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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want all to thrive in

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chosing a parking place!

Finding a place to camp: is easy in Mexico. I pick a street that is close to a major intersection but not close enough to hear. Then I make sure parking is allowed on that street – the absence of signs & unpainted curbs is very good!

I look for a residential neighborhood, where there are people close by but not too close. Or a mixed use neighborhood where the businesses and houses are separated by a big parking lot or empty space.

I never park directly in front of someone’s house but I try to park next to a tall fence marking the end of the property, or where they might be an apartment building or plenty of neighbors so I could be visiting any of them.

I listen for dogs. I look for street lights. I don’t want dogs barking or lights shining in my eyes. I make sure the businesses are closed and not about to open in the middle of the night. And I find parking on a street that has lots of available parking but some cars already parked.

Gila Bend was perfect – the streets just stretched 3 or 4 blocks off the main road and although the pavement was just big enough for 2 lanes, the shoulder was smoothly graveled and very wide. I could see the main road but couldn’t hear a thing.

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