Monday, May 25, 2009

Truckers casserole

When you are out on the road mostly all the food you can eat has to be cooked in a microwave which can be pretty boring. So when you get bored enough you get creative. I invented a tuna noodle casserole except I call mine the truckers casserole. I know there are probably some of you out there who would like to try my invention so this is what you do. You will need a bowl of the easy mac and cheese, a small can of tuna, a small can of peas and salt and pepper. Follow the mac and cheese directions and pop that in the microwave, drain tuna and peas, mix together with mac and cheese and cook another 30 seconds to 1 minute longer salt and pepper to taste and voila you have the truckers casserole. So if you try it please leave me a comment to let me know what you think. If you think it sounds disgusting do not comment. I am finally back in Indiana and I start my classes tomorrow morning as soon as I am finished I will be on my way home. I don't care if it's by bus, plane, train or automobile I am going home. I am so glad that I did this and finished it out, there is no way to describe this experience there is nothing like it. All I can say is that it's pretty wild.

Friday, May 22, 2009

headed for Indiana

Mike and I have just picked up our last load together. We are in California now headed for Chicago. We will arrive there early Sunday morning then he is taking me to Indiana. Once I get there I will have to do a couple days of class work and then I graduate. Then I am headed home for a few days to spend with Chelle for her birthday. I can not wait to get home see Chelle, pet my kitty cats and just sit in my house. I don't know how the process works once I am done with training. Like getting home, getting on my truck and teaming up with my friend who will not be done with training for a week or two. So, when I get all that information I will give an update. I do have more pictures coming I just have to wait to get off the road to upload them. The desert holds up the whole process. Speaking of the desert I do not understand folks who live there. I mean you live on a rock full of sand, there is no signal for ANYTHING and you have to deal with snakes. I will not even use the rest areas in the desert let alone live there. Well I did use one rest area in Nevada. There rest areas are horrible, out house horrible but I found a modern day area so I stopped because it was urgent when I walked up to it there was a huge sign that said Watch For Snakes And Scorpians. I was freaked but the cleaning lady assured me there were no snakes or scorpions in the building at that time. I did not believe her because she was standing out side with me. I did use the facility full of fear and made a vow to myself never to use rest areas in Nevada, New Mexico, And Arizona. There maybe others but these are the big ones. Give me New York and snow any day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

This is a picture of a small sandstorm that we drove through in California.
Below are some pictures I took in Arizona at a rest stop

Sunday, May 3, 2009

End in sight

I have not had much time to blog lately. I drive 10 hrs straight and go to sleep and get up and do it all over again. We run pretty tight runs so we have to keep moving. I am on a dedicated run and we run the same route everyday. We were running I40 to I44 which takes us up through Texas and Arizona. Now that it is spring we are running I88 and going through Wyoming. Last night I went to sleep in Oklahoma where it was 70 degrees and woke up in Wyoming where it was 30 degrees and snow on the ground. We ended up in Utah a few hours later and was back to summer weather. It's pretty cool being out here because if you don't like the weather where you are, in 2 hours or so it will be completely different. Like 2 days ago we left Illinois and it was cold and rainy in 2 hours we were in Iowa and it was warm and sunny. I have 2 more weeks on the road and I will be completely done with training. I just have to go back to Indiana for a couple more classes and I am going home for a few days.