots if we need or want them.

Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 11/00
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