Come along for the Ride!

I am so glad you are here. Stay with us as we travel everywhere. I hope you will enjoy the ride.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Passing through Kentucky

We passed this castle. It was built by the Post family in 1969. Mr and Mrs Post both graduated from Kentucky University. He is and attorney and she graduated from the medical university. 
The castle is now used as an inn.
There are hundreds of miles of this type of fence in Kentucky. There are many horse farms.

Being in Kentucky makes me hungry for grits. They eat a lot of grits in the south. They eat them many different ways, usually as a side dish. Eating them with cheese or gravy are some favorites.
Here is a recipe for cheese grits.

Kentucky Cheese Grits
2 cups whole milk
2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup coarse ground cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces sharp Cheddar, shredded
Place the milk, water, and salt into a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once the milk mixture comes to a boil, gradually add the cornmeal while continually whisking. Once all of the cornmeal has been incorporated, decrease the heat to low and cover. Remove lid and whisk frequently, every 3 to 4 minutes, to prevent grits from sticking or forming lumps; make sure to get into corners of pot when whisking. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is creamy.

Remove from the heat, add the pepper and butter, and whisk to combine. Once the butter is melted, gradually whisk in the cheese a little at a time. Serve immediately.

Being a Yankee, I like mine for breakfast with butter and sugar.
Although this one looks good as well.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Lucy says, "It's hot in Atlanta."

Maybe she would like some of this:

Very busy week so far

West Hartford, CT
4 hours 37 mins

New Cumberland, PA
294.4 miles

Cranbury Township, NJ
7 hours 39 mins

Mississauga, ON, Canada
485.8 miles

Toronto, ON, Canada
9 hours 12 mins
Rockford, IL


Rockford, IL
13 hours 0 mins
Troy, AL

888.5 mi

  1. Troy, AL
    2 hours 56 mins
    Atlanta, GA

    195.4 mi

    154 ft
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    35.8 mi
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282 ft
3.5 mi
4.8 mi
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154 ft

Saturday, September 14, 2013

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Have you hugged a truck driver? 
It is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 16th through September 22nd. And truckers often get a bum rap from the public. We have so much training and so many regulations to follow. And most all of us take all of that very seriously.
Thousands and thousands of big rigs travel the nations highways every single day, including holidays. We leave our families, our homes, and all the stuff that we have bought and paid for to be out here on the roads day and night moving all your stuff.
We eat, sleep and live in our trucks. We shower in truckstops. We ALWAYS use public restrooms. Most of us are courteous and friendly. 
It is hard to leave everything we love behind. But we do love what we do.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Alpharetta, GA
13 hours 17 mins

Yonkers, NY
864.6 miles


We spent the whole day driving through the Everglades to our delivery near Miami. Along the way I saw several alligators. Pops never woke up to see them.
When we got to our delivery, which was "on the wrong side of the tracks", if you get my drift, there were shots fired and everyone ran inside the building. I was sitting in the truck with the AC running and didn't hear them. Pops came out and said, "let's go." Then he told me about the shots. He said it sounded like it was just around the corner.
We got to go back across route 75, which is nicknamed, "alligator Alley." Pops got to see some this time. We also saw a few snakes, a herd of wild pigs and a toucan.
The next morning we were still in Florida driving toward Atlanta and we ran into huge swarms of bugs. They were two black bugs with red heads stuck together. I looked them up on the Internet. They are Lovebugs. They swarm the end of April, beginning of May and again the end of August beginning of September. It was disgusting what our truck and windshield looked like.
We had a load before we reached Atlanta.