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Old 01-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #3697
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Look what the Mars rover found! Plenty of parking too!

Looks like a couple of highways I been on!
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From what I hear, they're all in Cali.
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Hey wait a minute I think it's more like the pan handle of Texas
around Amarillo I was there.
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From what I hear, they're all in Cali.
One of them was
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Wife and I spent the night at the Kimball, Tennessee Walmart last week. Store is open 24 hours, the night manager was very gracious, and we both had a good night's sleep. The back of the lot was full of RVs and 18 wheelers, it's a very convenient location, being right off I-24, with loads of restaurants, including a Cracker Barrel.
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Francesca, where did Walmpers come from? Never heard that term before. Is it pronounced walmp-pers?
Wampler's is a sausage maker near Knoxville. Can you say "Ummmmmm gooood?"
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #3703
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Is there anybody on this tread who spends every night on the road at WM, or does everybody who uses WM only use it when needed an convenient.
Only on Wallydock when needed and convenient since they're almost always in sight or a few miles off an interstate. We then go in and get a BBQ chicken and whatever other items we may need. Who on earth wants to go searching for a CG miles from the Interstate in a strange place at night? Not us.

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I dislike driving out of my way, on unknown roads to spend $40 to go to sleep. Wal Mart is free and convenient. My choice. But for the sake of argument, I have never seen a campground that sold roasted chicken.
HEY PEOPLE!!!! This is a Wal Mart Camping thread. Will all the naysayers please go elsewhere, so us Wallydockers, Walcampers, WalMartians, and chicken lovers can exchange ideas.
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Anybody know how to get out of Grand Juty duty? I have GJ every friday for 6 months. I'm having Wallydocking separation anxiety. The MH is parked until May.
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how many ideas can you have eating chicken and parking in a WM
parking lot
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Before you get parked at W/m have you ever wondered how long a chicken is dead before they cook it?
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Ever think about how long beef is dead before it gets to your table?
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I've never stayed at WM and I'm not a WM fan. I have bought things there on occasion. When we are traveling to a destination, we don't hit CGs for all the reasons others have said. We stay in Rest Areas or Truck Stops. If I encountered a WM during a trip that was close and convenient for us, I would spend the night there.

I see a lot of WM bashing and grins from a lot of folks here on the subject. I have to assume this is because WM is a "low end" or caters to folks who aren't loaded. I'm just wondering if Sam Walton founded Macy's or perhaps Neiman Marcus or Gucci, if these same folks would bash them equally. "OMG, stay in a Gucci parking lot!"

I retired when I was 51 as did the DW and we are both about to tip 61. We weren't able to do this because we pissed our money away. We worked our ass off, saved and invested wisely. So when someone saves 10 bucks because of WM, more power to them.
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I enjoy seeing motorhomes wherever they are - highway, RV park or Walmart. I'm in the group that agrees with an overnight stay, but more than one day is wearing out our Welcome.

We've never stayed overnight at a Walmart, but have stopped for resupply. Interestingly, maybe oddly, there has never been another coach in any Walmart that we've stopped in.

My wife and I have never discussed staying overnight, but it is a smart idea. I don't think I've ever paid less than $40 to stay in places where we questioned the surroundings, pulling in at 9 or 10 at night just to get 6-7 hours of sleep. Staying at a Walmart is a more than viable alternative.

Chalk me up as a supporter.

I guess the downside of staying at a non-RV park is not getting to dump the tanks before leaving. I have a bunch of girls, who seem to spend half a trip in the bathroom (only mildly exaggerated), so that is a necessity for us.
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Before you get parked at W/m have you ever wondered how long a chicken is dead before they cook it?
There are two ways people (most) eat chicken.

Before they're born (eggs)
After they're dead
Who knows how long they were dead. Who knows how long they have been sitting in the heated display case. But a Wally World chicken sure beats a can of pork and beans after a days driving. Yea, yea, I know. I could talk my bride into cooking, but while I am in the store, she makes the cocktails. Nothing like a couple cocktails, a Wal Mart chicken, and a baked potato. And it is still cheaper than looking for a campground.

My vegan niece reminds me that I am eating the dead flesh of an animal. When you think about it, it seems creepy. But if God didn't want us to eat dead animals, why did he make 'em taste like meat?
I'm getting hungry, and it's 10:00 am. I'm sitting in my man cave due to Grand Jury duty. I asked to get excused and was told NO, a sheriff woud come escort me to court. I will miss two fridays next month and see what happens. I was going to ask for permission, but I will wait and ask for forgiveness instead. I wonder if Illinois will send a sheriff to Texas. If anybody wants to start a bail fund, let me know. I hope they serve Wal Mart chicken in jail.
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