Friday, June 25, 2010
HEADED TO BANANA LAND AKA:SAN DIEGO
We had a very early wake up call, at 3:30am, for our Thursday delivery of meat in Carson, CA. After being able to sleep this past week, until our natural alarm clocks went off, it was a bit rough,, but we managed. The place we delivered to was a small complex at the end of a cul de sac. Nothing but containers and yard goats zooming all around us. We got situated into the dock, and about two hours later, we were handed our paperwork and we went empty. We sat down the street awhile thinking that we would be dispatched on a new assignment right away, but as the clock kept ticking, our confidence level was getting lower that we would hear the chirp of the QualComm. We finally sent in a message asking if there was at least a direction we should head, and we received word to head to the company yard in Bloomington. Well, looks like a nice relaxing day to kick back and play computer games, we thought to ourselves. An hour and a half later, we pulled into the yard, grabbed a nice spot on the front line near the driver's lounge, and pulled out our computers to play, as we watched trucks coming and going from the yard for the better part of the day. Around 4pm we finally heard the chirp, and I disappointed to see that it would not be Santa Maria, CA for strawberries, but that we would be heading south to banana land in San Diego for a load picking up Friday morning. It's been awhile since we have been down there, and surely the weather will no doubt be a bit cooler than is has been in the valley of Los Angeles. This morning we were up and ready to roll by 6am, stopping to fuel up first at the yard before heading south to San Diego. Already we can see the marine layer of fog coming into view as we get closer to the coast. Should make for a great morning at the Port of San Diego, while we wait for our bananas to get loaded. This trip will take us back up north to Puyallup, WA to deliver to the Fred Meyer DC on Monday morning at 5am. Looks like we'll have a very nice weekend of driving ahead of us.