I got to the Walmart in Belen New Mexico before lunch today. Even though there's plenty of room in most Walmart parking lots I like to get there early so I can get a spot along the side where I can put out my slide over a grassy area instead of sticking it out into the parking lot.
I dumped my holding tanks before I left elephant Butte state Park this morning and was surprised to find that I was the only one there. I figured with the crowds that were there over the weekend there would be a few stragglers dumping their tanks this morning but the dump station was empty and I almost finished before another trailer pulled up behind me.
I talked to the folks in that trailer and they told me they tried to dump yesterday but there were long lines so they had to put off leaving until this morning. I knew yesterday would be a tough day to try to empty my tanks because this place was packed with RVs over the weekend. My big concern about this morning was that the dumpsite would be a huge mess and I would need rubber boots just to get out of the truck. But surprisingly enough everyone kept it very clean and I was able to walk around without throwing my shoes away when I was done.
I'm one of those people that always use disposable rubber gloves when I dump my tanks, And it gives me the heebie-jeebies when I see someone doing it barehanded. I prefer the gloves called food handlers gloves. They're big enough that they come off and on real easy, their cheap, after all there made to be disposable, and they're hard to tear, unlike the tight rubber gloves that doctors wear. The only downside is there a little difficult to find sometimes.
Since the dump station is not a place I love to be I've got my dumping routine down to the point where I can be in and out in less than 15 minutes. That not only means I don't have to hang around very long but it also makes the people waiting behind me happy.