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12000 Scouts and their families

By Linda Caffee
Posted Nov 20th 2018 4:26PM

On Saturday, November 10th, 2018 we displayed our truck at the Circle 10 Boy Scout event held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.   On Friday we washed and polished the truck and while Bob polished the outside I cleaned the inside. 

We were told by those that had attended the event several years ago that there would be time to see some of the events and we might even get bored.  First thing in the morning when we arrived one attraction was set up and ready to go.  The object was to use a backhoe bucket to pick up a basketball spin around and put the basketball into a hoop.  Luckily I and Matt were able to be the first to try this as the lines were very long as kids patiently waited their turn. Once the scouts and their families reached our area we barely had time to breathe!

I stayed inside the truck with Squeaky the cat and Bob was outside was with Texas our German Shephard talking with the scouts and their families.  This event is HUGE and they had about 10,000 people signed up and they determined at the end there were over 12,000 actual attendees.  I think at least 2000 of them came through our truck all asking questions, opening, and closing doors, and many sat in the driver’s seat. 

The girls and boys all had questions about our truck, about what we do, and about living in a truck.  One of the comments I overheard was a man walking with his son and the man said to the boy in an excited voice, “Let’s go look at those trucks, I have never been up in one!”  What made me smile is that he was doing this event with his son and they were both having a great time.

There were lots and lots of questions about our fuel mileage and many shook their head when they realized their pickup’s or motorhomes did not get as good of fuel mileage as us.  Our engine was gone over with a fine-tooth comb as Bob answered a plethora of questions. 

We have done many shows in the past but the Circle 10 event had to have been the most intense.  The questions came from all sides of us and they were varied.  I believe those that came through our truck have a better understanding of what it means to be a truck driver and a whole lot more about what it takes to drive a Freightliner Cascadia. 

Bob & Linda Caffee

TeamCaffee

Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005

linda.caffee8@gmail.com

 

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