A few weeks ago, we were headed east on I across southern Arizona en route to Rockhound State Park in Deming, New Mexico, when it became clear that we were going to have to drive into the night if we wanted to make our tr.
Scanning my phone, I discovered one just a few miles ahead, in the town of Benson. Despite our fatigue, we did not stop.
And neither should you. This is nothing against Walmart. However, we avoid them because the experience is pretty much the antithesis of what we want out of road life.
Staying in a parking lot with others is like eating fast food: The one time we took refuge in a big-box parking lot, we were anxious and exposed all night beneath the blue fluorescent lights, and felt cheap and dirty in the morning. Besides, camping in a parking lot is simply unnecessary, at least not in meet women london American West.
After scanning my phone for a Walmart and resisting the temptation, I flipped over to the OnX app and discovered that we were surrounded by mountains.
And from the look of it, each was replete with public land.
A quick cross-reference to AllStays produced a promising option: Plus, it Demig to be only 15 minutes off the highway. When we pulled in, the place was more stunning than we could have imagined: After dinner, we re-emerged into the desert-night chill to a spray of bone-white constellations on a black sky.
Sandwiching between a dozen campers in a concrete parking lot is as close to our experience at Bread Rocks as tract suburban housing is to a bucolic country bungalow. Artemis is our mobile manor, and though we work from her as we go, a big reason we moved in was to escape the humdrum of daily life. The next day as we drove through Deming we passed milf need sex Walmart, and I counted at blonde girl in Deming w l m rt a dozen trailers and RVs lined up in the far reaches of the lot.Ladies Looking Nsa Scott City Missouri 63780
Down the road, Rockhound State Park, our missed Deminng the night before, was overflowing with a scrum of fifth wheels crowded together on the free gravel spots outside the gates.
The camp host offered us a patch in the group site with four other rigs, but we declined.
The mountains to the south were a sex at parlour of state and Bureau of Land Management acreage. Aaron Gulley is a Nigerian-born travel and adventure writer. He has covered the world from Bali to Namibia for Outside and writes a regular column for the magazine about cycling and bike culture.
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