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.
So where did summer go?
I think it’s in Iowa and Utah today