These truckers were paid tourists today

| April 01, 2012
  • Ed DuBois

    I would have to say in or outside of trucking that’s what you would have to say is close to a perfect day

  • Don Lanier

    Phil,
    My first trucking job was a driveaway from Louisville KY to Sacremento CA delivering 6 wheel drive Boom trucks from the truck builder to the Boom Crane installer, I would get a cab back to the Amtrak Station and then ride the train from Sacremento to Louisville. I explored the city there as much as I could and one thing about parking near the train station is, ITS A COLLEGE TOWN, and lots of folks take the day trains into and out of the city, the old sacremento area is wonderful and has touches of the Old West, Tourist attractions etc and some great restaurants for Southwestern fare. I drove out there all season and one year in a very bad snowstorm was stranded out in Reno for three days before the Donner Pass was cleared , and learned the history of the Donner expedition, UGH, and the trains that have run through the Mountains even in horrific snow conditions, riding in a train, or a truck looking at snow drifts 18 feet or higher as you go past in the train/truck is a bit eerie. Its a beautiful area Sacremento, and I once found myself sitting next to Sir Charles Barkley as he was on a train headed towards Las Vegas. Thanks for the commentary its always interesting.

  • Phil Madsen

    Thank you, Ed and Don. I must say, Sacramento was a real find for us. San Francisco is not far and gets lots of attention in this part of the country. But Sacramento is a worthy tourist destination in its own right. We’ll visit again when we get the chance.

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