"Our Hike" by Robin Grapa
I had a few extra minutes to play in the salt flats today. Ahh, the truckin’ life. Love it! :)

I had a few extra minutes to play in the salt flats today. Ahh, the truckin’ life. Love it! :)

A salt flats mini adventure. I was able to run with my eyes closed!

Adam’s Spam mac n cheese results. So yummy!

Adam’s Spam mac n cheese results. So yummy!

Mmmmm… Adam’s making Jetboiled Spam mac n cheese at a rest area in Nebraska. It’s a good life.

Mmmmm… Adam’s making Jetboiled Spam mac n cheese at a rest area in Nebraska. It’s a good life.

Sometimes ya just need a minute… or thirty…

Sometimes ya just need a minute… or thirty…

Real cowboys! We had to stop for a cattle drive - that’s a new one! I love the frickin’ mountains.

Real cowboys! We had to stop for a cattle drive - that’s a new one! I love the frickin’ mountains.

A beautiful day to love my job.

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Not a bad view, hey? I’m sitting here in the driver’s seat of our truck, enjoying a little down time as I wait for a call saying my load is ready and a door assignment. The sky is blue outside our “mobile office” windows, the mountains are natural, comforting shades of browns and dark greens, and they’re gradually rising up from fields of already-harvested crops – cut short and glowing in bright…

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Wyoming delivered a lovely trucker’s sunrise this morning. What a great day for drivin’!

Wyoming delivered a lovely trucker’s sunrise this morning. What a great day for drivin’!

A typical delivery day

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Well, I honestly don’t know if there’s ever a “typical” day out here in the trucking world, but I jotted some notes down after one of our busy delivery days so I could share what it’s kind of like.

To make things easy, I stayed in central time when making my notes – this was a California run from Wisconsin, so through all of this we had to constantly switch back and forth from central to…

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Yeesh… construction much? I guess we’ll be trading the orange barrels in for snow soon enough - better “enjoy” them while I can.

Yeesh… construction much? I guess we’ll be trading the orange barrels in for snow soon enough - better “enjoy” them while I can.