"Hey, guess what? Fifth-wheel grease stains everything...." Wendy knows because, well, she touched it...
"They have people scheduled to maintain the snack bar -- why couldn't they schedule someone to maintain the fuel-isle flow? I would gladly give up a rolling rack of butt rockets for a fuel island ...
"I applaud the trucker who let ride with him -- you're a brave fellow. When I asked George if he'd let Anne do a ridealong with him, he flat out said, 'Hell no.'"
Weirdest family conversation ever -- on the subject of November, facial hair, wigs and more.
The Parker family squabbles: Son's got road fever, daughter's itching for her chance -- that leaves Wendy wondering what happened to her ringside seat to the journey...
Wendy's GoPro video fail: "So Max, about the video, George says he'll take care of you and that I'm a dork.... It's nice to be loved."
Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.
Sort of a holy grail, Wendy writes: It "fell fifteen feet out of my office window into a rock garden, sat there through a rain storm" and came out sounding great.
Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles their adventures and her observations from the shotgun position in her blog and at their website, thegeorgeandwendyshow.weebly.com
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