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Wal-Mart - Belle Vernon, PA

Friday, July 26, 2002 - 2:00pm by Lolo
366 miles and 6 hours from our last stop - 1 night stay


There is always a great feeling of excitement and anticipation as we head out on a road trip, unsure of what the next few weeks will bring. This year was no different. We set out in the mid-afternoon to try to get some miles under our belt before nightfall. Our first planned destination was Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Since 14 hours is too much to do in one day, we drove about 6 hours the first day and stopped around 9:00 in a Wal-Mart Super Center in Belle Vernon, PA.

On just pure driving days, we often select a Wal-Mart to spend the night at rather than pulling in late into a commercial campground. All we need to do is sleep, and once you pull the shades in the RV down, you can imagine that you're anywhere, so a Wal-Mart is just as good a place as anywhere else. However, we only select Wal-Mart's when we feel we are in a safe area. We spent one rather restless night in a Wal-Mart parking lot outside Richmond, Virginia, where we had to listen to drag racing in the parking lot all night.


Many Wal-Mart Supercenters allow RVs to park in their parking lots over night since they are open 24 hours.

Wal-Mart - Belle Vernon location map in "high definition"

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