We packed the U-Haul truck to the roof with all our treasures acquired over the last twenty years living at the sea shore. As we pulled out of the driveway to begin our journey to Texas, my wife Susan wiped a tear from her eye. Susan always wanted to return to her birthplace in Texas, now was our chance, I lost my job at the marina. Blame it on the economy, people weren’t buying or using large powerboats like they were in the nineties. The marina kept losing money every year and the owner decided to sell the marina to a housing developer and retire, leaving the employees out of work at the end of the season. It was the first time in twenty years that I was unemployed. We were just able to break even with Susan’s part time nursing income and …show more content…
It seems that they didn’t plan on having five foot drivers, the seat, even when moved full forward left the pedals unreachable. If Susan scrunched forward to reach the pedals she couldn’t see over the steering wheel. We planned a more scenic route going through the Smokey Mountains something Susan always wanted to see and it looked like a shorter drive. The first day went fairly well, driving around Baltimore and Washington DC in bumper to bumper traffic was very hectic. Silently, I prayed the traffic would be lighter for the rest of the trip. I quickly discovered at our first fuel stop you can’t backup a U-Haul with a car in tow and we took up a much room as an eighteen wheeler. Future stops had to have plenty of room to exit straight ahead. Thankfully Google maps allowed us to plan motel stops that have restaurants within walking distance. Removing the car from the tow dolly proved to be more work than I originally thought, so I kept that option only for an …show more content…
Winding up and down the beautiful tree lined Mountains of Tennessee, provided a spectacular view, occasionally obscured by fog drifting in and out of the valleys. The second motel stop on the outskirts of a very small mountain town in Tennessee, consisted of a motel, gas station, restaurant and a few other stores. The whole town appeared to be one block long but surprisingly there was a steak house within walking distance. We looked forward to relaxing, having a steak and maybe a few beers before hitting the road the next day. It started to rain as we walked to the steakhouse across the road. The steakhouse appeared almost empty so I jokingly asked the hostess, “Do we need reservations?” The hostess, a shapely young thing in her late teens, didn’t get it as she replied, “No reservations needed tonight.” She started to show us to the right side dining room, but I noticed another waitress wave her to the left section. The left side seemed to be completely empty as we slid into a spacious booth near the back
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However, there wasn't time to discover any of this on our first day because our delight on arrival was dampened by “I'm sorry, ... ”. The explanation was vague, but the crux of it was clear — we didn't have a room for the night. Offering lunch and a complimentary
A few months back i was driving on I 81 with my mom, and at the time i only had my learners. So i was driving in the right lane and right next to me was a tractor trailer, so we approach the sign that says the weight station is open. So knowing the tractor trailer is beside me needing to get over i speed up to try and past him. Well as i increase speed, so does the tractor trailer. So we are now about 15 feet away from the weigh station, and me and the tractor trailer are still side by side increasing speed. So basically it's just a game of chicken. We are now approaching the on ramp , and the tractor trailer turns on its blinkers to come over to the right lane ,but slight problem, were still side by side. So i start slamming on the brake
When I think about the mountains my mind automatically goes to hippies. So I thought visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg was fitting for this essay. During my time in Tennessee, I attended a car show and I saw many “Hippie vans” and old style classic Volkswagen beetles. We walked the strip in Gatlinburg and I came in close contact with many people who I thought were pretty close to Hippies. The strip had tons of restaurants on each side and stores were filled with so many different people. But mostly everyone was in touch with their hippie side or nature side. Many men had long untamed beards while the women had super long hair and they all seemed to dress “free”. There was a moonshine tasting store and right in front of it had a stage and three guys (very in touch with the natural look) with long beards and they were playing banjos and guitars.
After that it was smooth sailing. We finished out the last part of our trip driving through a beautiful little college town. The picturesque setting of “Young Harris” is what I love about traveling the backroads. It takes longer but you gain a glimpse of small town living. And then we pulled into
Remember that unlike you, people driving small vehicles don't understand that large trucks can't brake as rapidly as they. The car in front will not take your stopping distance into account when they brake. It is
Someday, I would like to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Crater Lake National Parks, and Grand Teton National Park because I am a nature lover. Another reason I want to visit these National Parks is because I seek adventure and they have an abundant supply of adventures to explore. I want to visit these parks because I like the natural beauty of creation.
It doesn’t stop in the front bucket seats; the 4-Runner has second and third row options and a 7-Passenger model. The second row seats have the ability to recline up to 16-degrees, which lets your passengers stretch out. The 40/20/40 splits let you use as much room as you need for your gear.
When you buy a truck or any car for that matter you need to maintain the truck. When you buy a truck it is much harder to maintain due to the additive amount of extra work you have to do. A truck is typically used for physical labor. This causes more wear and tear on the truck i.e. the bed of the truck and the undercarriage. Maintenance on truck is a lot more that it seems
Once we got closer to the restaurant I pulled over and told him to put on a blindfold so he didn't see where he was going.Then came on all the questions of, “Where are we going?”, “Can you give me a hint?”, and finally, “Are we there yet?” I answered all those questions with an evil little “NOPE!” Once we were there i pulled him out of the car and told him to remove his blindfold. I stood there anxiously waiting to see his reaction. As he pulled off his blindfold he lost all signs of oxygen and stood there in awe. He had pulled me into his arms and squeezed me until there was no sign of oxygen left in my
The U.S. economy is significantly impacted by the symbiotic relationships among most industries in the U.S. When one industry is negatively impacted many other industries experience fluctuations in supply, demand, and profit. The long-distance freight trucking industry is a prime example of an industry that maintains interdependent relationships within the U.S. economy. If the long-distance trucking industry were to shut down for 10 days, industries like manufacturing, construction, wholesale trade, and those providing and requiring gasoline and petroleum would experience substantial shortages critically impacting their ability to provide products and services to consumers. Long-distance
Eight years of my life and a few Tupperware bins were skillfully packed into my dad’s 2004 Chevy Impala, where between dusk and dawn my parents and I would embark on a 670-mile road trip from Rio Rancho, New Mexico to Rocksprings, Texas.
While the two girls began to eat, the waitress asked the girl who just arrived, "What do you want to drink?”
The mountains are known for cutting through the landscape like glaciers. The Kancamagus Highway, or “The Fearless One” cuts through Lincoln, to Conway, New Hampshire. Rich in history as well winding roads, and mammoth mountains are often traveled by the fearless, and adventurous traveler. For some, they stumble upon this great beauty is small and not appreciated, but for others the venture is a state of mind and continues to inspire long after the visit is concluded. The Kancamagus Highway evokes the emotion of nostalgia in every journey.