Over the last week, we have been given a few amazing loads with lots of miles, which is great because James only gets paid by the mile. We have traveled down 680 into Silicon Valley, taken 80 into Nevada and finished off the week with a trip down 99 into Stanislaus County. I have become accostomed to being out on the road, when we sit in the yard for more than a few hours I get antsy and anxious to hear that melodic “tweet” of the Qualcomm alerting us to a load that is ready (although the tweet can sometimes simply mean there is a weather or fatigue alert, which then causes us to go from immediate elation to instant let down). Thank goodness for my phone and a good book to get me through those times! But while we are out on the road we love to turn up the music (usually of Pandora) and sing along with songs from our high school years (thank God we attended school the same years and had the same musical interests back then). And while my trucker is at the wheel, I love taking pictures of our journey. Even though we seem to travel the same roads each day, we see something new every time.
I was so excited for my first official run in Nevada since I hadn’t traveled past Sparks with James. It’s amazing at how much land is out there. .. oh the ideas of sprawling ranch homes and farms I want to build, or amazing truck stops with every accommodation we could need!
Today we encountered a little snow as we came down the mountain. I get so giddy, like a child when I see flurries dancing in the air. And unfortunately we came upon a big rig that had recently jack knifed and had to be towed away. The weather in Martell was beautiful just before the rain and we saw a full rainbow following us on our way to our last drop.
We only had 3 hours left on the clock as we headed back up 99 so we decided to pull into the West Sacramento Wal Mart for the night.