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02 November 2003 @ 10:15 pm
Wal-Mart interstate trip  
Yesterday I made an “interstate” trip to Wal-Mart in Arkansas (I live in Tennessee).
I went there because:
1. I wanted to shop (last time I visited Wal-Mart 2 months ago).
2. I’ve never been in Arkansas and I’ve never been in this Wal-Mart superstore.
3. I wanted to drive over Mississippi river.
4. I wanted to drive by Interstate (I-40).
5. Sales tax in Arkansas is ~2% less than in Tennessee.

The nearest Arkansas’ Wal-Mart is approximately 11 miles away from my apartment complex. See the map:
My route to Wal-Mart (A – my apartment complex, B – Wal-Mart)

It wasn’t easy to come to interstate I-40. I wheeled around exit into I-40 about 5-10 minutes. Eventually I found the exit and very quickly passed Mississippi river. Unfortunately I didn’t see the river from the bridge. Average speed on interstate is ~75 miles per hour, so first couple of minutes this speed scared me a little.
I found Wal-Mart quite quickly --- just parked near a shop and asked where the nearest Wal-Mart is :-). The Wal-Mart was only one mile away, so I was quite precise: at least I found right exit :-).
In Wal-Mart I spent over 3 hours: mostly I just went through endless shelves. It seems I even missed some shelves in this huge superstore.
I saw: aquarium fish, flowers in flowerpots, food, clothes, car equipment, and many other things.

My total purchases were ~$110 including sales tax.
Way home was easy, in spite that it was the dark time. The interstate was almost empty.
 
 
 
Tangerine Cat: smilekaineer on November 3rd, 2003 05:52 am (UTC)
Didn't you
again forget to turn on the lights? ;)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 3rd, 2003 06:36 am (UTC)
Re: Didn't you
No:
this time it was too dark, so I hardly saw the control panel in my car, so I was forced to turn on the lights before driving out :-)