Went to @Walmart off Dimond today looking for a tallish plant stand when I notice a bunch of RVs parked in their parking lot. It brought back memories of my driving with 3 dogs from Houston, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. Both times waking up to fresh snow on the ground.
I stopped at Walmart because it was on the way, I did not know of any other place to stay, both times it was very late, and the weather was getting worse by the minute. The next morning there was a dusting of snow. I parked out of the way, but people were around so I felt safe. There was ample shopping opportunity. The next morning I would have my Sausage McMuffin breakfast, walk the dogs, and we were on our way.
What did I learn?
- Ask management permission-not every Walmart permits staying overnight.
- Park out of the way-so shoppers can park close.
- Limit your stay to a night or two tops-this is not for your vacation.
- Be discreet-don’t start putting out lawn chairs, fences, plants, etc.
- Be nice and friendly.
- Be grateful.
For more information and help finding RV friendly overnight stays at walmart, check out their Walmart Locator
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