Joe has no brake lights in the trailer electrical plug at the back of his cab. The DOT (Department of Transportation) requires all lights to work properly on any vehicle traveling our roads.
Besides it is good to know when the person in front of you has applied the brakes so you have a clue what is happening on the roadway ahead.
We are at the T/A – TravelCenters of America – in Edinburg, Texas. We have been here for close to three hours. There is one tech on duty at this facility. Right now, at 10:00 pm that tech is on a mandatory break. The woman at the service desk thought the situation was quite funny and laughed hysterically. Joe, on the other hand, is not very happy.
We have been working some crazy hours. Up just after dawn and working until midnight. Trying to hold Joe back and get him to adopt a slower pace…..you go outside and approach a tree. Tell that tree to stop moving. See how much luck you have with that.
You may be interested to know that quite a number of Fort Worth’s “Finest” were taking Driver’s Ed day before yesterday. The police officers drove around a closed course near the Texas Motor Speedway dodging orange cones.
I think they may have been given pointers on fast driving by a race car driver, or two.
The sky has threatened rain during our trips from McAllen to Ft. Worth. Leaden clouds have intrigued me.
We did encounter a small thunderstorm south of San Antonio day before yesterday.
After the brief shower I was greeted by a beautiful rainbow rising from the areas desert.
Junk trucks are what we are hauling this week. As a matter of fact, most of the engine is in the front seating area of Joe’s back truck this trip. We’ve had a couple doozies.
This trip is the last for us for a while. Disney World and our children await next week. It is finally here. We have, as a family, been planning this reunion since February. I get daily calls from our kids. The excitement in their voices rises as each day passes.
I’ve received packing tips, information about what luggage to take on an airplane, and been asked numerous times if there will be a lot of walking involved.
Walking your feet off is what is going to happen!
Some of our children will be driving. I get questions about the best places to stop and see things, such as the World’s Biggest Ball of Yarn amongst other attractions.
I don’t know. If it can’t be seen from the highway then I have no idea it even exists!
Needless to say, as the time draws nearer, our kids are still that. Our excited kids that have a dancing and gleeful screaming inner child that is so ready to take on Mickey Mouse and all his friends.
Life is fantastic and our kids make it worth living.
I hope you have something to look forward to and feel like a giddy kid once again 😀