We are quite comfortable and self-contained. We get power from our truck-mounted generator, and we are usually able to park in a location distant from the store, that will allow us to extend the slides on the driver side. We have all the conveniences of a nice hotel room, for the cost of $3 generator fuel. Having done this a number of times, we get a feel for where to park so as not to interfere with traffic, then we go into the store, seek out a Customer Service Manager, and request permission to stay. We have never been refused.
If a park is available, preferably at a Passport America rate, we will prefer the park, but wallydocking is a good second choice. There are three basic rules: Don't block traffic flow, Always ask permission, Use the parking for overnight only (no awnings, camping, etc.)
After leaving Mount Airy NC, we drove north on I-77 to Beckley WV, then took US19 through Summersville and Muddlety (funny name), and joined I-79. We then continued north to Anmoor, stayed overnight, then went around Pittsburgh, through Meadville, and joined I-90 in Erie PA. East along I-90 brings us to our present location, the Walmart at Fredonia NY.
|Our beautiful site in Mayberry Campground, Mount Airy NC|
|East River Mountain tunnel, between Virginia and West Virginia|
|Under the mountain|
|WV - PA state line on I-79|
|The pulchritudinous Navigator, at a rest stop in West Virginia|
|Wallydocking at Fredonia NY|