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Date Place Comment
October 18th, 2021 Uncle Dick Davis Park

Nice place! RV $15, Tents $7, senior citizens $10. Not on Google maps, heard about it from the wonderful visitors center off of I-10. Hard to find, I went way past it (it's way before the bridge). Look for three tall flag poles lined up next to each other. Got there at 3:30 pm on a Monday, already about 15 out of 17 spots taken. First come first serve. AT&T 3 bars. Didn't stay overnight because no showers (or at least I couldn't find any). Used the bathroom, moderately clean, and left. Looks like a great cheap place for RVs though.

October 18th, 2021 Rutherford Beach

Drove a few minutes into the beach, a lot of privacy! AT&T 4 bars, right next to the water. Slept in my car, no bugs got in. Didn't swim because of the high bacteria level warning

October 16th, 2021 Bolivar beach

Got in an hour after dark (the ferry took about 1.5 hours including lining up and boat ride). Sand nicely packed, easy drive, a fair number of people overnight, but enough room to be maybe 200-300 yards away from neighbors. Lots of seashells! Saw lots of reviews, but luckily very few tonight (October). Slept in car. Woke up to a stunning ocean sunrise.

October 18th, 2020 Rotary Park Public Bathroom

Small public bathrooms with flush toilets. Fairly clean. Sinks didn't say "not potable" so I refilled my water bottles.

October 16th, 2020 Pilot Travel Center

24 hour travel center, which is nice bc you don't have to worry about when to use the restroom. Lots of noise- it's near the ramp to the highway, and cargo trains pass by once in a while. But the sounds are pretty easily blocked out with earplugs. Passenger cars park in front, lots of parking spaces but only ~5 cars overnight with me. Nice mountain views. $12 showers.

October 16th, 2020 Showers - Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool

Showers and hot tub closed due to covid-19; bathroom, pool and water slide still open. I swam anyway bc it was discount day ($2.75 per adult, Fridays and Saturdays) and I couldn't smell chlorine at all. Felt much cleaner afterward, didn't feel the need to find different place to shower.

October 12th, 2020 Castle Creek Road

Stayed here 4 nights, easily drove to hikes in and around Aspen during the day. Was worried at first that the locals would kick me out so I parked 6 miles in the first couple nights. Then I saw a US forestry sign at one pull out that said no tents or fire, but nothing else, so I felt more comfortable. Tonight I parked in a dirt pullout about 2 miles in, before Mariposa St., and no one bothered me. Occasional bits of 4G (AT&T) at 2 miles, but none further out. Right next to the road, but not many cars, and sounds easily blocked out with ear plugs or if you park next to the creek. Beautiful sunset and sunrise views of the mountains.

October 6th, 2020 Rest area north of lubbock

Good rest stop! building closed (because of covid I assume) but temporary porta-potties (one wheelchair accessible) and portable sinks are surprisingly very clean (non-potable water). Parking on other side of building maybe quieter, I stayed on side next to highway to feel a little safer. Highway noise loud but fine with some good earplugs. Felt safe the whole night. Very very nice covered picnic areas.

September 3rd, 2020 Pedernales Falls State Park

Quiet campground with an interesting river/waterfall area and decent hiking. $6 pp entry fee, $20 campsite per night. Has both basic and water/electric campsites. Swimming and tubing permitted after a certain point in the river. Some hiking markers are unclear, so double check from both directions; but most trails aren't too far from the road so it's not too stressful to get lost (I got lost twice and then found my way back pretty easily). Public wifi next to the dump station for some reason, search google.com first to get the sign in screen.


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