The "Big Red Truck"

The "Big Red Truck"

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I am no longer disappointed

This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but because we outran our signal, I had to wait until today to actually post it.

I am no longer disappointed. My Secret Pal came through for me.
She knew how much I was lusting after this:

and Lo and behold when my sister went and checked the mail the other day....there it was with a nice little note about this being only the first surprise. Now that is exciting, granted, I haven't gotten to actually see or hold my very own copy of the book yet....but I have it on really good authority that it is with my mail and will be there when we get on the other side of the country again and can pick up the mail.

We are in Colorado right now. My grandmother is extremely ill and so my wonderful DH decided that we could go the long route to our delivery in LA and swing through Colorado Springs, CO and see my granny. My folks picked us up at the truck stop because it was their day to come to town and spend the meal times with my granny feeding her and just being with her. We also had to have another small problem (less than $200) with our truck fixed and were able to do that before my folks got to town and so DH was able to go with us to see granny and out to lunch. We went to a Chinese Buffet and had a good lunch with my folks. We then had to get back to the truck and head out, but not before we went with my Dad to look at a truck that he's looking to buy. He kind of wanted DH's opinion on it, so we went and spent an hour or so looking at it and my Mom and I sat and visited in the car while the boys took the truck out for a test drive.

I have some pictures of things that we saw on the road from Peetz, CO to Casper WY. You know you always hear about the land marks that people saw as they were traveling on the wagon trains. Well we went up the back roads out of Sidney, NE and were able to see Chimney Rock. It was about sundown and the rock was outlined against the colors of the sky. It was beautiful.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoythe glimpses of our journies


QueenMeadow said...

I just found your blog last week and have really enjoyed reading about your experiences and seeing the wonderful pictures you share.

cindybmw2004 said...

I guess I could go back and read all of your blogs, but how long have you been on the road. Hubby and I have talked about getting an RV and stopping when and where and how long we want. This could happen in a couple of years, Maybe! LOL I'm still not sure about being on the road all the time, but hey.....I love reading about your travels!

bruce80118 said...

How do you afford diesel at $2.90/gal and make a living?

Lufah said...

Just wanted to say that I love your blog - I love travelling, but don't get to do it nearly as much as I used to. On our honeymoon, my husband and I drove past Courthouse Rock in Nebraska, and seeing your pictures reminded me of that day. :)

Lynda said...

I am soooo glad to know that people are actually reading my blog and that they are liking it. To answer some of the questions.

We have been on the road full time for 6 years. We have owned our own truck all of that time and our own trailer for 2 1/2 of those years.

Bruce asked about the cost of gets a little harder when the prices go up, but we do get some fuel surcharge which helps to offset the rising costs.

Thank you all for the kind comments and observations.

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy your book. I have just returned from a grueling week in Ohio. So glad to be back home, because now I plan your next suprise :-)
I hope your mom is better. I know just seeing you must have helped a lot.
Hugs and drive safely!