Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Short Day

We actually slept in this morning until after eight. It was quite foggy so no early driving.  Let it burn off, we are in no hurry, Norma walked over to the store for a couple of things we forgot yesterday and it was almost 11:00 before we pulled out. It got sunnier and warmer as we drove and we made it to Grant's Pass where we are in yet another.... wait for it...... yes, WalMart. It was about 3:30 by the time we gassed up and parked. The lot is posted, "No Overnight RV Parking" but there were a couple of other RV's parked so we went in and asked. They said we were welcome to stay one night but no more. The signs were there to satisfy a local by-law. These by-laws seem to appear when RV park owners get themselves elected onto city councils and attempt to pass laws to steer business to themselves. Thankfully, WalMart has a corporate policy to welcome overnighters and as they say, "We are open 24 hours and don't know if you are shopping or sleeping and we are certainly not going to knock on your door and ask".

Tomorrow will find us in Anderson, CA where we will get an oil change in the motorhome. But first we will stop at the liquor store on I-5 just across the California border. This has also become a regular stop as they have some of the best prices we have found anywhere. I will be looking for a deal on a bottle of single malt. Wish me luck!

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  1. Sounds good for that Walmart. We stopped at a Walmart one time with the same sign posted and the manager replied " What don't you understand about No Overnight Rv Parking", So they lost our business, we just moved down the road to the next friendly manager.
    Now a good single malt sounds awesome, good luck on a deal.

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  2. I used to live just south of the liquor store in Hilt. In Hornbrook. Taught school down the river from there.

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  3. I bet tequila is still cheaper down here - wish you WERE coming HERE!

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    1. You can never beat REAL Mexican tequila!

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  4. You guys need to start looking for Home Depots, Lowe's and Sam's Clubs - much much quieter and we have never been questioned - plus no signs. AND you could save your internet by using their wifi.

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  5. I like Teresa's idea. I wonder if you'll find anything like the scotch we drank in Monte Sur? Wow, was that good. Glad to see you're posting everyday now that you're on the road. We like reading your adventures. Where are you headed, you still haven't said?

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    1. We are headed for Yuma and then towards El Paso, TX and along the Gulf Coast. We will end up somewhere on the south east coast, maybe Florida... or maybe not.

      We do not know when we will be anywhere because if we like a place along the way, we stay for a week and if we do not like it, we move on. No schedule. no reservations.

      The scotch deserves it's own post.

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    3. ha ha! We must have been typing at the same time - I was writing to Chris that you were headed to Yuma - I clicked publish and there you were telling him just that!

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