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  • Author: Madeline
  • Date Posted: Oct 22, 2014
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  • Address: 475 E Hartford Blvd, East Hartford, CT 06118

When were we here? Such a pain doing catch-up listings! This was on our trip from picking up the RV in PA at our friends’ house and heading towards Boston so probably September 22. There is pretty much nowhere to stay on that route if you are not going to make it in a straight shot.  Word online was that the rest stop in Danbury was nice and allowed overnight RV’s. Sure enough, it was like a giant park and really pretty to romp around with Teddy, but too freaky for me to think of being there at night, isolated and dark – all set up for psycho truckers to prey upon us. So, second possibility was a Walmart in Waterbury, CT. K asked the lady at the welcome center and she thought it was not a shady area so off we went. When we got there, however, it did seem a little shifty and the store manager wasn’t exactly encouraging about staying overnight when I called to confirm that it was allowed at that location, “Well, I can’t tell you ‘yes’ and I can’t tell you ‘no’ – you would have to stay at your own risk. But, I’ve seen plenty of people sleeping in their cars so it will probably be okay.” Hmm, urban area Walmart “camping” is not the same vibe and we were the only RV in sight. So, K found us a plan “C” – a Cabela’s another 45 minutes along our route. This was our first time driving the RV and tow car after dark but it worked out okay and the Cabela’s turned out to have really nice walking areas in the neighborhood.

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