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Old 03-23-2018, 11:34 AM   #15
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I would go for that over Wal-Mart any day!
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If you are stopping at 4 PM you should be in a campground. Walmart is for the folks driving until late in the evening.
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I guess Walmart or rest stops don't work for us. We like to stop around 4 o'clock for the night - disconnect the Jeep and ask at the office what is there to see in the local area. Then have a late supper and watch a little TV and in bed by 11:00. Getup in the moring about 7:00 have coffee and breakfast and nice long hot shower and be on the road by 9:00 AM. Life is to short for 5 hour rest stops and back on the road --- take time to smell the roses. Some of the most interesting sites we have seen is on layovers.


What you are describing is what campgrounds are for. The discussion about WalMart parking lots is not what you are doing.

Some people have places to be... and drive as much as they can to get there. Being able to whip into a parking lot and grab a few hours of sleep is paramount. We pull in late and pull out early. In your scenario, you wouldnít even know we were there. We arenít using the parking lot as part of the experience, we are using it as a pit stop.
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Bottom line----works for some, some not. We DO have a choice. What a wonderful country we all live in!!!!
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I've never managed to get out of a WM on a quick over night for $0. It's $100 if not more. I always buy stuff at the store as a thank you for letting us stay.

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I so hear ya on that one but if we do the 4-5 hr stop we rarely shop, well, maybe run inside for a nice rotisserie chicken to eat up before we leave and the funny thing is the KOA offering amenities doesn't have that meal ready for us

Many KOAs offer evening dinners for sale. That or stopping to get a take-out meal meal on the way to the park are basically the same.
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If you are stopping at 4 PM you should be in a campground. Walmart is for the folks driving until late in the evening.
Says who?
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Ok. This discussion has run its course & the sniping at each other has started.

This thread is now closed.

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