I got running early this morning and made it in to the ConAgra plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa early this afternoon. The security guard checking me in was even nice enough to cut the seal on the trailer to let me get my load lock out of the back before sealing it up with one of their own seals. Didn't have to do it, so good on him.
I figured I would run over to one of the nearby truck stops and decide what to do with the rest of my day, as my next load will be tomorrow. As I'm passing the Pilot I notice several CFI / ConWay trucks and wonder to myself if the white Cascadia belongs to my friends Paul and Ellen. I pull in and park in an open spot next to the truck and wouldn't you know it, it's theirs! I got Paul on the phone only to find out they were at the local casino filling their pockets (cough cough) and eventually we had some dinner across the street.
Wind today was bad from the south. Coming in from Illinois it was on my left side blowing me to the right, then after I turned northwest at Kansas City it was blowing from behind and the left so I got a bit of a boost but the trailer was still squirrely. Fuel was cheaper in KC than here at the yard so I filled up before heading north. I managed to forget to put in some of the anti-gel fuel additive I keep on board so I hope they are using a good winter blend. If you don't hear from me for a few days, that may be why.
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