Living in a truck can get monotonous at times. A driver can run through many emotions in just one day, especially when things are not going as planned, which seems to happen a lot in the trucking industry, am I right? When you have to leave your home and family behind, especially on certain days-- like when you don't want to go!, those feelings can be even worse. And it doesn't help when you look at the truck your sitting in as just another tool for work, rather than making it your second home- which it should
So I thought I would share a small part of my world. I've been waiting on 10 pallets of grapes to come over the Mexican border for 23 hours now and still. I. am. waiting. This is the unglamorous part of trucking ha ha ha... It's hot out and since I don't feel like sweating, and mostly since I don't look too glamourous sweating I have taken to the bunk and air conditioning for the duration of the afternoon. This morning I did get up and out of the truck. I went for a walk, then made a good, hot, homemade
Thankfully, Rosie and I have made it safely to Arizona without too many problems. Sometimes in trucking the week really rolls right on by. Other times it's a waiting game. Today is one of those days, and you have to be patient. I try to make the most out of my time though and today is no exception. Although I would love to be loaded and heading to the house right now, Rosie and I have a nice spot to park (covered even) and I'm able to be outdoors which makes me happy. Plus I get to watch cool trucks roll by which also
Since the wind and stormy weather has yet to break in our area, I thought this would be the perfect time for this video. I took this video last Saturday night on my way to Minneapolis, the last leg of my trip. It ended up being quite a ride, as the rain made for moments of low or no visibility. I ended up stopping towards at the end of this video and having supper with hopes of the storm letting up. Sadly, I did not get out of the storm until well after midnight, which made for a long drive. I wish I had the sound of
So. The last two weeks have been busy which is part of the reason I've been MIA around here, the other is my wireless connection has been crap. Every time I have hooked up, if I burped, sneezed or blinked I was immediately kicked off. Finally, after having visions of using both my computer & wireless card as a wheel chock, I gave up trying. Luckily my new wireless doohickey has arrived and I should be good to go from here on out when on the road! I've run two trips to Arizona back to back, and had so many bad
I have to apologize as I have been having a heck of a time with my wireless connection out here on the road. One minute it's there, the next long gone... I will be home Sunday and things should be back to normal on the blog front! Before I lose my service again, the winners are: AM: For duck number 2~ Zeus Jim: For Duck number 1~ Cisco Please email me your mailing addresses to bethany at onegirltrucking dot com~ Thank you~ When I get home the Mallards will be the last to be named. Keep thinking on names!
Take a ride with me up the i15 in California and down Highway 87 in Arizona. Enjoy the views, it's why I so love this life! xoxo Bethany
Sorry it's been quiet here this past week! I've been busy getting Rosie ready for a truck show this past week. This truck show is only 1 of a few I will go to because it's a REAL truck show. With REAL truck drivers and those drivers LOVE their trucks. They are trucking because they LOVE to drive. There isn't anyone here with ulterior motives to try to sell their company, some safety bullshit, get more people to their website, youtube, or be famous in some way. Just truckers and working class trucks. Bottom line is, we