I had a singularly splendid experience in early December that I did not even see coming. One of my sons did a nine month stint as a long haul trucker this past year. On a whim, I asked if he could take me on one of his runs. It turns out he could. So, I was able to spend eight days on the road with my son finding out all about the trucking way of life. It was a fantastic experience!
We traveled 3700 miles in eight days and covered ten states. We ate Slim Jims for breakfast, watched many beautiful sunrises come up over the horizon, traveled during the middle of the night, slept in a bunk at the back of the truck cab, watched movies in the dash of the truck cab when we stopped for the day. I saw my son expertly back up his truck in a very narrow space, I took showers in a truck stop which was really quite immaculate and clean!! We drank truck stop coffee, ate at truck stop diners which were full of very friendly people and wonderful food, we dropped off loads at loading docks and picked up 40,000 pounds of avocados once.
We prayed together, sang loudly to the radio, talked about life and thoroughly enjoyed this experience together as we traveled the miles.
If you know any truckers, thank them!! They keep our economy running and they do a very hard job with good will. And it is a noble profession!
I will never forget my experience of being a Trucker for a week.