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Edd505

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Posted: 01/07/20 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

after thought on this, There is a Walmart in Las Cruces just off I-10 if that's what you looking at. I believe it is off the 140 Avenita De Mesilla go the the stop light (Valley & turn rt. There are two truck stops at 139 a TA & Loves, food decent at the TA.


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Blazing Zippers wrote:

Well, we have a couple "wild & crazy guys" we travel with. You know--Smith & Wesson, and they bring their friend, Rugar. We don't want trouble at all, just traveling through.
Thanks for the tip about Anthony.


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I wouldn't say that if someone succesfully stayed there over night without getting hurt or killed then it must be safe.


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Posted: 01/07/20 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I typically stay at the KOA on the west side of Las Cruces when traveling through there. For free, maybe the truck stops at the Texas/New Mexico line are an option. I worked in El Paso for two years and wouldn't consider overnighting in any shopping centers, Walmart or otherwise.


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Posted: 01/07/20 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blazing Zippers wrote:

If all goes well, we're planning a trip that includes passing through El Paso, TX.
My question is; is anyone on here concerned for their safety if parking at a WalMart in the area? We've stayed many times at Wallys, but am somewhat concerned about this area, given the recent shootings and being so close to the border.
I know this isn't a PC question, but I'd really like to know your thoughts.

El Paso is in the Top 10 for safest Border cities proportionate to geographical size and population. It's also in the top 10 safest cities of similar sizes in other parts of the US. There's a lot of fear mongering concerning crime along the border and most of it is pure BS made up by people.

Now with that said, like anywhere else in the US, (North, South, East, West, Border towns, inland town, coats or mountains, Big city or small village), crime can be a problem for many reasons. Would you feel safer in a upscale retail store parking lot in El Paso (still a border place) or in some Wally World parking lot in Montana with a bunch of meth-heads cooking next to you? Safety is not based only on how close to a border you might be.

Like anywhere else in the US, use common sense and planning.


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years back I asked a friend at work to recommend an area/ RV park in the el paso area as he had lived there in the past. his advice, go 50 miles in either direction to stay. and to boondock.???????????????????
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Anytown, USA has multiple homicides every week. El Paso, Beverly Hills, Spokane, you name it.

Focus on the negative and live in fear if you wish.


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La Tuna Federal Penitentiary,... another staycation destination !


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PNW_Steve wrote:

Blazing Zippers wrote:

Well, we have a couple "wild & crazy guys" we travel with. You know--Smith & Wesson, and they bring their friend, Rugar. We don't want trouble at all, just traveling through.
Thanks for the tip about Anthony.


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Thanks to all----.I too, have spent some time behind the badge, and try to avoid issues with my fellow man. Just travel'in down the road.
The comment about meth cookers in MT is funny. What isn't cooked there come up from the Golden State, through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana to the oil fields. Those people are the exception up here.
I did check out the WalMart in Las Cruces and the truck stops.
Hopefully, I won't get banished for the above comments--I'm very sensitive.
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