Well, Josh started to write an entry a week or two ago, and I have been waiting for him to finish it and post it before I write any more, but I think that I better write anyway and just insert his entry later. We are alive still, and still driving.
We are currently on our way from the Hammond, IN to Montebello, CA. Basically from Chicago to LA. I don’t know what it is about disaster areas, but we seem to be sent to them a lot. Right after the Minneapolis bridge collapsed, we had to go through Minneapolis, and now in the midst of raging wildfires in southern CA, we get sent there. I’m sure we’ll be fine though. The good news is that we got to go through SLC on our way and see our family.
Our last two loads took us from the Chicago area to New Jersey and back again. We especially enjoyed the westbound trip. We were able to take our time, and really enjoyed the beautiful trees in Pennsylvania. It made me want to move there even more. We went to church in Brookville, Pennsylvania. They had a nice little ward there and were very welcoming. One family even invited us to their house for dinner after church. We enjoyed a delicious dinner and great company. That made me want to move there even more! Maybe we will…
When we were in Hammond to unload our last load, we drove by a really funny sign. The sign said, ”We believe in Community. We exist because of you. Thank you for your patronage.” What’s so funny about that, you ask? Well, it was on the side of a liquor store. It might as well have said, “Thank you for being such a heavily boozing community.”
We have definitely been enjoying the cooler weather. The northern part of the country is much more pleasant in October than the southern part. We even saw some snow as we drove across Wyoming. It has been nice to be able to leave the truck off at night and have it cool enough to sleep.