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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Me Drive Big Truck

Here's what I'll be driving across the Appalachians in less than three weeks:

In an earlier post, I said we'd be using PODS (Portable On-Demand Storage), but the largest "pod" is only 16 ft. long--not nearly enough for a three-bedroom, 2000+ sq. ft. home. So, it's back to the hard way.

Truth be told, I'm looking forward it. There's nothing like piloting a 26 ft. behemoth through the most rugged country in the U.S. east of the Mississippi to make you feel like a Real ManĀ®. In fact, while the picture above is a better reference for the type of truck I'll be driving, this one better captures how I'll see myself behind the wheel:

Now, I think I'll go eat some read meat . . . .

(Edited to add: "read" meat? I guess non-stop FYC end-of-year grading = attack of the homophones!)


At 10:25 AM, Blogger Derek said...

I drove a 26' Penske from KC to Syracuse two summers ago, and to be honest, I didn't enjoy it all that much. It took 20 hours on the road for me to get comfortable, confident, and fully enculturated to the habits of big-rig drivers. By then, we'd arrived at the new place.

Good luck with the haul. May the move go smoothly.

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Lance said...

That's a long drive. Did you live in KC? I grew up in Springfield, MO, and KC has always been one of my favorite towns. I especially love the Nelson Art Museum. And the barbecue. And the Chiefs (regrettable though their name may be).

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Derek said...

Yeah, I was in KC for my undergrad and then worked at my alma mater for several years (while I did my MA at UMKC and taught part-time in the area). Nice place, KC. I, too, am fond of the barbecue and the Chiefs. Nothing in Syracuse compares to Gates BBQ.

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That truck is H*U*G*E ! (spencer)

At 11:22 PM, Blogger Lance said...

All caps and asterisks--I hope I'm up for it!


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