Sunday, May 11, 2008

There's a freeway running through the yard

HARRISBURG, PA - The morning after my last blog post, I met fellow truck blogger GiGi in a Texarkana Flying J bathroom. We were both brushing our teeth and washing our faces in the early morning hours, and she said, "Don't you just love living out of public bathrooms?" And I looked at her pink Schneider hat and her slightly familiar face and said, "Wait, are you GiGi? Do you have a blog?" I wish we'd had more time to talk and share road stories, but instead we both had to run off in our respective trucks. I even forgot to ask for her real name in that bleary-eyed morning rush.

It's a small world, kids, and the Internet makes it smaller still. Hi GiGi! Hopefully next time we'll actually share a meal?

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Last night I drove from midnight through morning through the longest part of Virginia on I-81, just me and the night and coffee and cigarettes. Talked to my man, middle of the night on the east but barely midnight back in Cali, and his voice was like a lantern in the dark, calming my nerves. When the dawn came over the Shenandoah Valley it was all shades of purple through a fog thick as dreams. The fog had lifted by the time I drove through a tiny chunk of Maryland, and I had to fight against myself to not take the exit for I-70 east and go to Baltimore.

It's all dreams and false alarms, Amelia, as always.

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Finally getting a chance to go through and upload some pictures I've taken in the last few weeks. You can find the whole set over here on Flickr. I'll be adding to it as I keep going. Here are a few of my favorites (click on the pictures for bigger versions):

Skyline face
My trainer was trying to take a picture of the Nashville skyline. What he got instead was the outline of my face over the landscape.

A selection of sunrises and sunsets:
Before dawn (rest area in Arkansas)
A rest area in Arkansas just before dawn
Truck yard sunrise (Phoenix, AZ)
Truck yard sunrise in Phoenix, AZ
Sunset storm clouds over Illinois
Sunset storm clouds over southern Illinois
Sunrise over Shenandoah
Shenandoah Valley sunrise

1 comment:

Gi-Gi Roxx said...

Of course we'll share a meal. Well... we can share a table.. I'm not fond of sharing food... I'm selfish like that. haha!