Those of you that follow my blog on a regular basis know that my preferred place to camp is in the boondocks away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowds. However, sometimes when I am making tracks (covering lots of miles per day) to the southwest for some serious exploring, an overnight stay at WalMart is in order. WalMart stores are typically close to the freeway, conveniently located near a major off ramp, paved, well lit and provide a handy free place to get off the road for the night. I have slept well during most of my stays at WalMarts. That is until one of my most recent stays. About two in the morning a refrigerated semi truck pulled up and parked nearby waiting to make his delivery the next business day. Of course, being a refrigerated truck it must stay running at idle to provide power to the refrigeration compressor. About the time I adjusted to the noise of the idling semi as white noise and started to fall back asleep, I heard the drone of the street sweeper making his rounds on the far side of the lot. Soon the sweeper made a pass between me and the idling semi truck. Oh well, I can always sleep while I am RVing down the road the following day. Isn’t that what the cruise control is for? RVing and WalMart, just another adventure in RVing!
WalMart, I still love ya and will keep patronizing your stores, but can you sweep the parking lot on a night I am not there!