Clean Blue and TicTac
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It rained for a few days. Since where I have been parked is dirt/gravel I had to find some sort of paved area to stay in. The Walmart in Cottonwood had a recent incidence with campers in the parking lot so they are not allowing people to park overnight. There isn't another Walmart that allows overnight parking in around 50 miles. I was a bit panicked, not sure where to go, but that only lasted a couple seconds. There are gas stations by the interstate and in a pinch I can usually convince them to let me stay... Being a biker in bad weather has its benefits. I did remember that there was a paved pull off down the road from where I was staying before you enter the RV park. I decided that will be the place. It's outside their property but I did go to the gate and tell them I would be staying there until the rain is done and the dirt is dry. I didn't ask... I pretty much told them because there really wasn't much of an option. Driving the 50 miles in rain and southwestern winds can be dangerous and there just wasn't a need. They said that will be fine since I am small.
It's been nice but I miss the place I have been staying and I was hoping to go to another 14 day stay area between Cottonwood and Sedona that I hear has great views for the weekend. This paved pull off works and way better than a gas station or Walmart parking lot.
I'm really enjoying these off the beaten path places. I'm getting better riding into and thru them...Still slow and cautious. I think it is the third bump TicTac creates that keeps me cautious. A lot of these places are full of potholes, random big rocks and uneven ground caused by the RVs and cars going thru when wet. I can handle the occasion third bump on paved roads that may jolt you back or try to buck you off but the gravel and dirt roads are a bit more slippery and my foot can slip easily if I have to put it down to stop. So, for now I'm still very cautious and at times you will see me "walking" it down the BLM road. I am getting better... One day I'll be able to ride right thru there as if TicTac wasn't attached.
Bummer when the weather is bad and one must go with Plans B & C. Glad it worked out OK. That WMT was the location of the recent shoot-out with law enforcement that sent shock waves through the RV community. Just some bad timing.ReplyDelete
Yep, but it all works itself out. I'm beginning not to be a fan of Walmarts... loving this in the middle of nowhere camping.Delete