Check out this photo I took yesterday on Interstate 5. You know economic times must be bad when you see an ambulance company thinking outside the box to create additional revenue. Not only do they transport bodies in need of repair, they now also take the car as well. Now that is forward thinking!
Just like the San Luis Reservoir, Shasta Lake is way down below normal too. I heard on the news while I was at my Mom's house that it is at 27% capacity. Looks like California might be heading towards another drought like they had in 1999.
Our driving hours only allowed us to get as far as Canyonville, OR. Earlier, I had received a phone call from another driver who was going to meet up with us to swap loads. We exchanged information and then continued onto the Seven Feathers Truck Stop, which is right across the street from the Casino. It is a beautiful place, and as I told my friend Gina, there are mountains and pine trees as far as the eye can see.
Around 6:30pm, we met up with the other driver, and he took our lettuce and vegetables, and we took his bananas. Within minutes we went from 12,000 pounds to just about 45,000 pounds. This new load also gives us enough time to regenerate some driving hours and make the delivery Thursday morning at 5am at the Fred Meyer Distribution center in Puyallup, WA.
I heard Steppenwolf's song, "Born to be Wild" yesterday on the radio, and I thought the words rang true to the lifestyle that Craig and I have chosen. No, I don't think we were born to be wild, well, maybe Craig, but definitely not me, but I know there were people that thought I was absolutely crazy for every going on this adventure I'm on.
It's been over two years now, and I can honestly say I couldn't be happier or content with my life. If anyone is considering it I would highly recommend it. If you have the right attitude, you'll have the time of your life seeing the country and maybe humming a little bit of "Born to be Wild" while you are at it.
Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way