Here are a few images from what we fondly like to look back upon as our life as a "big rig". The truck we rented for our move out here was supposed to be 22' long. Our last move we used an 18 footer, so 22 was already quite a move up for us. Well, when we went to the rental company to pick up our rig, all they had was a 26 footer. This is a substantial difference from 22', and especially the 18' we are used to in such a sizeable vehicle. Anyone who has driven one before can appreciate the difference. Anyhow, my good husband squabbled a bit with them for giving us the wrong size truck, but they assured us that the mileage is just as good, and of course they were not charging us any extra for it. We also got a couple dozen moving blankets for free out of the deal. : ) Anyhow, we felt quite large and learned to hang with the truck drivers, as we could only stop at truck stops for gas, and food. We were hauling our car behind, so total, we were quite imposing on the road, measuring just a few feet shorter than the typical semi truck. We felt pretty cool next to all those big rigs. We once even pulled in next to them and spent the night on our bench seat, like real truckers (though I know they have much better digs than our benchseat turned bed). We were able to extend our benchseat with boxes and blankets and all in all made a pretty comfy place for sleeping. Yes, we stayed in a hotel one night as well when we visited Yellowstone (that will be another blog entry). Overall, we fared well as truckers, taking our turns wider and living with a lower speed on the open road. It is definitely an exprience we will not soon forget.
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