Friday, May 21, 2010

Westward Ho! - Our first Boondock

We achieved our first Wal-mart boondocking in Gillette, Wyoming!  I know, it's well overdue, but our 1953 Clipper doesn't have a bathroom or 12-volt hook-up, so it makes a difficult time of boondocking.  Last year, we didn't have the 1963, quite up to par for it yet, so we never attempted a Wal-mart stay.We were very excited to stay in a Wal-mart parking lot (I know it sounds sort of sick, but hey, to a 3 and 5 year old, staying at Wal-mart is gold!)We were proud that we made our first leg of our trip to Gillette from WI in one day.  You might be wondering how our night in Wal-mart went.  It was alright, until the street sweeper started to clean the parking lot at 4am!  It went around and around us until 7am!  He must have just loved driving all the RV's crazy at that time of the morning!  Well, in one way, it was great to come in late at night and stay for free, in another - it was very noisy!  All systems were a go for water and 12-Volt for the Airstream!

Tonight - the adults in the car (our sister-in-law is traveling with us) need a shower, so we are in a Jellystone Park in Missoula, Montana.  A very nice park for $35 - water, sewer, and electric, wireless internet (for $4 extra) and wonderful showers - what more could a girl ask for?!    Tomorrow - our plan is to make it to Washington....


  1. The urban "Wild West"

  2. Uncle Bill and Aunt MaryMay 22, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    We like the mural on the store. Never saw a W*M and K-Mart next door to each other before. Have fun and stay safe!

  3. You are in Wyoming and you boon docked at a Walmart? You are kidding me right? Wyoming? You guys need to slow down and smell the cow pies a little. Seriously, you are in the place with the most opportunity to get away from people, don't go to Walmart. You are blowing past so much stuff. Mt Rushmore, Devils Tower, Yellowstone, MONTANA...

  4. Frank - not to worry! We needed to get to WA, so we can slow down and smell the rainy air with my brother-in-law (we had his homesick wife.) We will be doing Custer State Park on the way home. We saw Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, Glacier, and Teddy Roosevelt last time we went West. We have different things in mind this time!

  5. We "camped" in a Wal-Mart on our 2006 Road Trip. We don't even have a bathroom in our trailer, so we just went into the store when needed. Our stay was very noisy, as well, so we didn't stay at any more Wal-Marts.

    :) :) :)