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Old 05-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #29
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It's a real crap shoot turning my wife loose with a Good Sam Campground Guide when we're planning a trip. She's found some real winners for overnight stops, but the all time worst have to be a couple of parks in Parker's Crossroads, TN and Albuquerque, NM.

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Yep, the knowledge that, no matter how bad the overnight stop is, you're going to be jacks-up the next morning and on the road again is priceless.

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It's a real crap shoot turning my wife loose with a Good Sam Campground Guide when we're planning a trip. She's found some real winners for overnight stops, but the all time worst have to be a couple of parks in Parker's Crossroads, TN and Albuquerque, NM.

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Which was the bad one in Albuquerque? We always use Enchanted Trails beside Camping World. Really nice park.
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I don't even remember the name. I know we had to get off I-40 west of downtown and wander south of the Interstate for miles in city traffic and construction before we got to the "park" (I use the term loosely). It was full of permanents who were probably 3rd generation in the place - still in the same RVs that grandpa had dragged in, never to move again. The sites were so close that our group had to move back and forth to park adjacent to each other because our slideouts literally overlapped! Not to mention the tree trimming that had to be done before some of us could even pull into the assigned site.

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Yep, the knowledge that, no matter how bad the overnight stop is, you're going to be jacks-up the next morning and on the road again is priceless.

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I am with you Rusty.I have had very few bad nights since 1968, when we started. Maybe I am just too easy to please. I always think about the fact that I will be gone tomorrow and this will be something to laugh about in the future.
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You passed right by Oasis RV Park. We have stayed there before and it is a nice park. Shucks, darn! Sorry for your experience.
Thanks for reminding me Wayne . We'll keep that in mind next time out that way.
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I am with you Rusty.I have had very few bad nights since 1968, when we started. Maybe I am just too easy to please. I always think about the fact that I will be gone tomorrow and this will be something to laugh about in the future.
Fully agree as well. What other lifestyle lets you park next to a $zillion coach one night, and a bunch of farm workers under a camper shell the next? and know what? One was just as friendly as the other!
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Let Google Earth be your friend and you won't have any surprises. Texas Welcome centers allow overnighting on their parking lots and have a guard sitting there all night too. We just did that on the east side of Amarillo and was off the freeway far enough it wasn't noisy at all.
LOL, we pulled in there about 9:30 on a hot July night. Generator wouldn't fire but wind was blowing and we had a couple of 12 volt fans going. I was very tired and drifted right off. I woke up at 2 in a pool of sweat, truckers had blocked all breeze except diesel exhaust. I left DW in bed, started the motor home up and headed home... About 4 miles down the road I was being fussed at for bouncing her outta the bed! Gotta love I-40. (this was our first trip in this motorhome, I had planned to dump black water, then rinse w grey water, the water spigot at dump station was broken, however I got it backwards, wasn't a big deal in Co. Where it was cool... In Texas, the heat, lack of air movement, and diesel exhaust... I swear, if you had added cotton candy it woulda smelled like every state fair I've been too!)
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