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Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.


Loaded next load here.


Stopped to eat.

Eating lunch after picking next load up at Portland, Maine on my way to deliver to Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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View from my Las Vegas Hilton room.

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On U.S. Hwy. 93 between Kingmn, Arizona and Hoover Dam.

On U.S. Hwy. 93 between Kingmn, Arizona and Hoover Dam. – Posted using

I-10 east in west Texas

I-10 east in west Texas – Posted using

Standing on a freezing cold Dock at Lamont, California waiting for them to load my truck.

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Standing on a freezing cold Dock at Lamont, California waiting for them to load my truck.

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Waiting for load to finish getting loaded at Soledad, California.

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