Whenever we hit the road, we try to make our first night at a Walmart and treat ourselves to a rotisserie chicken dinner from the deli! I got in the store, and there was only ONE chicken left, so I snatched it up, along with a few other things we needed.
Once I checked out, I asked at the service desk if we could overnight in the lot. We always try to ask and I jot the name of the manager on the sales slip, just in case there is a problem later after a shift change. The lot is posted "NO TRUCK OR TRAILER PARKING- TOWED AWAY AT OWNER'S EXPENSE" along with a sign showing a semi truck being towed. This manager told me that their parking lot has very thin layer of blacktop and semi trucks will damage it, so they will allow RVs but not semis. How nice for us! I put our "Parked With Management's Permission" signs in our windows and we settled in for the night. That way parking security doesn't have to come and knock on our door during the night if there is even the slightest doubt of us being there.
Went back to the rig where Steveio was waiting with the dogs for our dinner... ahhh life on the road.
(dontcha love my table topper from Paula?)
After a nice dinner and bottle of wine, we checked the weather channel for the area and watched the national news too. Seems the storms coming across will be still west of us in the morning and north of us as we head south early. Hope to be around Memphis by noon and perhaps Baton Rouge or therabouts by evening. If we run into rain that is okay, we just want to get below the freezing area of ice and sleet.
The temps are about 35 now, and dropping yet tonight to mid-20's. One of us has to take out the dogs one more time, and I am thinking we should flip a coin. I would rather get in my flannel jammies and head to bed. Our heater is keeping us comfy and we are well off with fully charge batteries and enough power to run the tv, 2 computers, the tablet as our router and anything else we want. I finished putting away a few things we had tossed in at the last minute, and now we are pretty well organized and things stowed for the rest of the trip.
Oh, before getting settled in our parking spot, we also filled up the diesel tank, as this was the lowest price we have seen for diesel so far.
71 gallons at $4.07 a gallon. Ouch.. almost $300 bucks!
We traveled 476 miles today, but we already had 96 miles used from that tank. Now we are filled up for the next leg of the journey!