Saturday, 4 December 2010
Sorry, but time is flying by and I seem to have fallen behind with this blog. I am weekended here at the TA Truckstop, Livingston, California. Donner Pass on I80 in California was closed Thursday night for a while and when it reopened snow chains were required. My philosophy is that if conditions are bad enough that snow chains are required then I have no business being out there in it, so I got myself comfy at the TA in Sparks, Nevada prepared to wait it out.
When the restrictions were lifted next day at noon I had already missed my delivery appointment, 10am, and was still 4 1/2 hrs away with my reload to Richmond BC to be loaded before 2 pm, no chance.
I got my delivery done by 5pm but I am now stuck here till Monday for a reload. I can think of worse places, it's a pleasant 18c and warm sunshine compared to the -10c and snow back home, sorry Sue.
The top pic is the trip before this one.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Started this trip with a delivery in Lethbridge Ab and the the rest of the load taken to Vancouver BC and dropped there. Before reaching my delivery on Friday morning I was sent instructions to switch trailers in Medicine Hat and take that loaded one to Victorville, Ca.
It turned out to be a much nicer trip with more miles, I got down to San Diego, Ca, right on the Mexican border, for my reload back to Vancouver.
Winter is now well on its way and driving back over "The Coquihalla Highway" in BC was a little challenging but it will get a lot worse than this before we see summer again.
Having a few days at home now to do some hunting.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Sorry about the length of time between postings, my laptop finally gave up on me and I forgot my camera on the last trip, hopefully normal service will resume.
Sue was unlucky enough to hit a deer this week, she has more luck than I do hunting them lol.
It has caused quite a lot of damage to the car, not sure if they will write it off now!!