May 1, 2017: Our first experience staying overnight in a WalMart parking lot was in Quincy, IL.
When we left Hollywood Casino RV Park in Joliet, we figured on just staying overnight at a WalMart somewhere. It turned out that Quincy, IL offered the right amount of miles for a day’s travel.
Sash called the WalMart ahead of time and asked permission. They didn’t mind at all.
When we got there, we found several trucks already parked there for the night. We initially chose a spot closest to the Ford dealership, but soon found ourselves surrounded by the local “Fast and Furious” chapter, honking their air horns and screeching their tires.
So, I moved the trailer to the other end of WalMart’s parking lot, and found more peace and quiet.
It was a very cold night, and the wind was blowing quite strong. But otherwise, we weren’t bothered at all. By about 9:00 AM, we had moved on.