NOTE: With the exception of this one, the previous blog entries prior to June 28, 2011 were written in 2007. They were hosted on my blog at Blogspot.com. They were imported into this newer blog on WordPress.com in August of 2011.
These older blog entries began on April 10, 2007 and were a chronicle from April to October of 2007 of my adventures traveling our nation’s highways and biways as a rookie long-haul trucker. During the eight months I was on the road I traveled 73,000 miles of the “lower 48.” Those days are over for now, but it was fun in telling those stories, while they lasted.
The adventure for now ends with this post but began with this first entry.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog. Unfortunately I was forced by circumstances to put my efforts aside here. My days as a bloggist came to an abrupt halt in October of 2007, with the story left unfinished, and my readers no doubt wondering, “what happened?” My attentions were needed elsewhere and no allowances were given for writing. For that abrupt end I apologize. I remained on the road for another three months when my days as a long-haul trucker also came to an end.
I loved much of what I did in those days that began a little more than four years ago and especially of what I saw along the way. To say the least it was an eye-opening experience and a blessing to be able to travel around the country and to see all there was to be seen. From my vantage point, as I crisscrossed the continent from Seattle, Washington to Jacksonville, Florida; from Dexter Maine to Otay Mesa, California, and all-points between — it is indeed America the Beautiful — from sea to shining sea! (more…)