While waiting for our trailer to be loaded, I shot this Spring-In-November photo. What a colorful sight as we head into winter.
I call myself the “Truck Driver In Training” – not yet driving. I pay attention to everything that I can. Are you a person that pays attention to mile markers? I never did, I am working on it now.
I am the type of (car) driver that gives space for a semi-truck to enter my lane while he/she turns at traffic lights. Now that I am the passenger in the cab of a truck, my fingers tend to grip the armrests as we maneuver turns. One is an entirely different experience from the other – onlooker vs. participant.
I have now witnessed a multitude of “special gestures” from the drivers of cars forced to back up to allow our truck to turn on tight city corners. I will definitely develop much tougher skin when the wheel is in my own hands. There will be no eye contact with you (the driver of the car), I’ll just make sure I make my turn safely.
What did I not do while on the road the first day? I did not take my computer. I did not write. I took notes on my phone while sitting in the cab of a truck for three hours waiting for our trailer to be unloaded. There will be plentiful opportunity for writing (or resting). I look forward to it.