Friday, February 06, 2009

NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK

Well actually, it's the space needle in Seattle, and you really have to squint to see it, but let's not split hairs about it. This was the view that Craig had while making his delivery down by the water in Seattle Thursday morning. Much to his surprise, he was not alone, as there were 3 other TWT drivers at the same place delivering that faux Kobe beef, (just kidding), destined to Japan. With no where to park after unloading, he was directed to go to the TA truck stop in North Bend, WA to await further instructions. Luckily by noon, the place had cleared out some and he was able to find a parking spot and enjoy the cool weather.
Around 3pm he was given his next assignment to head to Prosser, WA to pick up frozen french fries. I can't believe all the different locations we have picked up these starchy little buggers over the past 9 months. This is a new shipper that we have not gone to before,, but I will surely miss not being with him and stopping at the Starbucks at Exit 82 right across from the rest area in Prosser, when he picks up those spuds.

For those of you wondering, yes, he is headed south, to San Bernadino, CA for a Sunday late evening delivery of said potatoes. That will facilitate a quick pick up of me in Modesto sometime on Saturday afternoon. I'll be sure to run by the local Wal Mart to pick up on some food to restock the truck, but as most of you know, I'll also have a nice little care package, courtesy of my Mom, to make life on the road that much more enjoyable.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do you do for meals on the road? Not including the car packages.

TheHilmarKid said...

Wow, Seattle and the Space Needle to San Bernadino and... well, they must at least have Starbucks in San Bernadino, right???
Of course, the highlight of the trip will be the stop in Modesto... but for Diane or the food??? It's got to be Diane--the food comes with her, right! ;-)
Be safe and enjoy your reunion!!!

CRAIG and DIANE said...

We rarely eat out while on the road except for an occassional breakfast.

We have breakfast bars or cereal in the morning with small cups of fruit or applesauce.

For lunch I make sandwiches and for dinner we have either baked beans, soup, or hormel dinners. Stuff that doesn't need to be kept refridgerated.

We do have a cooler to keep lunch meat, cheese sticks, milk etc. It works out very well for us. We manage to be able to feed ourselves for about $75 a week while out on the road.

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