____Day 1: The usual Friday afternoon visit to the peat-moss mine at Elma; then south, over the border, to Stone's Truckstop at Watertown, South Dakota. On the last leg of the journey, a silver Pontiac Trans-Am comes cruising alongside. Interior light blazing; with the driver stroking the inner-thigh of her red-satin clad right leg. I look away in disgust; glancing at the speedometer where the trip-counter is showing 666.6 km. The little devil !
____Day 2: Breakfast is accompanied with television pictures of Whitney Houston's funeral from her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. The City of Houston, Texas, is my destination for a Monday morning delivery in the western suburb of Richmond. But I don't get far without this year's run of tyre problems continuing with a puncture. It's only a four minute drive from the fuel-stop at Sioux Falls' Flying'J to the service centre at the nearby Pilot; but it's four hours later when I can have it fixed. Continuing to Cherryvale in Kansas and a mid-night finish.
|Smart Service Centre but very slow.|
|Single-shocker set -up on Wabash trailer.|
|The popular Peterbilt 379 custom look with deep windshield visor.|
|Most Iowa farms have old trucks working as grain-haulers.|
____Overall Distance: 5560 km.
|Big-sleeper Coronado has radio ham aerial on left-side mirror-arm.|
|US Highway 75, seamless join onto Interstate 45, southbound through Dallas.|