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Jimmie and Melissa Kasinger

Jimmie and Melissa Kasinger Credit: Chris Fulton/The Baxter Bulletin

When Jimmie and Melissa Kasinger opened Jimos RV Park in Mountain Home, Ark., in Oct. of last year, they weren’t just looking to become business owners again, according to the Baxter Bulletin.

The former owners of Bobbie Sue’s were looking for more. They were looking for a way to escape the everyday grind and the toll that a life of hard work had taken on Jimmie Kasinger as a worker at Baxter County Road & Bridge Department.

They were looking to settle down and retire finally. And they plan on retiring with dignity.

“This is my retirement,” said Jimmie Kasinger. “I’ve probably got one more year at the county. This is my retirement because retirements are based on what you’re making now. In 10 or 20 years that’s minimum wage. I don’t want to spend 20 years in a place and be able to get up in the morning and be thankful I got a cup of coffee to drink. I want to be able to live while I’m retired.”

Tucked away in a 12-acre lot behind Lowe’s and Home Depot in Mountain Home, Jimos RV Park is 3.2 acres large with 40 full hook-up spots for RVs.

The park is neatly laid out, with residents going about their lives. Some members of the park are simply staying the week, enjoying what Mountain Home offers while on vacation. Others are there for the long haul, running their businesses in the city while waiting for the opportunity to find a more permanent home in today’s crazy housing market.

At the front of the park, the Kasinger’s maintain a tight ship, ensuring that the laundry machines are running and that guests have internet from the park’s main office and gift shop.

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