off duty in Wyoming ………..

Tonite in Wyoming , we are just about to get some supper    but will give a few details of our last couple of loads………

   
   The pipe loads out of Houston Area did not materialize so I felt I had to commit to something else so I would be traveling over the weekend. An agent called and offered me some backhoes and 1 pallet to Az. and the other dropped off at Southern Ca. We had great weather all the way  and enjoyed the mountains and scenery on the way. 

   After that, another load of misc. pumping equipment etc. needed to be hauled right out of the town in So., Ca.  that we were in and was going up to NE Utah. This one payed quite well but going up to that area is chancy  for getting out but no deadhead so I took it… This area is another oil patch that is busy with gas and oil wells but not much going out……all coming in . One good thing was that we would be in Vegas that night by 8pm if all worked out the way I wanted it to…….so we worked right along and up over the mountains we went, stopped for a quick shower and high tailed it for the des.ert………It was pitch dark soon after that and just kept going, arrived in Vegas about 8:30pm. Calculated my bookwork out and slipped into one of our favorite casinos for a an off duty night out…..certainly does a person good and are ready to go the next day…………….I was out the gate by 6:30am and we managed to get up the NE corner by mid evening and found a place to park. Both were pooped out……………………

    After unloading, which took only about 15 minutes we went back to the place we had parked the night before and waited………but nothing………damn…………nothing…………so we started to go down to the Salt Lake area and I called everyone I could think of ……..all cheap freight so I waited some more and finally an agent from Wyoming called and asked if I would be interested in a fairly short haul from Nevada to Wyoming and at first I scoffed…….but then realized that the rate was very good so , I committed again. This one would be only 640 miles but good revenue. In the meantime , we had a wheel seal that was leaking pretty bad and  that had to be fixed NOW. I keep a directory in the truck that tells me where all the Pete and Kenworth dealers are plus Cat dealers. I called a Peterbilt dealer in Wyoming that was close to us and got an appointment for 8 am today. Of course , the brake pads were so saturated with oil that they had to be changed out also………..safety issue! ($463.00) So we got out of there aaround  noon and I had secured another oversize load that will be going out of where we just unloaded (wy.)and about 109 miles away to the SE. that will load  tomorrow. That load will take me to my  home  area but about 270 miles of deadhead to get all the way home after unloading………grrrrrrrrr…and we will be home for Thanksgiving. I will try to get something out of that area for a short haul back to the Portland  area but I doubt it…… 
  
   Supper is calling…………pictures will follow but not for a few days,  when I get home.
Weather is cooperating, no snow tonite….. but is in the 20’s. Bright stars area out and  I have a place to park.  hungry and tired………

   Happy Trails!!