Archive for December, 2007

Update from the Fontana Terminal

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

goofing off

Hi! It’s Brenda updating again. We visited my Dad the other night at the Fontana Terminal. It was great to see him and check out his new Kenworth. The overall consensus is that it is SMALL! But not too small for my Dad to cook himself an entire meal in! Below is photo of him showing me his meal he cooked. I don’t remember what it was but it did have salad and vegetables and stuff. My Dad is the BEST. He also knits, but you knew that already.

my dad shows me the dinner he cooked yesterday entirely in his truck

After we poked around his truck and took a bunch of photos of ourselves in the truck yard, we went out to dinner at The Olive Garden. It was CC’s birthday and I wasn’t about to miss out on that photo/blog opportunity.

the whole blurry family

The lighting in the restaurant was horrible and I hate to use my awful flash so here is a photo of CC reenacting her birthday wish. I didn’t catch the first wish since my camera was not shooting when I was pushing the button down. Don’t you hate that? I’m so glad my family doesn’t mind their lives being blogged and they will even pose for me so I can get the shot that tells the story.

cc fakes a wish

It was a fun night. After lots of hugs and Mom taking five million years to reorganize Dad’s stuff, we left him so he could get some sleep before heading to Calgary, Canada with a haz mat load. HAZ MAT!!! Actually it was just paint but still it sounds pretty scary! Heading over the border with highly flamable materials… sounds like a job for TOM the Trucker!

an update from the road…

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Hi! It’s Brenda again. My Dad called me this morning and here is his news:

1. The new truck is a Kenworth, called it a “KW”. Lovingly called an “ant eater” because the nose slopes down like an ant eater… though he’s not sure. The ant eater could be a different model. He likes the truck. It’s very quiet. The cab is super narrow.

“If mom goes with me, I can reach over and unlock the cab door.” (I thought he was going to say he could lean over and kiss her but he didn’t say that.)

2. He headed out with the truck on Monday to Reno. Then turned right around with a load back to Fontanna. Nine hundred some miles.

3. On Wednesday, he headed to denver with $500,000 worth of computer equipment. That’s half a million dollars worth of equipment! He had to drive 200 miles before he could make his first stop. This is company policy so theives don’t chase the truck. How scary! They require that you have to a full tank, a full log book and have eaten your meal.

4. From Denver he picked up a load of dog food heading to Buckeye Arizona, just west of Phoenix. From there he will head to El Paso Texas for Monday. That will make about 3200 miles for the week—which is good.

5. He found some free wifi at an Indian casino but wasn’t able to upload any pictures… something wrong with the laptop. He did check his email though.

And that’s all I have for now. Happy Trails Dad!