Follow up to Facebook
Face to Face and voice to voice! We meet up with a fellow trucker involved with a few of the truck sites we are involved with. We turned into friends on Facebook and have since kept up with each other from Wall Posts and we finally meet face to face..
Meeting new people! We have been chatting with a guy on Facebook for some time now and we are waiting to meet for the first time. He lives just east of where we are sitting and will be coming by here in an hour or so on his way to pick up a load.
Portland Oregon has a ton of bike and walking paths that are pretty easy to access from the Jubitz truck stop. It is pretty awesome for a desert rat like me to walk along the Columbia River and see floating houses and try to imagine what they must be like to inhabit.
It is the time of the year for the dreaded S word! I like fall and watching the leaves turn colors and I really like fall colors but what comes next is not much fun! Driving at night and running into snow sure can keep you tense.
We delivered at Yakima Training Center in Yakima WA and they had really decorated the place up! The base was having a decorating contest and these ladies had really decorated the place up and they continued the theme to the inside. It was fun..
We are often presented with opportunities while out on the road to go and have fun. We have a double edged sword as when we are running slow we have time to site see but worry about the funds. When we are running hard we have spare cash but...
Each day is a new day out here! I took some pictures of what we just saw after we unloaded our load. Usually when something of interest happens like this I cannot get to my camera for today it worked out that I could record this happening.
Our youngest daughter is an inspiration to us in many ways. She is now a Captain in the Air Force. She is a civil engineer who really enjoys her job and enjoys being in the service and the many opportunities she has. She is also an athlete who has started running marathons.
Bob and I split our driving shift between 2 and 3 in the morning. Sometimes it can be work to stay alert just before the sun comes up for me. I have downloaded what I call my stay awake music and when I see the sun trying to peak its way out I go to my stay awake music.
Who are you going to call?
We have found that having a network of friends sure helps to make our lives easier! We have contacts with in the office, we have contacts among other expediters and we have contacts in other areas of trucking. The cell phone keeps us in touch.