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Loaded next load here.

Lunch

Stopped to eat.

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

Sitting outside in the shade in my $10 folding bag chair waiting to unload late this evening near Buffalo, NY.

Getting fuel.

Enjoying the great outdoors, hopefully it won't rain but not looking too promising...

Stopped for dinner.

Back to work today. Truck air conditioner compressor needs replaced at Kansas City company shop, spending the night at a hotel.

Eating lunch.

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