You know your life is great when you hit the trifecta, find your Holy Grail, and locate the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! That is exactly the way I feel most days, but especially today, when I am back on the truck, have a Starbucks iced latte in my hand, and have been able to take photographs to my heart's content. If I'm dreaming, don't pinch me, 'cause I don't want to wake up! Sunday our load at Columbia Cold Storage in Kennewick, WA went as it normally does. Check in, get assigned a dock, and then wait to get loaded. Craig was able to watch a few more Adam 12's on the computer, while I perused my favorite blogs. A few hours later we were loaded and headed back to Pasco to scale the load. Scaling out perfectly, we started our trek South. We made it as far as LaPine, OR before shutting down for the night. What a pleasant relief it was to experience cooler temperatures while there. Craig even had to don his sweatshirt in the morning when he did is pre trip inspection. Sure can't wait to turn the corner and run full steam ahead into Fall weather! Yesterday we made a day of making our way through the rest of Oregon and into California where the temperature read 102 degrees. We rolled into the Company yard in French Camp CA, grabbed a quick dinner and then hit the sack for an early wake up call this morning. Being able to grab that first cup of coffee in the driver's lounge at 3:30am, makes the day just that much better. With a stop in Buttonwillow, CA for the Starbucks break, along with calling into the office to let them know Craig's hours and that we were on time for our delivery, (the QualComm computer is still not working), we headed out towards the Grapevine and the slow crawl up the hill.
We will get into the Company yard in Bloomington, CA around noon, which will give us time for a mandatory 10 hour break before our first delivery at midnight tonight in San Bernadino, CA. We then have a final delivery at 6:30am tomorrow in Commerce, CA to finish up this load. No telling what we'll get load wise when we go empty in the morning. I'm not the least bit worried about it, after all, I'm enjoying my changing views, inside our air conditioned truck, sipping on a latte. Cheers!