I arrived back in Mission at about 2 this afternoon. Since Monday morning I have traveled 2,038 miles, that probably even exceed Paul when he's in the PDD mode. It was a fun adventure and some valuable lessons were learned.
1st - At my age it is necessary to have ready access to porcelain facilities that aren't 200 yards away, especially in the middle of the night.
2nd - Cars aren't designed to keep you warm when parked and the temperature drops to 38 degrees.
3rd - Diets cannot be maintained by eating in restaurants. You will receive a complimentary 1,000 calories as they hand you the menu. Double that for truck stop food.
4th - Looking out the windshield after you stop for the day can only entertain you for a short period of time. Setting up satellite is not really an option in a truckstop parking lot or a rest area.
5th - Truckstop showers are not as free as they used to be. Try $12.00 if you haven't bought 100 gallons of fuel and they are only for professional drivers, others need not apply.
In other words, 30 years have passed since my trucking days and the lifestyle hasn't changed as much as I have.
Now I believe a nap is in order to get on with enjoying the good life.