"Our Hike" by Robin Grapa
Fueling the truck

BOOM! Back-to-back blog entries! Whoa! We’re sitting and waiting at a receiver so I had some spare time. This is a ‘learny’ topic that’s been on my list of things to write about for a while, so here it is! Don’t get too overly excited. And grab some popcorn.

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Feeding the beast, as I like to call it. Filling a truck up with fuel is a lot like filling up your car, but with a few major differences.

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100,000 miles

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On this last run out to California and back, Adam and I hit a pretty cool milestone – 100,000 miles driving as a team! I’ve been employed as a professional truck driver now for about six months, and it’s crazy to think that we’ve rolled these tires that far in such a short amount of time! It’s been an adventure as I’d hoped, and I’m excited for more. And nervous. It isalmost winter, after all!…

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Morning cruisin’.
#grapatruckers

Morning cruisin’.
#grapatruckers

These hills were green last time I came through. Now they’re all kinds of colors! ♡Autumn #grapatruckers

These hills were green last time I came through. Now they’re all kinds of colors! ♡Autumn #grapatruckers

He’s just too white ‘n nerdy…

Fall doesn’t need an Instagram filter. #nofilter

Fall doesn’t need an Instagram filter. #nofilter

From early this morning - yet another salt flats texture. I just can’t get enough of this place! It’s different every time we pass through!

From early this morning - yet another salt flats texture. I just can’t get enough of this place! It’s different every time we pass through!

Wow. Not like it’s pretty out here or anything tonight.

Wow. Not like it’s pretty out here or anything tonight.

When things go right
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A perfect driving day. We are enjoying these while we can. Soon the snow will be here. Ugh!

It feels like forever since I’ve written. I haven’t made any major wrong turns, gone the wrong way down a one-way street, my backing has improved, and I haven’t hit anything. Well, except for lots and lots of bugs. But they’re harmless. Anyway, sometimes with the lack of things going wrong, it seems like…

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Daily torture, begin. This is prep for future, more difficult daily torture. If I get that far. Love the pain. I think.

Daily torture, begin. This is prep for future, more difficult daily torture. If I get that far. Love the pain. I think.