Well, I made it back from Otay Mesa to Fontana. I picked up a load going to Reno, NV. This will entail a run up 395 through Inyo and Mono Counties. Beautiful country to travel through!
Otay Mesa, Finally
Oh my gosh, that is a LONG drive over from Phoenix. Instead of jinking down to I-8 in Gila Bend, I ran down the Coachella Valley from Coachella to El Centro. Backtracked a little bit. The climb up and over the mountain and down into San Diego is killer. Smoked the brakes going down the hill.
I'm sure the morning commuters were not happy to get on the freeway at 70mph and immediately have to slow down for a 30mph truck crawling down the grade.
Time for my sleep break and then I'll pick up an empty and shoot back to Fontana to pick up a Drop/Relay load (dropped by a local driver to be picked up by a system dog).
LIFE AS A WESTERN REGION DRIVER
ALRIGHT! I've passed my tests and I'm qualified to drive this beast. Now, let's get the heck on down the road. I'M A TRUE PUMPKINHEAD NOW.
I find that I do my best thinking while the wheels are rolling the miles away. Unfortunately most of that deep thinking doesn't stick around when I'm done driving. I find that more urgent things take my attention and the earth-saving ideas I had quietly slip into the haze of half-remembered feelings and emotions. I should get a voice recorder or something. I'll have to remember to do that.