Boondocked at the Walmart parking lot Salida Colorado.
I left home home about 9:30 this morning and got to the Walmart in Salida Colorado just before lunch. It must've been a busy holiday for Walmart because some of the shelves were empty and others were almost empty. A lot of the aisles had pallets of merchandise or food almost blocking the aisles while the employees restocked the shelves.
The Walmart was full of shoppers, and the parking lot was almost full of cars and RVs. I found a spot, backed into it, and set up for the night. Staying overnight is okay here, I've done it before, there are signs that say 24 hours only which is fine with me, I just appreciate being able to stay overnight.
There was a lot of traffic on the road this morning definitely giving me the impression that there are a lot of tourists in town and running around the mountains. I've been in these mountains in the summer before and I don't recall seeing this many people everywhere I go. I hope this is not a preview of things to come, but I have an uneasy feeling that it is.
This is kind of off the subject but a class C just pulled up near me and a couple got out with five large dogs on leashes... Five of them. Their entire life must revolve around all those dogs. I love animals as much as anyone, but I'm far too selfish to turn my life over to a pack of dogs.
But anyway. I have just about zero hope that there will be any camping spots Open at the Sand Dunes National Monument when I get there tomorrow morning. There's just too many people running around, and the sand dunes are very popular. So I'm guessing that I will have to go hunting for a boondocking spot which is okay with me because I like camping out in the sticks, but if I was camped at the Sand Dunes it would be a lot easier to get pictures at different times of the day. But I'm not worried, I've always found a spot to camp and I'm sure I will tomorrow.
I drove through Fairplay on the way to Salida, and this is a picture of the main Street.
The grave of Prunes the Burro Fairplay Colorado, the most famous Jackass in the state. which is saying a lot considering the politicians we've had.
In Colorado even the Walmart parking lots have a beautiful view.