Monday, June 02, 2014

Okay, It's been a year..... Have I been forgotten or replaced?? I asked for time to process everything next thing I know I'm the bad guy???

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Road Trip

Hey eveyone! I'm riding along with my friend Keith Tienken in his truck. I've been in 7 states in 6 days. Ca, Or, Id, Ut, Wy, Ne, Iowa toinght. We are at the worlds biggest truck stop "Iowa 80". I'm having a great time and will have more pictures up soon. This is a picture of the Rocky Mountains from the truck in Idaho. I have more to tell but not much time left to write tonight. We are headed to Ohio and then get another load back to Illionis. Hopfully from there we will go to Alanta, Ga.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Day 5

We spent last night in Payette, Idhao and got up early to drive into Layton, Ut. We spent a lot of time paralleling the rockies. this is one of my favorite pictures of taken today. I'm all moved in to the truck now. I really love being out here and seeing the country. The culture of truck drivers is something I find myself comfortable in. Well I'm off for more adventures.....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day Three

More waiting around for a dispatch which came around noon. Off we go to pick-up in Idaho and deliver in Ohio. Best part was the drive through the Columbia River Gorge. Beautiful!!! I saw several waterfalls and took some pictures from the truck while we were diving along. However the weather didn't really like us. It rained, hailed, sleeted, and snowed all day. Still I enjoyed the ride. Keith and I talk about me and my problems, how to work on them and over come the pitfalls...... Sometimes it's hard and I've got alot of work to do. I also got my first glance of the rockies (that is that I remember) Hope you enjoy the pictures. The picture above was taken in the Gorge out the window while we were driving by. I love the look with the clouds. The picture below of the bird was taken through the front windshield in the rain while we were waiting for a disbatch. It's funny to see all the birds at the rest stops eating off the grills of the trucks. they are eating all the dead bugs. I guess they enjoy their bugs cooked too....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Long Day!!

Today was a lot of hurry up and wait. We got to the delivery site at 8:30am, they didn't tell us that their freezer was down and send us to the new site until 11am, then it took another 1.5hrs to unload us. Then back to Brooks to wait for another dispatch. We didn't get one so we grabed a shower and called a couple of Keith's friends who picked us up for dinner and a movie. We saw Enterprise..... WOW!!! I loved it. More tomorrow..........

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First Day!

I got picked up around 10pm last night and we headed for Dunnigan to sleep for the night. It took about 2 hrs to reach Dunnigan. This morning we got up and headed for Willows to stop at "Nancy's" for breakfast and pick somethings up at Walmart. Then on toward Portland, Or. I driven from Sac to Ashland before but usually I was the driver and didn't get to look out the windows too much. The California high desert is kinda bornig but the mountains in Orgon are beautiful! We reached Brooks Or just north of Salem about 9pm. Very long drive. Sleeping at the terminal in Brooks tonight. Most people would not believe how long driving for 11hrs is. If you drive 11hrs you work and are up 12-14 depending on how you do meals. I got a rose from the nice people at Nancy's Cafe for Mother's day, Happy Mothers day to everyone!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Going for a Ride!!

Wow I can't believe that I'm getting the chance to go riding for a month in a big rig. My friend is taking me as a way to get away and think about things. He is picking me up tonight. We are headed for Portland, Or. We'll stop tonight at Dunnigan, Ca to sleep for the night. Good thing the truck has two bunks huh??? I'll let you know how it goes....