Yesterday I drove to Trinidad Colorado and dry camped in the Walmart parking lot. But it was still pretty chilly and I had to run the furnace at night but it was still better than being in the mountains.
Today I drove to Grants New Mexico, that was further than I intended to go in one day but I'm used to driving for long distances, so those 300 miles were pretty easy. I had 70° weather by the time I got to Albuquerque and I assume it will just get warmer as I had west and south.
So I find myself in another Walmart parking lot, which is okay I've dry camped in more Walmarts than I can count and have never had problems getting a good nights sleep. I know the noise and the traffic bother some folks but I'm able to block it out mentally somehow so that it never keeps me awake. But the guy that drives that vacuum truck that cleans the Walmart parking lots at 3 o'clock in the morning, that's hard for even me to block out.
Something that's starting to bother me more and more is the amount of panhandlers that are hanging around Walmart parking lots. I don't know if Walmart is looking the other way now or if they were never here before. But it seems like I cant get into the store without at least one coming over. Now of course since I'm driving an RV I park out in the farthest reaches of the parking lot, and since I'm exposed for a longer period of time than most folks as I walk to the store I think that makes me more susceptible to being accosted by these annoying people. And the most troublesome part of what they do is they are taking help away from people that may really need it.