But wait. . . what are the rest of the crew doing? Tony is driving - probably on cruise control. He is finishing up an audio book that we get through a rental program at the truckstops. It is a brand new Clive Cussler audio and I'll finish it up tonight on my shift. Then we'll turn it in and rent another one. They aren't cheap, but since there are 3 or 4 days of listening to each one, we consider it money well spent.
Leo is in his co-pilot car seat helping Tony drive. He looks so macho in his sheepskin lined harness. He is also snacking on an apple/chicken treat that I gave him. We found a great doggie boutique in Washington and suffice it to say that Leo has a full cupboard of treats. When the weather turns colder again, we will take him in and try on several coats and sweaters to see what the well dressed truck dog will be wearing next season.
It isn't always this sweet in the truck. . . sometimes it is downright icky, but right now is one of those sublime moments to be savored and remembered. So, help me remember it when we are caught in a blizzard and facing Snowqualamie Summit with snow chains on the truck!