Wave “Ba Bye”

The Volvos are DELIVERED!!!!

What a trial this has been from start to finish.

Tuesday was fairly uneventful. No breakdowns, no problems. Winds are usual going west on I-40 so our fuel economy went from 6.3 mpg down to 5.7 mpg. We have spent a total of nearly $2,000 on fuel for this trip – EACH of us.

We stayed the night in Flagstaff, Arizona in a “flea bag” of a hotel. We encountered rain on and off during the day. It poured down when we finally shut down for the night.

Leaving Flagstaff yesterday morning we didn’t get far. The highway – both eastbound and westbound – was shut down completely. A tornado had come through and wrecked havoc on an RV sales lot and dumped two tractor/trailers over on their sides. One went down the center median the other blocked both eastbound lanes.
Debris from RV’s were strewn across the entire width of the interstate.

I-15 was shut down for over 100 miles because of the weather system that was hovering over Arizona.

We had to take I-17 down to Phoenix to be able to connect with I-10. Lunch with our daughter, Carissa and her husband, Jaime, was a bonus. Highlight of our day.

After leaving Phoenix our trip was not too bad. No major problems. A couple issues with Joe’s air system popped up. He had a leak we could not trace. Joe figured out how to continue and we kept going.

California traffic, especially the Los Angeles area, was a bit of a nuisance but nothing to keep us from getting these Volvos delivered. FINALLY!!!

There will be more later as I have time. We are off to Salt Lake City, Utah to pick up more – wait for it – Volvos. We have to stop home to get Les. Tomorrow is the last day of his work in Tribune, Kansas. We’ll get him on Monday and then continue on to Spartanburg, South Carolina.

WooHoo. Free of those trucks finally.

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I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

7 responses to “Wave “Ba Bye”

  • Nancy

    YAY!! What GREAT news!! Lets believe the next batch of Volvos will be in good shape! Hey…they can’t be worse, right? So you already have that to look forward to! lol And so another exciting adventure begins! Can’t wait to hear how SMOOTHLY it goes!
    Love & Prayers,
    Nancy 🙂

  • gardenpinks

    Woooohooo, well done on getting them finally delivered but $2,000 on fuel?? 😦
    Fingers crossed all goes smoothly on the next trip. Hope Les will do okay. Is Pati coming too?

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xxx

  • Maureen Mathis

    NOOOOOOOOO, not more VOLVO’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYthing but a VOLVO!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!! (thought you might want a hissy fit vicariously so Joe doesn’t have to be subjected to another one….)

    ….anything for Joe!

    • Message In A Fold

      I laughed out loud at your posted comment!!! Joe asked what I found so funny and when I read this to him, he too laughed out loud.

      Thank you for sparing him of another tantrum from me 🙂 Awesome to have you as my back up!
      Love you – Leslie

  • Pati

    Yes folks, it is the last day of work in Tribune for my sweetheart, and he is looking forward to getting to work on the road. It is a challenge he is looking forward to, something he has found he enjoys doing, people here in Tribune have offered congratulations to him on his new job, and lots of hopes and blessings go to him on the road, with a promise that he will be back in town to see everyone down the road. Les is truly excited.

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