The Trip to Florence/Coolidge

Novermber 3, 2017 We leave Oak Flat early in the morning heading to Florence and/or Coolidge.  Are you wondering why Florence and Coolidge? There isn’t a whole lot there, but I have mail waiting for me … or so I thought. What I had anticipated to be a stop for mail and then to move on became a weekend stay with no place to camp but Wally’s parking lot.  I had requested my mail forwarded from South Dakota too late in the day and it did not arrive on Friday as anticipated. We made the best of it.

One thing we did get to see were the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge,

and this neat old building in Florence, which is an interesting old town.


We spent the days in Florence at two of their nice parks and our nights in Walmart’s parking lot in Coolidge. On Monday I was at the post office door the second they opened, the nice clerk dug through the mail that had just been delivered and we got our package.  And we’re to the next adventure!

Thanks for stopping by 2Dogs! Hugs, Shawna

WALMARTS:  A little note on “camping” in Walmart parking lots. Most Walmarts allow an overnight stay in their parking lot. Usually it’s best to park at the very outskirts of the parking lot, not in the middle, unless you are in a passenger vehicle. Keep in mind this is a courtesy place to park for the night. Don’t haul out your chairs, unroll your outside shades, or tie your dogs outside. Pick up after yours dogs when you walk them. Keep your garbage inside your vehicle. In other words, don’t make it obvious that you are doing anything other than parking there.  Go inside the store before you leave next day and buy something. Stock up.   This is actually the reason they allow it (those who do allow it; some DON’T and it’s usually because it’s a city ordinance, but most likely people have been pigs) so be courteous and respectful and keep this nice perk available. Don’t ruin it for everyone by being selfish and disrespectful. 

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

One thought on “The Trip to Florence/Coolidge”

  1. Nothing like a little change in plan. You are good at making the best of it and that is a darling town.
    Your change of plan reminds me of the Pacific Crest Trail blogs that I followed. They had delays because of packages that were late. Jenn hikes PCT was so interesting and she and Colton Ferguson are from Burney. They made it to Canada.
    What is your final destination(on earth, ha ha)? This week is Thanksgiving. Hope yours is wonderful somewhere.


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