Citizens Bane

wpid-wp-1413204233126.jpgI Remember when truckers had their time in the sun. And the CB was the working man’s tool.  Movies like Smoky And The Bandit provide a glimpse of the life. I thought I was excited until we got one. I spoke into the microphone “can I get a handle?” WRONG! “Guys already have handles you need to introduce yourself”. “Am I coming over?” This was my way of testing the frequency.  NOPE! I should say “do you copy”. Omg I wanted to say “breaker breaker 19 this is girl about the country is that a copy?” No no no! A gal trucker I met earlier this week said “once they hear a female they go cuckoo” so she rarely uses the CB. They’ll say “what’s the color of your house”  “don’t tell them”. I mock play and everything I said was innuendo “Am I coming over” (testing if anyone copies) ” am I coming in?”  I am told there is indeed CB etiquette.  Oh dear this is Adrianna over (it) & out”

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Wyoming

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I know very little about this state. Most of the land is privately owned and oil is evident. Fracking is taking place in these areas much to the dismay of the Feds. It’s both arid like and the earth is color of unleaven bread. Being it is the least populated state I think it is a place where one can get in touch with mother nature so peaceful and serene. But I should ask first.

Nebraska

Sign off highway “Do not pick up hitchhikers” I was asked if I knew what that meant. To me it was obvious just don’t pick up hitchhikers.  “Nope it means there is a prison near by”. I also learned there are two seasons winter and construction. The candy colored cones everywhere.  The combines rolling across the fields late at night with lights giving the only indication they are out there. I took so much for granted as I  sit in a cantina with chips and salsa in front of me it dawns on me how much the work of others goes into my enjoyment. Being out here is humbling. Shalom

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Solitary Event

One of first things I notice when I decided to hop in the truck, was the lifestyle of the trucker. Here’s the distinction as I am told. “We are movers And there happens to be a truck involved” The longer I’m out here the more sense that statement makes. I see so many men out here, eating by themselves and staring out with far away eyes.  What are they thinking about?  I know what I’m thinking about. Everything that we wear eat smell taste hold buy or share came on a truck and although I am grateful they have chosen this solitary lifestyle I also hope they are more alone than lonely.

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Cheeswizconsin

Didn’t spend enough time here to get any kind of pulse of Wisconsin.  At the fuel pump now is chance to hop out and grab a drink or use the ladies room. The driver said “did you see that whole island of cheese? I didn’t I in robot mode I did not compute. Then we laughed because I said a line at some bar in Wisconsin would go like this “I  wanna fondle you and the driver says fondue you? “What”

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