When I tell people I often stay overnight in the parking lots of truck stops, they either look appalled or concerned.
I’ve stayed in a couple that seemed sketchy (meaning truckers watching me through the windows of their rigs), but generally I haven’t had a problem. And having Sam the Wonder Pup/Best Protector Ever helps.
So truck stops are great for a few reasons – they’re a free place to sleep if you’re moving on in the morning, they usually have free, decent coffee with fill-up, and at my favorite truck stop, the Little America in Flagstaff, they have morning views like this:
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