Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Sometime, during the night Saturday, it snowed, because on our journey back to Interstate 5 on Sunday morning after getting loaded in Tillamook, OR it looked as if a good dose of powered sugar had been sprinkled over the landscape. We enjoyed the change in scenery from the day before, and made our way to Canyonville, OR for the night. There, with no TV reception, we enjoyed watching the last of the episodes we had missed of "Life on Mars", a new series on ABC, on one of our laptops, with an Internet connection.
With plenty of time to deliver this load, we awoke naturally Monday morning, without an alarm, and to be honest with you, these days, that seems to be anywhere between 4am and 5am. I remember, back in the day, when that time used to be the reason to curse the alarm clock, but not now……boy have things changed.

Again, as the night before, while we slept, it must have snowed, as there was yet another fresh dusting of snow as we traveled over Grants Pass in Oregon and into California. We made it into the Company yard in French Camp for the evening, where Craig was able to get his 2010 registration sticker for the truck and I did a quick load of laundry. Then it was time for some dinner and a date with Dr. House and Jack Bauer.
Our plan today is to make it into the Company yard in Bloomington where we will stage for a 10:15am delivery time at CostCo, just a mere 15 miles away on Wednesday morning. We suspect, and I doubt anyone would bet against us on this, that we will be headed down to San Diego for a banana load, especially with our sparkling new TWIC cards in our grubby little hands. But as I have said before, that is the joy of trucking, you just can’t be too sure of what you will get next.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, as always. Sounds like it was a very nice trip too.
C'ya on the hiways soon!

Cazzie!!! said...

I shall log in and stare at those images frequently in the next few days. It is because we will be having an absolute heat wave here in Melbourne Australia. A heat so constant it has not been so in 100years! Set to be 109F tomorrow!

Mark Krusen said...

These are excellent pictures Diane. If you have to get snow it might as well just be the kind that makes your pictures really awesome and leaves the roads dry.

Anonymous said...

Oh my darlin' Cazzie you have my sympathies! the heat and I don't get along!!! The pictures are beautiful. They look like some type of wonderland. Absolutely gorgeous. I swear Diane you have another career just waiting for ya...D.

adozeneggs said...

The pictures are breathtaking.
You should look into getting the three seasons of Arrested Development. If you haven't seen that show, it's so so funny! Another great show to watch is Six Feet Under (if you haven't seen it already) Such an amazing show.
Be safe and enjoy your next trip.

Jennie said...

Hi Diane, long time no see. :) Just catching up on what you've been up to and these pictures are AMAZING! Oh, I can't believe you get to see this kind of scenery all the time.


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