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Log: Day 384

Wyoming

April 2015, Wyoming. That’s right… snow.

The idea with a log… or journal, as the case may be …is to do it daily. Well… this last week, I didn’t get to do that.

That said, it’s also worth noting that when time is short – it’s better to gather up the events and like a beautiful bunch of fragrant wild flowers, arrange them all together, in the vase, to enjoy. And so… this post is a gathering together of the events of the last few days.

This last week we were highlighted to Joplin. Jai had to handle a nagging problem created by the Missouri DMV, supposedly fixed by the Missouri DMV last year, which (as it turns out) was never fixed by the Missouri DMV.  Essentially, Jai’s medical card was entered into their system incorrectly, causing them to think it had expired. Which was of course, not so. And it needed to be fixed.

We highlighted to Joplin, planning to be there 24 hours to get this and a few other bits of business, done.

We arrived in Joplin on Tuesday afternoon.

By 11:30pm CDT, the truck was taken into the Tractor Shop for a few repairs.

After the list of needed repairs was gathered, we were sent to a hotel for the night (2 actually).

Jai had been asleep almost a full 7 hours by the time the truck went into the shop, which was a gift. The last time we were in the shop in Salt Lake City, he was up nearly 24 hours. There as nowhere to lay down. That is perhaps one of the toughest things about “team driving”…. when you go into a shop, one of the team drivers is going to get kicked out of the truck due to insurance considerations by the shop and have nowhere to get those much needed zzzzzz’s.

When we arrived at the La Quinta Inn, where we were told a reservation had been made – it turned out there was no reservation and no rooms available.

From there, we were sent to the Day’s Inn two blocks east. They had rooms.

I’ve been to Day’s Inn’s in the past and upon hearing we were going to staying at one, was less than thrilled. However! This one was lovely. The people were lovely but the hotel itself was clean, beautifully decorated with some very nice amenities i.e., an outdoor patio. Loved it.

I’m not a big fan of hotels in the first place. Much prefer my own bed, with tea pot, pans, fridge etc.,  but when it comes to it and there are now options, it’s nice to know the Joplin Day’s Inn is such a nice place to stay! (when in Joplin of course!)

 



Andrea Steward

Andrea Steward

Before driving professionally for Con-Way Truckload, Andrea was (and still is) a professional photographer/musician/singer/artist/writer and serial entrepreneur. She has written and produced 5 albums (available on CD Baby). Now... she's driving in a husband/wife truck driving team and LOVIN' IT with passion. "Life in America depends on truckers... my Grandaddy did it for 45 years, it might be in my blood!" - Andrea
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Before driving professionally for Con-Way Truckload, Andrea was (and still is) a professional photographer/musician/singer/artist/writer and serial entrepreneur. She has written and produced 5 albums (available on CD Baby). Now... she's driving in a husband/wife truck driving team and LOVIN' IT with passion. "Life in America depends on truckers... my Grandaddy did it for 45 years, it might be in my blood!" - Andrea
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3 Comments on Log: Day 384

  1. Betsy Morrow // September 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm // Reply

    Hi Andrea and Jai,

    I have been watching your videos and have started to read some of your blog. I have just recently started watching video about cooking with an Instant Pot and I came across some of your Semi Gourmet videos. I was fascinated with your cooking in your truck and how you have it organized to maximize efficient living in such a small space.

    I have started watching more of the videos about your trucking adventure. When I was younger I enjoyed going on long driving vacations sometimes by myself and sometimes with a friend or family. I use to dream about maybe being a trucker myself someday. Well that was all a long time ago and my health doesn’t permit me to drive for long hours anymore so I’m enjoying watching your video about being on the road.

    I really like seeing all the gadgets and clever inventions you have for equipping your truck to live in.

    I’m looking forward to following your travels,
    Betsy Morrow

    • Hello Betsy,

      I love that you found our channel…

      I especially enjoyed reading about your dreaming of driving a truck someday 🙂 It is an amazing adventure I have to tell you! My hope is that you’ll find some sense of having accomplished that dream (just a little 🙂 ) through watching us do it. And perhaps, it will be a bit more pleasurable from your vantage point than ours on some days!! LOL

      Glad to have you as part of our Truckin Family!

      – Andrea

    • Hi Betsy,
      Thank you for coming along for the ride!! Hehehe… it’s good to have you in the truck with us LOL.
      – Andrea

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