Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Good Morning #VFTC My last pic from my LG Voyager.

Retiring an old and trusted phone.
My LG Voyager will now sit up on the shelf in my office
until my wife 1destroys her phone.

After this I'll be putting up pics with my new HTC Incredible.

Wish me luck!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good Morning, Monday in the rain and smoke.

Another Monday finds us at US Cold Storage in
Bethlehem, Pa.

Goldie and I are watching the yellow smoke across the forge grounds. 

Just another manic Monday.


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Friday, April 23, 2010

Good Morning #VFTC Sun and highlights. Sun behind cloud on I-70 E near Triadelphia, WV

A pretty picture to start the day.

Near Wheeling WV approaching the Dallas Pike exit on
I-70 in Triadelphia, WV

This is my view out of my office window!
And, the view is always changing.
For me this beats a suit and tie any day.

Have a great weekend. 
Be cool on your stool and I'll be neat on my seat.

tootle loo!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good morning for Thursday. #VFTC Crossing the Ohio River. Pittsburgh skyline. West End Bridge.

Ah, to know a town is to know it's shortcuts.

Trying to get across Pittsburgh during rush hour
is time consuming at the least.  A crawl is perhaps too
generous for today's traffic.

Heading east on the Parkway West (I-379 E)
the traffic between Green Tree hill and the Ft. Pitt Tunnel
was stopped for the most part. 

Finally made my way down to Route 51 and headed off to the West End Bridge.
It is a fine ride that way now that the construction is mostly done.

Here we see the Pittsburgh skyline and the confluence of the
Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers.  There the Great and Mighty
Ohio River begins.

Peace to all and
"Action does not mean to just move."

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Good Morning for Wednesday. #VFTC Mural on US Route 30 in Abbotstown, Pa.

A wonderful mural here in Abbotstown.

I've been wanting to capture this and today was
the day! 

Enjoy and do something good and don't tell anyone about it.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good Morning Quiz #2. What? Where and Why? Hint: A lot of $$ for a 3¢ part.

Another quiz for you truckers.

What is it?
Where is it found on the truck?
Why would you want to know?

Man, you'd hate to make a road service call for
this little guy.  But, they do go bad and and the
tool to fix this doesn't cost all that much.

Have at it.
Remember to post your answers here or on
twitter.  My Facebook friends....
I guess you can post there.

As usual, there is no prize for this quiz.
Goldie will just give ya a couple of blast
on her air horn!


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Monday, April 19, 2010

Good morning. #VFTC At the split. US 15 N to the left. PA 14 N. to the right. Near Williamsport Pa.

Entering into the climb up to the top of Bloss Mountain and the
Allegheny Summit we turn left into
Rose Valley and then up into the Steam Valley. 

US Route 15 (Future Interstate 99) is under heavy
construction to improve the road way from two lane
to four lane limited access highway.

They sure have been working on it a long time.
Enjoy the ride and be sure to check out Mansfield, Pa.

Lots of PA history in this area.

Enjoy the day.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Playing that old time music. The Blues Project/Live at the Cafe Au Go Go. Vinyl lives.

When I'm not driving the Big Truck I like to
archive vinyl LP albums and cassette tape.

Working on a couple of albums from
The Blues Project.

Live at the Cafe Au Go Go

Nice Blues group from the 60's.

Digging those tones.
Enjoy the day y'all.

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Good morning. #VFTC Route 301 Plaza, aka Money's Truck Stop. US Rte 301 Middletown De. A classic.

From Friday, April 16th, 2010

Not a typical "chain" truck stop. 
Has a chrome shop.  :)
Restaurant, Convenience Store and hot food to go.

Not sure how long this place has been here.
But, it's been there as long as I've been driving.

It's good to get off the Interstate system and
check out the little places of Americana.

Interstates are for speed, Little roads for sanity.

Peace out and varooom, varooom!


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Good Morning. Burning off the fog. #VFTC I-476 N (North East Extension of the PA Turnpike) Wilkes Barre, Pa

Heading to Buffalo, NY.

Day has broken and the fog is clearing.

Enjoy the day. 

Laugh a lot
Smile a lot
Breathe a lot.

These things make a day nicer.

later gators.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Good Morning. A Quiz. What is it? When to use it? Why? Hint! Mostly found on North American trucks.

What is it?
When should you use it?
Why would you use one?

These are found on North American trucks.
Unless, it's been stolen....and they usually are.

Post your answers here, on twitter, twitpic or facebook.

No prizes
Just an "attaboy" from Goldie.

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Good Morning for Monday. Through the Delaware Water Gap. I-80E

Just a beautiful day traveling through the "Gap".  Enjoy.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Good morning. "Pull" #VFTC I-81 N near Lexington, VA. mm185 After the Buffalo Creek.

Sometimes I just like the way
the light and shadows play.

Btw,  This little hill makes for a hard pull.
Fully loaded I can only get Goldie
to top the hill at 55mph in 9 gear.

I've seen many truckers pull out to
pass a slower truck and get hung out
as gravitational forces beat horsepower
into submission.

If you're heavier then a Class 5 on the Pa Turnpike
this little pull will drag you down.

Enjoy the Light and the Shadows.....
They can't play without one another.

Hugs and all that....

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Good morning The greening of the Trail. #VFTC Trailer truckin' on US 29 in VA

Good morning for Tuesday. #VFTC New Jersey farm on Route 57 Near Washington NJ

New Jersey, the garbage state? 
Not on the "Jersey" roads I travel on.

I hear the gripping all day long on the CB about
New Jersey. 

Get a friggin' life...sheeesh.   All states have
their good and bad places.

If you focus on the bad parts of a trip, you'll have a bad trip.
Focus on the good parts and the trip becomes a wonderful

People complain because they've never had to really look
for happiness and good within' a hard spot.  'Jersey' has it's moments
without a doubt. 

But, look what I found while on a drive one day. 

Keep you mouth closed
Eye and ears open
You can only gain knowledge if you're
not passing gas.....


I'm back quiet.

toodles all. 

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Good morning. #VFTC Goldie spots a quarry and Tonka toys. Avondale PA.

A Spring has sprung and the construction
season has started!

Please watch out for those
construction workers!

Enjoy the day. 
And, try to remember to keep you eyes
on the road and not looking
down into the car next to you.

lol  oops!  :)

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