Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Boondocking at Walmart

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The uneventful Saturday I was telling you about yesterday continued with a stop for dental floss and socks at Walmart.

I drew these funky camper vans from inside the car while reassuring my younger kid that mom was coming back very soon —that didn't seem to keep her from crying most of the time though. And the bad parent I am, I just kept drawing!

Apparently, parking your RV at Walmart has been a phenomenon for a while. It's called boondocking. A road traveller quoted in this story says they've stayed at probably 500 Walmarts in two years.

[ El sábado sin sorpresas del que escribía ayer continuó con una parada en Walmart para comprar hilo dental y calcetines. ¶ Dibujé estas dos caravanas curiosas desde dentro del coche mientras aseguraba a mi hija pequeña que Michelle volvería enseguida —pero eso no sirvió de mucho y la pobre estuvo llorando casi todo el tiempo. Y yo seguí dibujando, pero qué mal padre que soy! ¶ Lo curioso es que esto de aparcar la caravana en Walmart hace tiempo que es todo un fenómeno. Se llama boondocking. Un viajero entrevistado en este artículo dice que en dos años hicieron noche en 500 Walmarts aproximadamente. ]

2 comments:

  1. See, this is what I like about your blog. Dental floss and Walmart socks. Real life stuff and quality sketches. What could be better? I relate very easily to the absent-minded dad, sketching away, while my son tugs at my coat. I try to get him to sketch while I'm sketching, but that doesn't always work...

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  2. acuarela y plumon.. al juntarlos se hace buenos trabajos.
    saludos

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