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Traveling Across Country in an 18 wheeler

Updated on August 16, 2011

How to Travel the USA and Get Paid For It

Have you ever wanted to travel all around the United States and couldn't afford to? You could do it the way that my husband and I did. We drove semi trucks for various trucking companies. IF you are lucky, you will be able to find parking where you can take a taxi to go see some of the sights you have always wanted to see. You will see quite a few states if you drive across country. We visited all 48 states during our 9 years of team driving. Due to health reasons, I had to get off the truck and my husband continued driving solo.

Family with truck
Family with truck

What about my family?

Will I Be Able To Bring Them With Me On My Truck?

If your company allows, you will be able to take your spouse/girlfriend and child on the truck with you for a certain amount of time so that he/she will be able experience the traveling also. You will be traveling in a modified RV. If you have an upper and lower bunk, you will be able to have your child sleep in the top bunk. This makes for a very good bonding time. Make sure they bring along plenty of things to keep the child busy in case they start getting bored with the scenery.

Toy Trucks - To Help Keep Your Children Happy On Your Truck

Women Truck Drivers
Women Truck Drivers

I'm A Single Woman

Is it possible for me to Travel by Driving A Semi Truck?

Yes, most women out driving trucks are out with their husbands with teams but more and more single women are going out and driving a Big Rig on their own. If you are the type of woman who loves to be alone and just visit with people once in a while. This job is perfect for you. You can drive as a solo driver just like the men. As a matter of fact, they are finding out that some women are the best drivers. Probably because they think they have to prove to the men that they are just as good as the men.

Photo Credit: This picture is a creative commons commercial photo from CDN

Woman Truck Driver - What Is It Like Driving A Truck

Gene talks about what women in trucking face and how they are treated or at least how she has been treat over the last 11 years. She also talks about trucking today during a recession.

Hubby's Dream Truck

Hubby's Dream Truck
Hubby's Dream Truck
I80 Truck Stop
I80 Truck Stop

My Favorite Truck Stops

Where We Were Treated Like Regular People

I80 Truck Stop, Walcott, IA - One of my favorite truck stops. This truck stop has about everything that you could possibly want. Want to trick out the truck? They have a chrome shop and parts shop downstairs. They also have a restaurant, fast food area, gifts, showers, etc. Oh yes, and lots of parking. Click on the picture to get a virtual tour of the I80 Truck Stop.

Petro in San Antonio, TX - This is a good place to park if you want to go see the Alamo, the Tower of Americas, the Riverwalk, San Antonio Zoo, Sea World, Art Museums, a San Antonio Spurs game, or whatever. You would have to take a taxi to get to these places or rent a car. They are all worth seeing. Coming up April 22-23 (Easter weekend) is a great big fiesta in San Antonio. There will be a parade Friday during the day and Saturday night, carnival rides and a completely festive atmosphere.

Sids Truck Stop, Sparks, NV or Alamo Truck Stop, Reno, NV - Want to gamble like all the non-truckers? These are the truck stops to do it. You can go in have a hot dinner, take a shower, play casino games (to include the one armed bandit), and get a room for the night if you want to.

Jubitz, Portland OR - Truck stops are few and between up here. We were always so happy to get to this one that had good parking, good food, and wonderful showers.

Rip Griffins, Barstow, CA - Another area that has few truck stops. We always stopped here to get our trucks washed (as Calif is very strict on their laws and would pull over a dirty truck and trailer), have a good shower, eat supper and then sleep in the truck knowing we would be safe.

I 80 Truck Stop - Walcott, IA

World's Largest Truck Stop

Our Dog Bandit on Dash in Our Truck
Our Dog Bandit on Dash in Our Truck

Have a Pet You To Take on Truck With You?

Check with your trucking company first.

This is a picture of our dog Bandit who had been in our truck with us since he was 2 weeks old. He stayed in the truck until we lost our truck in December 2004. Some companies will allow pets, some won't. A lot of times, pets aren't allowed in trucks because the company has had drivers leave pets in the truck that tear the trucks up. Some will allow you to take a pet if you pay a deposit. Then there are the friendly trucking companies that will allow you to take your pet without a deposit. It doesn't hurt to ask if you can bring a pet with you. They make nice company, cut down on your stress, and have you do some exercise by walking them. Always keep your pets on a leash. Just one little slip-up by your pet could cause them to get run over by someone that is not watching....or that aim for them on purpose.

Dogs Between Doors - Truck Driver's Pets on the Truck

An introduction to the Dogs Between Doors organization and its website, www.dogsbetweendoors.com . The focus is on over-the-road drivers and their pets. The website is being improved every day and please view the video and hopefully, you'll visit the site...

cooking turkey for thanksgiving
cooking turkey for thanksgiving

Cooking in the Truck

A Lifesaver for Truckers on a Time Schedule

While we were in the truck, we decided we were tired of eating out all the time. We got ourselves an electric cooler that we plugged into a cigarette lighter in the truck to keep sodas, lunch meats and other foods cool. I also set it near an air vent for the AC. The other items that we carried with us were a coffee pot for hubby to make his own coffee and a large crockpot with a 1000 watt inverter. We could have probably used just a 500 watt inverter for the crockpot. I had been known to cook a roast with potatoes and carrots and invite other drivers over to eat supper with us. Many of them enjoyed a home (or should I say truck) cooked meal. I made a stew another time. I would put the food into the crockpot, place the crockpot on the floor of the sleep area and set it on low until supper that evening and it would be great.

This is now recommended to drivers so that they can save money and eat healthier while they are on the road. I know it saved us a lot of money and greasy food.

BBQ Pork Ribs
BBQ Pork Ribs

Ingredients

  • Non-Stick Spray
  • 4 lbs Country Pork Ribs (approx 6 ribs)
  • Commercially prepared BBQ Sauce

Instructions

  1. Spray the crock and add 2 ribs on bottom. Pour some commercial BBQ Sauce over these to ribs. Do this 2 more times. Cook on low until done...approximately 8 hours. Add some salad and soft music and you have a romantic dinner. With some left over for another meal.
Cast your vote for Barbeque Pork

Things Trucker Saw While Truck Driving - Wonderful Things To Be Seen From A Truck

Teddy Bear - My Favorite Trucking Song

Sad song about a kid who is crippled and loves truckers because his dad was a trucker but died.

Teddy Bears Last Ride - Just found this one

FYI - This is not done by Red Sovine. It is sang by an Aussie country music artist known as Nev Nicholls. It is a real tear jerker.

Child In Semitruck
Child In Semitruck

Games To Play With Kids On Truck

To Keep Them From Getting Bored

On the long trips, children tend to get bored, especially as they get older. Try playing some games with them.

One of the games that can be played is to identify how many of a certain type or color of car. Maybe change that to how many of a certain type of 18 wheeler you see on the road. For Instance, how many Wiley Sander's Trucks you see or how many cabovers you see.

Another is a word game where a category is chosen or not. The first player picks a word and the next has to come up with a word starting with the last letter of the other word and so on. Some children love this type of game and others don't. You will have to play it by ear.

You could make up some bingo card with different type things you might see on the trip and play travel bingo with your children. Have some little gifts you could give the winner....maybe a quarter toward playing one of the video games at the truck stop when you have the time to stop.

Here is a link to some printable travel games for you to take on the trip with you. Children tend to lean toward the handheld video games lately. If your child tends toward motion sickness, this could make it worse.

Remember if you don't keep their minds busy while they are awake on the trip with you, they might have a tendency toward boredom. I know as we took our grandson with us and that is all we heard. I have heard this from other truck drivers that have taken their children with them also.

Photo Credit: Melissa Gutierrez, Creative Commons License

Tell us about some of your experiences.

Have you ever thought of Driving a Semi - OR have you driven a truck

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @dawnsnewbeginning: It was interesting.

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      dawnsnewbeginning 4 years ago

      Sounds like an interesting venture!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @Blkeeslar: It was what I had to do at the time. For someone who is not a homebody, it is great.

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      Billie Keeslar 4 years ago from Mississippi

      Sounds like a reeeeeal adventure. i think your were very brave for doing it

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @EbooksFreeWeekl1: It was adventurous but after a time, I was ready to settle down.

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      EbooksFreeWeekl1 4 years ago

      Absolutely venturous! Nice lens :)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You are welcome. If you enjoy traveling, it isn't too hard. If you have any health problems though, it can be really hard on you. One of the biggest problems is getting the sleep that you require and the stress of the traffic and getting the load where it belongs on time.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      yes, my husband and i have done a couple long road trips and admired a lot of the big rigs, a lot of them are beautiful. we've often wondered what it was like to drive for a living, i found this lens very interesting, thank you!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @waldenthreenet: thank you

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @TheGourmetCoffe: Thank you. It was an interesting adventure.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is an incredible way to see the countryside. We travel in a caravan, but would like to sell that and by a bus or RV but if younger this would be a great idea that's for sure.

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      John Steinbeck's "Travels With Charlie" is much much better fit for many like me. Congrads on your Squidoo level 60. Converstions leads to deeper thinking. THanks.

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      TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

      What an interesting lens! Really admire you for what you are doing. It looks like your dog is having a grand time touring the country. Loved the videos about "things you see," some of them are amazing. Will come visit for updates. Thank you for sharing.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @RawBill1: Thank you for your lovely comment. I think some women would like being over the road but most of us are communal type people and truck driving is not that way. It is a rather lonely life.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @CherylsArt: It was ok. I really would have rather been in an office but it became necessary for me to be out there to save our marriage. I don't think our marriage would have lasted if I hadn't gone out with him. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @MamaKris: As long as you have the constitution to be able to be out there without a lot of company, you would be ok. Just remember, while you are driving, he is sleeping and vice versa. The only time hubby and I would be together is if we thought he needed to be up front for safety reasons (ie, ice on the road) or we were taking our shower and eating between shifts. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @NidhiRajat: Thank you for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @NC Shepherd: Yes, actually being out there in the truck seeing what they have to go through to get our goods to us does open the eyes. Glad you were able to have the experience and use the crockpot while you were out there. Thank you about letting us know about your experience.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @LissaKlar LM: Thank you. I tried to find some good videos. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a wonderful comment. I really do appreciate all the comments I get.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @debsgreatfinds: Yes, not being home is a big drawback to driving a semi truck. Sometimes they are not home for months at a time even though they tell you that you will be home every weekend. We sometimes didn't see our home for a long time. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know about your son.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Yes, that is one thing about trucking....if it dries up in one place, there is usually another that you can move on to. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know about your experience with semi trucks.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Wow! Yes, many women join their husbands on the road after the little ones are gone. I have actually seen women truck drivers out there with preschool children that are team drivers with their husbands. I don't think I could have handled that. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment for me. I love to hear of other's experiences.

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      modz 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @modz: Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I really do appreciate it.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Wow! I would have hated not to be able to take a shower every day. That was one perk that we really took advantage of. Congratulations on having been a truck driver. You were out there when it was really hard on women. I miss it sometimes but not all that much because I am more of the office worker type than the truck driver. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know that you drove a truck, too.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @KeagansKorner: Thank you for commenting on my lens. Yes, you do tend to make a lot of friends out on the road, especially other drivers.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @happynutritionist: We had to watch out for our health the best that we could. The truck stop food is so greasy. They are starting to try to get away from that but when we were out on the road, I cholesterol went up so high that we had to do something and it broke the monotony. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @dezixpromo: Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @stylishimo1: Thank you for your wonderful comment. LOL about he cooler looking trucks.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @WeirdStuff: Glad I was able to remind you about your dream. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @nightbear lm: Thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, some people really do love driving for a living.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @shekharsaxena007: Thank you for your comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Michey LM: Thank you. I keep trying to find things to add to it but may need to start another one and link them. Thank you for commenting and letting me know your read my lens.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Srena44: Thank you for your comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @jlshernandez: Thank you for your lovely comment. You are right. Not all of them are equal. My husband said that there are only 2 or 3 people that he would be able to sleep while they drive and I am one of them. He sometimes asks me to go get my Class A CDL again.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Retro Loco: They were ok. I would have preferred to be working in an office than a truck though. LOL But, hubby was there and we had some really wonderful times together. Thank you for your comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @sheriangell: Driving team is ok, but you are up in the air when you hit a bump in the road if you are in the sleeper. That is not the bad part. LOL It is when you hit the mattress that it is bad. Thank you for your lovely comment on my lens.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Swisstoons: LOL When I think of all that driving, I want to stretch my legs, too. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @gypsyman27 lm: Thank you for your wonderful comment. I know that hubby bonded with grandson when we took him out on the road. We took him out before he learned what being bored was. LOL

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @delia-delia: Thank you for your wonderful comment. The truck stops are interesting even if you are driving a car. We stop at them all the time.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Mishael A Witty: Yes, isn't it nice when they drive locally so they can be home to be with the family. My husband thinks about going over the road again and then thinks about how lonely it will be and changes his mind.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @JennySui: Thank you for dropping me a lovely comment and letting me know you had read my lens.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @angeliquescreations: Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @SofiaMann: You would be surprised at how little courage had to do with it. I was bound and determined to keep my family together and driving that truck is what it took. Thank you for your comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your lovely comment. You do what you have to do to keep your family together.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Carmel Aaron: Thank you for the lovely comment, Carmen.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @knit1tat2: Good for you on driving the bus and the other type trucks. I never got to drive the automatics. Mine were all 9, 10 or 13 speed stick shifts. That was fun to learn, believe me.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @ludyshubs: Thank you for your comment. Yes, it was a really different way to see the country.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Nancy Hardin: Yes, I used to do that for my husband, too. I would drive about 2 hours from home just to meet him at a truck stop so I could see him for a few hours. If he was going to be there all night, I would spend the night with him in the truck. Thank you for the comment on the slow cooker method and recipe. I was really excited to cook in the truck. My husband took an electric skillet sometimes too so he could have bacon and eggs. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Kiwisoutback: Thank you for the lovely comment and the angel blessing.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Joan Haines: Hey, height has nothing to do with driving the larger vehicles. It is whether you can keep it under control. Congratulations on driving the bookmobile. You are bringing love to a lot of fortunate people.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Reginald Reid: It can be fun but for me it was a necessity and not necessarily fun. I did it to be with my husband. I can't stand being alone for long periods of time. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @KarenTBTEN: Yes, we used to stock out truck with foods that were easy for us to eat in the truck. I do that now for my husband when he leaves home to drive for the oil fields. Need to keep up his health.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @SunnyDaze LM: My husband now drives locally with hazardous materials also. He is working in the oil fields though. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Heather426: Yes, it is cool reading about other's lifestyles. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your reply, Tipi. You are one of few women that didn't mind the husband being a truck driver. I saw so many marriages ruined because the husband was gone so long. Glad you stood by your man.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @BunnyFabulous: Thank you for your lovely comment, Bunny. It was kind of like being in an RV in that we had our whole home in there. But, we sure enjoyed it when we got to spend some time at home. LOL

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @termit_bronx: Thank you for your lovely comment. I really don't blame you for not wanting to drive a semi. I wouldn't have either if it hadn't been for my husband.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @elhuntley lm: Thank you for your lovely comment. You are right. Age is just a number. I have seen truckers out there in their 70's and 80's. They are still going strong and don't intend to give up driving until their health makes them.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @LabKittyDesign: I would love to be a scientist or an office worker. Truck driving was ok but really rough on the body.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: It was scarey at first. But then you got used to being so high and having such a long vehicle. It wasn't that hard to drive once I got over the fear.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @anticloud: I think traveling across country in an Airstream would be so much more fun. You could stop anywhere you wanted to as long as they have somewhere for your trailer. You could go site seeing at some of the places that the truck driver couldn't. Thank you for you lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @GrowWear: Thank you ever so much for your comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Ilonagarden: Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. I want to write another one that throws questions at the potential driver making sure that they know what they are getting into.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @RuthCoffee: Driving with someone else is a lot better than driving solo. I have done both and found out that I could not handle being by myself. Even though he was asleep while I was driving, I knew he was just a few feet away from me.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: I really do appreciate the truck drivers a lot more. I mean I always did appreciate them as they kept us in the stuff we had but to see what all they have to go through really made me appreciate them.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: It used to be my husband's passion, too. But, he got used to me being with him all the time and when I quit driving due to health, he found he didn't like being away from me all the time. Isn't that sweet?

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @SheilaVine LM: Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @julescorriere: Thank you for your lovely comment. I always wondered what it would be like to travel across country and be able to stop at all the wonderful places if you wanted to.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Vivek Bhan: LOL Even if you own your own truck, if you are transporting goods, you always have someone asking where you are and what's taking you too long. Don't ever think that you don't have someone that is getting after you. We always did.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Bercton1: I tend to get passionate when I write about something. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @pramodbisht: Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      Bill 6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I would not mind life on the road, but it would drive my wife mad! I have not heard that Teddy Bear song for years! I love it! It is a very moving song. Well done on LOTD

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      The only time I ever thought of driving a semi was when I was little. Not since then. Sounds like you had a good time. : )

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      Kristin 6 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      When I was dating my first husband, he tried to talk me into driving with him. At the time it didn't sound like very much fun. After reading your lens, it sounds much better. Congrats on LOTD!

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      NidhiRajat 6 years ago

      ultimate videos and great lens!!!

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      NC Shepherd 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! I once dated an OTR truck driver and spent a lot of time in the truck with him. The longest continuous stretch was 3 weeks...we didn't get on each other's nerves too bad. :) We cooked with a crockpot setup like yours. Traveling by truck really gives one an appreciation for what the drivers deal with.

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      Awesome videos and great story. I would love it!

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      debsgreatfinds 6 years ago

      My Son used to drive for swift he did it for a year he was on the road he has sense quit working for the swift company. he liked driving the big rigs but hatted not be home much. now he drives local :)

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I have a friend who owns an 18-wheeler. His work dried up here in California, so he's temporarily working in another state (and making more $$$). Truckers keep our country moving -- I have always admired them. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Congratulations on a well deserved LotD. Very interesting description of life driving an 18-wheeler across country. We had a neighbor many, many years ago who was a long-distance truck driver and was on the road a lot. Twenty years later, after their 'kids' grew up, and we had moved away and lost track of them, I saw a Time magazine article featuring 18-wheeler 'couples' on the road -- and there was our neighbor Ben WITH his wife, who now traveled with him, pictured in his truck! Brought a smile to my face. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm a retired lady driver. I was driving when they didn't even have showers for us! Truck stops have come a long way! It's a completely different lifestyle and one you have to learn in order to be safe and stay healthy. I sure miss it!

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      KeagansKorner 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! My dad was a truck driver for over 30 years. I don't think there is one place he didn't visit and made many friends throughout his years of driving.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      It was so much fun traveling with you through this page! What wonderful memories to treasure and it's like living them over again to write them. We have traveled a lot, love driving trips, but never in an 18 wheeler, must be a great experience...and you were so resourceful, cooking on the road, etc. Congrats on the LOTD

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      dezixpromo 6 years ago

      congrats LOTD, nice lens

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      stylishimo1 6 years ago

      Brillian lens and congratulations on LOTD, really enjoyed reading about your truck experiences and trucks in general, when I was a kid I really wanted to be a fighter pilot or a truck driver (but only in America because you have much cooler looking trucks.)

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      WeirdStuff 6 years ago

      Excellent lense. You reminded me my childhood dream!

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      I've had a lot of exposure to truckers. My Brother and my Sister were 18 wheelers. It was a great life for them. Congratulations on your LOTD! Great job.

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      shekharsaxena007 6 years ago

      Congrats

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      congrats for LOTD, you really deserve it. the lens is informational and inspirational.

      Thanks

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      Srena44 6 years ago

      Congratulations, great lens

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Not all truck drivers are created equal that's for sure. I admire you for what you can do with a Semi. Congrats on a well-deserved LOTD.

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      You created an excellent lens, very LOTD-worthy! I drove a U-Haul truck in Atlanta, GA while moving across town. I was scared out of my mind! I couldn't see very well in my side mirrors, and I couldn't adjust them before I started driving because they were stuck. I would imagine your truck driving years were very enjoyable, and I really admire any woman who can handle those big trucks and all the complications that arise. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Nope, I haven't but my husband does drive a truck. He has traveled as a team, but currently drives solo on a schedule. It's great because now he's home every day. Congratulations on your well deserved LotD, I can't wait to show this to my hubby!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      I really enjoyed this. I think a lot of people envy the kind of life that you and your husband and kids led on the road. Great videos. Congratulations on your well-deserved Lens of the Day award! (Why do I have a sudden urge to stand up and stretch my legs...?)

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      Congrats on LotD, and no I'd never drive a Semi, but it made for interesting reading. I could see how one could bond with a child on one of their runs. Be well, and happy. See you around the galaxy...

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! love this subject...I have been to most of the Truck stops mentioned, except the one in Oregon.

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      Mishael A Witty 6 years ago

      Nope, but my husband sure has - and still does, but locally now, thank goodness! I don't think the girls and I would've lasted out on the road with him! ;-) Congrats on LOTD, by the way.

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      JennySui 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!