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Where did Summer go?

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There is no summer for me.

As some of you know, I am a Long Haul Truck Driver.

A professional tourist.

This prompt about “Where has summer gone” intrigued me.

I thought about it quite a bit. Fell asleep. Thought some more.

I realized that as a LHTD that I have no seasons.

I can drive from state to state, North to South, East to West and on a purposeless diagonal route, and change seasons within an hour.

You see…I live in a controlled environment within my truck. I have filtered air. I have heat. I have a refrigerator, TV and an Xbox in my truck. I even have my sketch books, my guitar, and of course my laptop. I am prepared for most anything. (I also have 2 week’s worth of food).

I carry 3 sets of every type of seasonal clothing. 2 types of rain-suits (light/heavy). I have sandals, tennis shoes and mukluks. Different types of gloves, socks and underwear. I even have hand warmers and bandanas that cool my neck.

I never really experience the impacts of the seasons anymore except visually thru the windows of my truck. I only step into the seasons occasionally.

When I take my time off I can pick anywhere in the country to spend it. I pick warm places. Not hot not cold…warm. I have an advantage on lots of people. I don’t have to pay for anything until I get there.

Sweeet.

So where did summer go?

I think it’s in Iowa and Utah today

About treyzguy

I am so full of self-confidence and crap that I would worship myself against my own will.... Under penalty of death.

7 comments on “Where did Summer go?

  1. I agree. You definitely have an advantage over a lot if people. I’d love to find a way to change seasons that quickly.

  2. Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
    I FEEL THE SAME WAY. I NEVER GET A “RELAXING” VACA. IN THE PAST 21 YRS. BEEN MARRIED 20 1/2, AND BEEN W/ HUBBY FOR 21….

  3. Loved this. I never thought about how traveling the country would have LHTD’s changing weather and seasons, etc. Whenever I see one on the road I always wonder where they have been and where they are going.

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece. I find the life of a LHTD very fascinating in this way, that you see the whole world, yet have a world that moves between worlds. My dad was a long haul truck driver for a couple of years, many years ago before I was born, then he wrecked his truck and got into the insurance business.

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