When KTBS 3's Rick Rowe explores the ArkLaTex, he's sometimes surprised as what he finds. This week, he shares what he found deep in the woods.
I never really know what I'm going to find, I'd heard there was a cabin deep in the woods and I found that but I didn't expect to find the residents. He was a rock star, kind of a Mick Jagger look-alike, playing in the concrete canyons of Manhatten.
"It's been described by those who were there, they were the darlings of Manhatten and the Hamptons" says Susan.
She, was a young Shreveport beauty turning heads in New York. She was a model with long legs and "the look."
"We saw each other first across a lake and I said he's different, I called him the prince of the wild boys" says Susan.
Turns out, Susan and Patrick had seen each other before in Louisiana and there was a connection hidden for 30 years.
"I got married and she got married and we both lived different lives" recalls Patrick.
"He lived out of a suit case in New York and all over Europe" says Susan.
Then, 10 years ago, Susan's husband who happens to be Patrick's best friend, was dying of cancer.
A year after Susan's husband's death, Patrick brought Susan out to the cabin he built as a refuge from that other life.
"Manhatten is like outer space and this is like back on Earth" says Patrick.
Here, Patrick writes his music and Susan paints. She is a world class impressionist who has sold her art all over the world. For 10 years this has been their home; built as a man cave in the woods. Now, it's a love nest where two young lovers will grow old together, finally.
"We are so happy here. It is so peaceful and after all the divergent roads we have taken to be coming down that dirt road together, it's a miracle" says Susan.