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Sorry to say, but we are not aliens. We are happy to point you to the right places in Roswell so you might be able to see some especially downtown.
If you want to come visit this interesting place, we would love to have to stay with us. Your help with some small tasks in the home, painting, landscape tasks, general clean up, spending time with our dogs, and/or general maintenance would be much appreciated.
We live in modest, ranch-style home outside of the city limits on five acres. It is very quiet here except for the occasional dogs barking. We do have three outdoor dogs and four inside/outside cats. So, if you are looking for a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life, our home would fit you perfectly. The night sky is pretty spectacular.
Normally guests cannot stay at our home while we are gone. Roswell offers a lot of places to visit. I would be happy to drop off people in Roswell if I am going to be out.
Roswell is an interesting place for anyone who is into UFOs, aliens, rocket science, beautiful night skies, and a bit of culture. There are many different places to see while you are staying in Roswell. There are the UFO Museum (of course), Roswell Museum and Art Center, Anderson Museum, local zoo, Bottomless Lakes State Park, Bitter Lake National Refuge, and a cute downtown that features lovely tourist shops and a spaceship McDonald's.
I met my husband, Rick, in Roswell and never moved away. Rick and I have been married for 33 years and have two grown sons. The oldest son lives in Tennessee and the youngest lives in Colorado.
I am happily retired from teaching and am truly enjoying it. I am a Teacher Liaison for the Space Foundation so I volunteer in classrooms to share my expertise. I teach middle school science at a local private school and tutor students at the military institute. I am the president of the Roswell Astronomy Club, so I stay a little busy with that club. My favorite pastime is traveling. I visited all 50 states which was my goal. I have also been to many countries in Europe and traveled to Brazil. Taking photos is one of my passions, too. My memories are put in scrapbooks.. I also enjoy baking, organizing, and visiting with friends and family. Rick and I like watching movies at home and spending time together.
There is no public transportation that comes out to our home, but there is a bus in town. When people visit, they either stay in my oldest son's room or in the family room. We can provide the bedding and a warm place to stay.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
I enjoy having visitors and love to hear about our cultures and ways of life. I hope that anyone who travels here feels comfortable. Since I am a retired teacher, I am able to teach the travelers different subjects, if need be. I was an exchange student in Salamanca, Spain, so I can use my Spanish when I need to. Grant it, my Spanish is not as good as it used to be. We also had a few exchange students stay with us, so I understand the language barrier and can be very patient with communication. Those who stay here are able to watch movies and relax from the hustle and bustle of city life. I can take out my telescope and show them the planets, starts, etc. I can also teach my visitors how to scrapbook.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our home needs a little TLC. As an example, part of our house outside needs some touch up painting along with our main bathroom which needs the ceiling sanded and repainted. I will also be painting our hall and dining room very soon and would love some help with this project. Our yard needs some help with the weeds and landscaping. We need to transplant some bushes. The area under our carport needs some cleaning up and organizing. These are just a couple examples of where my house needs some improvement.
This host offers a language exchange
I studied in Spain many years ago, so my Spanish is pretty weak. I would love to brush up on it.
My visitors will be able to sleep in my oldest son's room, unless he is home. He has two twin beds in his room. There is also the family room which has a comfortable sofa. We have an air mattress and sleep pads, as well.
What else ...
Roswell, New Mexico is an interesting place for anyone who is into UFO, rocket science, beautiful night skies, and a bit of culture. There are many different places to see while you are staying in Roswell. There are the UFO Museum (of course), Roswell Museum and Art Center, Anderson Museum, local zoo, Bottomless Lakes State Park, Bitter Lake National Refuge, and a cute downtown that features lovely tourist shops and a spaceship McDonald's. There is a city bus, but it does not pick people up from our home since we live in the country. We do have an airport that provides flights to Phoenix and Dallas. Greyhound does service Roswell, too. The restaurants are good, and we have a nice library. I can provide WiFi.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week