Sunday, April 24, 2011


Tony brought breakfast to us this morning . . .

Certainly made me smile !!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Street Art

This piece caught my eye in Kansas City the other day. Not at all clear if it is an ad or a statement - but it is really eye catching.
I used to spin wool, both on spinning wheel and drop spindle (no room in s truck for THAT activity!), so my eye still moves toward all things wooly.

Notice the arrow thru his head . . . Steve Martin sheep?
I wish I could make out the web address on the bottom. Love to know more about this.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

And Then Sometimes . . .

We are in the shop again with a DIFFERENT trailer. Apparently this us our week for trailer repair. This time the repair involves brakes and tires - can't cut corners there!
So I thought I would snap the view out my window today . . .

As you can see
It ain't always pretty!

Monday, April 18, 2011


We are sitting in Marion, Illinois waiting for a trailer axle to be fixed. I casually glanced out the window and noticed this cool old cage or box.

Leo needed a walk, so we investigated and realized what it really was . . .

An old jail cell.
The drop down bunk was the give away.
The guys in the shop said their boss collects weird old stuff.
The story on this is that it was part of the original county jail. Maybe late 19th or early 20th century.
Notice the wheels on it. I guess they could have bern rolled into any configuration that might have been needed.
We see such interesting sights out here on the road.

I guess this sort of sighting is what keeps each day fresh and new.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Meet Luna and her owner/trainer, Regina Mayer of Bavaria.  
Denied a horse by her parents, the teen decided to devote her attention to the calf, Luna.  
Google "Luna the Cow" and you will be able to read all about the pair.

They made me smile this week.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Trailer Stacking

While out driving on our nation's interstate highway system, you may have noticed that sometimes flatbed trailers will be stacked on one another to be moved around the country.  These will either be a two stack or a three stack.

One might surmise that there would be very large forklifts employed to lift the trailers up onto the bottom trailer.

Certainly makes sense. 

How else would they get those things on top of each other?


Whoa . . . 


No forklift involved. 

 There is a ramp available for "decking" trailers and that is all. 

Yep . . . . back a trailer up to the ramp,
unhook from it and 
go get the next one
back that one up the steep and narrow ramp and 


Luckily, we only had to do a two stack.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Viva El Paso

We get thru Texas very rarely these days. On this run, we got to drive I-10 from Beaumont to El Paso.

Since we are leaving via El Paso, I'll leave you with this fine example of roadside kitch . . .

Oddly enough, this can be found alongside I-95 in South Carolina.

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Monday, April 11, 2011


We just spent 2 utterly relaxing days in a hotel while sitting on layover to pickup a load this morning.

Much to Tony's delight, we were in such a boring place that I couldn't find anything for us to do. He is usually game for my adventures, but would be just as happy with delivery pizza and an NCIS marathon.

That's what he got this time!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Street Art

This was across the road from the previous piece I posted.
Not sure why these had been done on this stretch of roadway, but there are still several more to show.

But, back to this piece . . . so much going on here it is hard to take it all in.

There is this guy . . .

And then this fellow who really looks like an ancient Homer Simpson . . .

wearing purple footie jammies !?!?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Street Art

If you read this blog, you know that I absolutely go nuts over good street graphics and groovy yard art.
We hit the Mother Lode in Kansas City recently.

Check out this handsome fellow:

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Downtown KCMO

We have absolutely no idea what this building might, or if it is even a building. I can tell you it is large and shiny and smack in the middle of Downtown Kansas City, MO.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Container World

Ever year, over 100 million containers are shipped around the world. Lots and lots are moved through the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach.
Today, we are DEEP IN "Container World".

We have not done very much container work, but are always intrigued by the hustle and bustle of this industry.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Off the Interstate

Most of our driving is done on Interstates - they get you where you need to be quickly and with very little fuss.

If it is daytime and the weather is moderate, we love to take America's scenic backroads.

And look for interesting local eats.

Always about food, ain't it.

Anyway - this is one of our classic finds. No frills. Just real good food.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ice on the Lake

This is a pretty good picture of the ice on the lake as we crossed on the ferry.

About half the lake was open water and half was ice.

The ferry kept the ice on their route open, but the rest was solid.

Please note that this is in 
It is cold up there much longer than we are used to!