mac_hussey Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
April 1st, 2022 Marbella Beach Dunes

Road from highway is now closed, and this spot is inaccessible from the other direction. Looks to be new development going on

March 31st, 2022 Beach Camp

When we arrived at the parking lot at the base of the tower, there was a sign saying camping and overnight parking down the trail was prohibited, as were vehicles >2m l/w. I can't really imagine that this is enforced, but there were half a dozen vans in the tower parking lot, so we just stayed there.

Cool views of the rock lit up at night, and the tower is easily climbable right to the top, even with the bottom most staples lazily removed. V0.

March 12th, 2020 Oronoco free campground

Great place for free. Everyone we met was friendly. Gave us some beers and invited us to come back up for a weekends fishing.

March 10th, 2020 Jasper Walmart

Store closed from 0100-0600. Parked with two other car campers by the garden centre.

February 23rd, 2020 Pemex

Surprisingly quiet. I think I was the only vehicle drying there, but I asked the staff and they had no problems.

November 21st, 2019 oaxaca sports park

Parked up in front of the gates here, the police stay in a small hut next to the gate. Asked them if we could sleep there and they said no problem! It felt very safe, not too loud or anything. Lots of families and people going to the park to exercise. The bathrooms in the park are free however the park seems to close fairly early, around 7. The parking is on a decent slant as well but was still ok.

November 19th, 2019 Pemex (Mitla entrance)

Stayed here last night. Friendly lady in the office directed me to the security guard who showed me a nice shady place to park. Bathrooms but they cost 5p

November 13th, 2019 Camping at the very end of the Malecon

Tried to stay here but the police moved us along. They did say we could park on the Malecon to sleep however.

November 12th, 2019 Policia Estatal

Was staying at the Malecon when the police from down the road came by and told me I can move my car to in front of their station both to shelter from the wind and so they could keep us safe if we wanted, plus be able to use their bathrooms during the night! The officers were very friendly and said that while the Malecon is a perfectly fine place to park and sleep their station is better.

November 11th, 2019 Alvarado malecon

Parked up here until the police came to check on me. They said it was fine to park and sleep at the Malecon but they offered a space in front of their station for me to use instead which I gladly took!

November 10th, 2019 Showers and Bathrooms

Small shop with bathrooms for 10 Mx and showers for 35 Mx

November 9th, 2019 parking lot behind Walmart

Other than some dogs barking, a peaceful, quiet place to park. The police patrolled by several times throughout the night but didn't stop to chat. Felt very safe.

November 9th, 2019 parking lot behind Walmart

Stayed here for a night. Tiny bit noisy but quieted down as it got late. No one seemed to mind and definitely felt safe. Really easy access to Walmart which is open till 11

October 27th, 2019 Military Checkpoint on Northbound carrigeway

Army checking vehicles traveling north, although I don't know for what as we were waved through. No such checkpoint going South

October 26th, 2019 Toll booth. Pesos or Mexican credit card only

265 pesos. Gave us change for a 500 without issue

October 26th, 2019 Control checkpoint

Checkpoint booths reading "document check" or something similar. Both cars is our party (micro campers) waved right through.

October 24th, 2019 Texas Travel Information Center Laredo

Stayed here last night, but loud with the trucks but nice bathrooms and water available. Stayed at night so the info center was manned. Some parking locations are fairly dark. Saw border patrol taking dogs to sniff around the edges

October 12th, 2019 Land of the Arches Campground

Staying here for the RRGCC Rocktoberfest! Good campground with plenty of space for cars and tents

October 12th, 2019 Rest stop

Pleasant rest area with picnic benches and a BBQ stand as well as the usual toilets, vending machines and potable water. Clean, not too bright, and quiet considering how many vehicles were there overnight.

For a convenient highway stop, you can certainly do worse.

October 11th, 2019 Service Plaza

Loud and floodlit so strongly it came through the window blinds, but probably v. safe for it. Not a spot I'd particularly look to seek out, but a valid and convenient one all the less.

We nestled our Outback between two tractor trailers in the big rig parking (straight on past the filling station), and were joined for a few hours by another couple in an Audi estate.

Usual service Plaza amenities.


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