Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Got back home again last night after another quick turn around. Left for Milwaukee, Wi Saturday tea time and delivered Monday morning.
I got my reload before I was empty which was in Arcadia, Wi.
Loaded Monday afternoon and dropped the trailer at the receivers in Winnipeg Tuesday afternoon - 1750 miles.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Sorry I don't have any photos this week, the re-chargeable batteries for the camera decided to fail.
Left on Sunday bound for Shelby, Oh for delivery Tuesday 7.00am. When I got into the yard to pick up my trailer to go the paperwork said to drop trailer at Shelby. Arrived there 6.30 Tuesday, dropped trailer and picked up empty one to take to Mount Hope, Oh and load back to Winnipeg arriving back there at 2.30 Thursday afternoon. Another nice little trip of 2490 miles.
Ready to go again Saturday to get me home before the end of next week to move house.
The only slightly unusual thing about this trip was the amount of Amish people around the Mount Hope area, all scooting around in their horse pulled buggies. Will get some photos next time.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Had a really great trip, almost 3300 miles in 5 1/2 days. Delivered in Delta, just outside Vancouver Monday morning and reloaded just the other side of the river in New Westminster to deliver Quesnel in the middle of BC. Got to Quesnel Monday night and they were still open so unloaded and reloaded me with a load I was to take back to Steinbach.
Tuesday morning it was "eastbound and down, loaded up and trucking" and I made it home by Wednesday night.
Lots of wildlife on this trip and some beautiful scenery on some roads I hadn't travelled before. It was nice to cross the Rockies in some decent weather, last time I crossed over them and into Golden it snowed all the way but it was in January 2008.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

My Dad has been in hospital the last couple of days and may have to undergo surgery. Just to let you know that we are all thinking of you Dad, get well soon. Won't be long till we see you!!

Today was a strange day with the weather, it is 6th June and I had snow in Saskatchewan and Alberta. It did brighten up once I got into the mountains though.
Managed to get a photo of a black bear, I have seen quite a few now but never had the camera ready or been quick enough.
Tomorrow should see me close to Vancouver by mid afternoon with my delivery at 7.00am Monday.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Went to Red River Speedway last night to watch stock car racing, with Craig and Gremmie, Watching this on tv really does not give you a true impression of the noise, speed and skill of these drivers on an oval, dirt circuit.
What good value entertainment and takes place every Thursday so will try and make it again when the weather is better.