Friday, March 14, 2008


After leaving the boat plant, we made it to a rest area at Blue Earth, Minnesota, and called it a day. We decided to stay on our night driving routine until after we deliver the two boats in Grand Island. So up, at 12am, do the pretrip inspection, eat our breakfast, and head off towards our first fuel stop for the day in Albert Lea, MN where we fill our coffee mugs and head towards Chicago. We again were fortunate to hit the tollway with little or no traffic and breezed through and onto our second fuel stop in Gary, IN. We then entered the Indiana toll road and rolled into one of their service plazas, where we stayed to get some sleep. We really like the service plazas on these toll roads as they have ample truck parking, nice restrooms, and gift shops, where I of course, picked up the latest issue of People Magazine.

This morning, or should I say tonight, we were on the road by 1am, but with the enticement of knowing that on the Ohio turnpike, we would find my dear friend Starbucks, which is open 24 hours. Besides the maintenance workers, we were the only ones inside the service plaza. Walking up to the Barista at Starbucks, I happily gave our order and was asked for my name for the cups. Hmmmmm? That was a bit odd, since there was no one else around, but hey, I'll go with the flow. As Craig and I are standing by the counter waiting for our drinks, the Barista, in a very loud voice announces, "Grande Mocha & Iced Venti Latte for Diane at the counter". As this announcement is still echoing through the empty service plaza, Craig, ever the joker, wanted to ask again who those drinks were for, but I managed to grab him and walk around the corner before we both started laughing.

We made it into the dealer in Grand Island, again going down roads stating no trucks over 5 tons. Fortunately, the property was just a bit more truck friendly and we were able to get in and get out without any problems. We high tailed it about 35 miles, to Pembroke, NY where we will make our home for the next day and a half. Sunday we plan on staging at a small truck stop about 3 miles from the dealer in Quakertown.

Finally, before I end this entry, I have been tagged by a fellow blogger Rosemary with a meme. This particular meme states that I :

1. Write my own six word memoir
2. Post it on my blog and include photo if I like
3. Link to the person who tagged me
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play

Since most of the blogs I read have already been tagged, I'll just do my part and list my memoir.


1 comment:

rosemary said...

Perfect....absolutely sums you 6 lovely words.


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