I started this blog on February 7th, 2006, the day I took Craig to the San Jose Airport to fly into Spokane, WA to start his training with Systems Transport. Here it is, almost 3 years to the day that we started out on this amazing journey, and I have hit a milestone with this blog.........it's 500th entry. That my friends, is a lot of stories that have been committed to prosperity.
When I did start writing this blog, it was more
or less a way to document what we were doing and where we were going, like an online scrapbook. It provided a way for our friends and family to track where we were across North America. We also wanted to share our experiences about the trucking life and lifestyle out on the road, and if along the way, we could help others who were getting started, all the better. But little did I know, just how far reaching this blog would become, and even more unexpected, the new friends I would make along the way.
Like MOM, in Maryland, who always has a positive comment, or ROSEMARY, in Idaho who lives near us and reminds me of what I am missing while I am away from home. There is JENNIE, in Philadelphia, who shares her trials and triumphs about her family, and a new friend LAURA, in Vermont who makes my mouth water with her spectacular cooking skills and the sweet cookies she produces at her cookie company.
How could I not mention JOHN, in Ohio, and MARK in New York, fellow truckers, who are always there to acknowledge what we were experiencing on the road is normal, and sometimes not so normal, and LYNETTE & TRAPPER in North Carolina, who are just starting out living the "trucker lifestyle" together, with Lynette, leaving her job just like me, to join the man she loves. I must also mention JIM, in Missouri who's blog has sent many new people to our blog, and then DOUG, in California, just graduating from trucking school and about to start his own amazing journey.
There are so many more of you that read this blog , who do so in private and never leave a message, (and that is quite okay), and of course my friends and family which would be too numerous to mention, but you know who you are. Please know how very much your interest in what we are doing means to us. We are well over 53,000 page hits strong, and God willing, we will be able to do this for a few more years before we hang up our truck driving hat and try our hand at something else. But until that time happens, stick around, drop us a note every once in awhile so we know you are out there, and fasten your seat belt, we are happy to have you along for the journey!