On The Road Again

We spent a glorious four months of warm winter weather in the South and now it’s time to spread our wings and fly. Where better to start than a Walmart?


We don’t like long travel days and instead opt for more travels days with shorter durations. 150 miles today to the FL Panhandle and 150 miles tomorrow to visit family near Montgomery Alabama!
Our style of travel has evolved a lot since we hit the road over a year ago. We used to travel long days and only stay in RV Parks, preferably with Full Hookups. We always had reservations and every aspect was planned. Now we just kind of fly by the seat of our pants. When we got up this morning, we had no idea where we were going. We weren’t sure if we were going to head North to Tifton or West to the Panhandle. I think I enjoy this style, it’s much easier to plan! We do have a general idea of where we are going, but being more flexible with accommodations now gives us room to stop at Cracker Barrel or a National Forest!
This is only our second stay at a Walmart, but it seems to be very popular with RVers. We came in pretty early because of the timezone change and we were not the first ones here for the night.
Not all Walmarts accommodate travelers so it’s best to call ahead and speak with the manager. They can tell you where to park and if they have any specific rules. When you stay at a Walmart you shouldn’t treat it like camping. We keep our slide in and we don’t put out any chairs or grill outside. It’s just a convenient overnight stop and an easy way to get our grocery shopping done!
Have you stayed at a Walmart or other store on the road? How was your experience? Any tips for those f us that don’t do it often? Leave a comment below!

3 Replies to “On The Road Again”

  1. My father raised me to measure my masculinity by how many miles I drove in a day. Now we aim for about 250 and sometimes do 50. Love rest stops, Walmarts, and truck stops.

    1. 250 is our max. I think the least we did was 14! We like around 100 miles. It’s a nice, easy day. Since our next real stop was 300 miles we broke it in half. We probably could have done the 300 but we don’t enjoy that.

  2. We prefer 150 mi also but will go up to 300 mi if we need to. Short hops and longer stays. Have not stayed at a WalMart or Cracker Barrel yet but each summer we are less structured. Love State and County Parks and ACE campgrounds. Do you use a camping info app? I have several but really love Allstays RV and Camp. There was a nominal charge initially but it’s up to date and easy to use.

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