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Old 03-22-2014, 02:35 PM   #21
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You should see the Walmarts in Calgary during the Stampede. Full of RV's. Many with their awnings extended and the slides extended.
I don't know what the "Stampede" is, but that brings up a point on the subject...
We use overnighting at WalMart while in transit only and not as a place to stay at our destination.
In fact, it seems that we see far fewer RVs at WalMarts in resort or "destination" areas than we do at the ones along the highway while in transit.
I could see that a weekend "event" (like our Corn Festival) could cause what you describe, along with the associated traffic congestion and overbooked accommodations.
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Hmmmm...I thought that everyone knew what the Calgary Stampede was about. Incredible fun, lots of rodeo and the famous chuck wagon races. I think I have gone 5 times, maybe only 4.... Put it on your bucket list.....

Staying at Wal-Mart is only supposed to be for a overnight stay and then leave. Because more and more RV'ers tried camping out for extended stays, more and more Wal-Marts in destination areas got posted for NOP. In all of SoCal there are almost no Wal Marts that allow OP and the few that do are mostly well inland.



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Staying at Wal-Mart is only supposed to be for a overnight stay and then leave. Because more and more RV'ers tried camping out for extended stays, more and more Wal-Marts in destination areas got posted for NOP. In all of SoCal there are almost no Wal Marts that allow OP and the few that do are mostly well inland.
Same old saw, but it just doesn't seem to apply here in the states, where we haven't yet got a fully developed since of entitlement.
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Errrr... SoCal is in the states, it's the states that want to be in SoCal.

BTW, as predicted, it finally cooled down from last months winter weather for spring. It's down to about 70 today.



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Errrr... SoCal is in the states, it's the states that want to be in SoCal.

BTW, as predicted, it finally cooled down from last months winter weather for spring. It's down to about 70 today.
FINALLY!
I've said that, or something like that, at least a dozen times and you are the first to call me on it!
We in the states don't have much freedom left as it is.. We sure wouldn't want to sacrifice what little is left (or should I say right?) for a little sunshine and a bunch of vibrating mudslides!
I barely have room to talk though...I live in ILLannoy!(sic)...A veritable enclave of capitulation.
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I don't know what the "Stampede" is, but that brings up a point on the subject...
We use overnighting at WalMart while in transit only and not as a place to stay at our destination.
In fact, it seems that we see far fewer RVs at WalMarts in resort or "destination" areas than we do at the ones along the highway while in transit.
I could see that a weekend "event" (like our Corn Festival) could cause what you describe, along with the associated traffic congestion and overbooked accommodations.
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You would like the Stampede!
Google the Chuck Wagon Race and see what I mean.

Aside from that it is one huge Rodeo and in a beautiful setting too.
It was in the 80's when I went and the locals were dying of the heat! I have also never seen mosquitos that huge anywhere else.

When I was there unfortunately there was a horrible chuck wagon race disaster and several people and horses were hurt bad and worse. Still it was one of the more amazing things I have ever watched live.

The gear is unbelievable too.

It is worth seeing at least once and the food and people are great too.
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You would like the Stampede!
Google the Chuck Wagon Race and see what I mean.

Aside from that it is one huge Rodeo and in a beautiful setting too.
It was in the 80's when I went and the locals were dying of the heat! I have also never seen mosquitos that huge anywhere else.

When I was there unfortunately there was a horrible chuck wagon race disaster and several people and horses were hurt bad and worse. Still it was one of the more amazing things I have ever watched live.

The gear is unbelievable too.

It is worth seeing at least once and the food and people are great too.
I'll bet it's quite a spectacle... and in a beautiful place as well!
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