Wednesday Dec. 28th 2011
5:30am– Wake up and try to make up for our lost day before. Set a lofty goal of reaching Dawn’s Aunt & Uncle in Hagerstown, MD.
7:15am– Warm up the truck and scrape the ice off the windshield inside and out. Leave Crossville, TN.
7:35am– We cross over to EST!! Woohoo! Making good time, with no wind and seeing the sun for the first time on our trip!
9:34am– Moseying through Knoxville
10:00am– Time for some caffeine, and defrost our numb toes.
11:37am– Finally cross into Virginia. Who thought it would take 3 days to get here?
12:25pm– Starting to get some weird looks from passing cars. A Texas plated food truck driving unsteady in the lane. We start to wave at them.
2:10pm– For a change we eat at Subway to make ourselves feel better about not eating junk.
3:55pm– Traffic comes to a crawl for the next 15miles. Roanoke is within grasp.
4:10pm– I look over and I think Dawn is having a photo shoot be herself.
5:05pm– Think we just got passed by the 80th truck this journey.
6:00pm– It’s getting dark and below freezing. We drive into Harrisonburg, VA and call it a day.
6:35pm– We park the truck at Chic-Fil-A and walk over to a Chinese restaurant. Exhaustion is definitely setting in and I think the people next to us must think we are on something, because we can’t stop laughing. I have to go outside to stop the giggles.
7pm– Check in at a Best Western and they want us to describe our vehicle. Here is how the conversation went.
Front Desk Lady: “Do you know the license plate number?”
Us: “No, but it’s a Texas plate and it’s a big catering truck”
Front desk Lady: “Well can you describe the vehicle?”
Us: “Ummm, It’s big, about 23 ft long… it’s mostly white….It’s pretty huge. You can’t miss it”
Front Desk Lady(rolling her eyes): “I need more than that, but you can park it in the back.”
We are pretty sure she could see the truck from the front desk. Oh, well I guess the southern hospitality is done.
8pm– Lights out. 887 miles down, 260 miles to go!