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Tom

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Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« on: February 14, 2007, 06:35:15 PM »
Most folks here know that we don't overnight at Wal*Mart for various reasons, one of which is being uncomfortable staying in a parking lot in a strange town. Please hold off with all the reasons we shouldn't be concerned, I've heard/read them all 100 times!

Last night we stayed at Brinkley, Ar northeast of Little Rock. When we made the freeway exit, a sign for a different (than planned) campground took us to a motel with a campground in the rear. The first clue should have been the sleazy motel with only 2 cars in their lot. The desk said "take any site in back". The second clue should have been only one other RV in the campground.

We figured that "we're here now, might as well stay". We hooked up electricity, put out the slideouts and settled in for the night. That's when I looked over the CG fence and saw Wal*Mart! What's more, there was a large hole in the fence that would allow anyone to easily walk between the two.

We did shop at WM and I had a great deal on a couple of fishing poles that were on clearance. But I didn't sleep all night, thinking of the bad guys who might come through that fence.
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 06:38:57 PM »
Sure makes it convenient for shopping :)

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I didn't sleep all night, thinking of the bad guys who might come through that fence.

As opposed to the bad guys that would come up the driveway?
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 06:55:35 PM »
The folks in Wal Mart were probably more concerned about who might come through that fence from the Motel.   ;D ;D ;)

By the way you didn't bring the weather down upon them did you? ;D ;D

You must be getting close enough to TX to bring in the colder weather.  Only got up to 46 today. ;D
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 06:59:28 PM »
stayed at walmart in east Jacksonville fl.  someone broke off and stoled my license plate and wrote graffiti on the back of my towed trailer.
"going where the weather suits my clothes"

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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007, 07:04:48 PM »
As opposed to the bad guys that would come up the driveway?

Absolutely Ned  ;D
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007, 07:07:15 PM »
You must be getting close enough to TX to bring in the colder weather.

LOL Ron, we're east of Dallas this evening. Forecast is for 26 degrees overnight  :(
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007, 07:08:06 PM »
Slumbert, that's why we don't stay at Wal*Marts.
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2007, 07:10:53 PM »
LOL Ron, we're NE of Dallas this evening. Forecast is for 26 degrees overnight  :(

Guess Wendy was right Tom is getting close and the weather gets cold. ;D ;D
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2007, 07:12:39 PM »
heard that
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2007, 07:14:41 PM »
The bad guys would definitely been traveling FROM the campground INTO the hands of WM security.   ;D
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2007, 07:22:04 PM »
I sure didn't see any WM security. Chris commented that this must be one of the smallest WM stores we've been in, although they had most of stuff you see at the larger stores, just a smaller inventory.
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2007, 10:25:40 PM »
LOL Ron, we're east of Dallas this evening. Forecast is for 26 degrees overnight  :(

Tom:

Are you headed west tommorrow:

We are in EL Paso and are driving I-10 to Van Horn before we head south to Presidio. (Proably will be ahead of you, that's only a 100 mile drive for us.)

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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2007, 10:42:48 PM »
Hi Jeff,

Yes, we're heading west tomorrow - to Big Spring. El Paso or Van Horn would be another day for us. Too bad you won't be around on Friday.
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2007, 10:44:52 PM »
Next time. :)

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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007, 12:41:33 PM »
Jeff:

Have you and Sue joined the caravan yet?

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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2007, 12:49:11 PM »
Smoky,

You might want to read this thread for the continuing adventures of Jeff and Sue ;)
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Re: Overnight at Wal*Mart - almost
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007, 12:51:02 PM »
Thanks Ned!
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The magic of a campfire
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the mountains get higher
the hike was uphill both ways
and new friends become old friends

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Toad - Taurus wagon w/ axle lock
On our way to the Poudre River in Colorado for the summer!

 

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