Made the 175 mile drive due North from Livingston to Canton, which is along I-20. We’re staying at a Boondockers Welcome hosting place. We have long time friends who live locally to meet for dinner.
As it turns out, our Boondockers Welcome hosts have a small, light industrial manufacturing business and we’re always interested in good ol’ American ingenuity! So, shortly after arriving and while we were setting up we asked them if we could have a tour of the business. Our host, Jerrid and family own Kraft-Tyme Inc. Shortly after we began, the tour, it occurred to us, when you see some items on the store shelves, it may not dawn on you but, there’s a person, family and employees behind that product. We got an up close and personal view of how ol’ fashioned “Pop guns” are made! ! ! Dave had one when he was little, his boys all had them when they we were small tykes, too! So, here it is, where the best Proudly American made in Texas, Pop Guns! This family has been making this product and others for more than 26 years. Along the way, he explained the differences between Texas made and Chinese made. They use poplar wood as the best for these toys, as it doesn’t splinter and is soft in the hand, unlike pitchy, heavy, splintery pine. Pay a little more get the best! You won’t be disappointed ! Enjoy the pictures and go buy some for your grandkids. Think Dungeons and Dragons or Game of Thrones props! Proudly sold at Buckeyes gas stations and other fine museums.
Next, we met up with our friends. They also have a light manufacturing business locally. Actually, this one is in Emory, Texas about 25 miles away from Canton. Many of you have noticed the nice metal steps and deck we use for our setup on the RV sites. Once again, there’s a person, family and employees behind that product. For those who have mobility issues, comes this idea to help people easily get into and out of their RV’s! Proudly American made in Texas the RV-CO Porta-Deck and Porta-Steps. All these fold and store compactly for travel or storage. We really like ours that we’ve owned since 2014! There is a Porta product for nearly every need and application! Another American success story, now having been made for more than 7 years. For more information, go to: www.rv-co.com there’s also some YouTube videos about setting them up..
Our stay for this one night went well. We recommend Boondockers Welcome organization for those times when you just need 1 to 3 nights to rest from the road or to see something interesting.