Yesterday we had a couple of last minute guests over for a Canada Day BBQ. One was an old friend of mine from high school. The other was her man she tagged along with as he brought a trailer down to the Fraser Valley. He does a trip down to Vancouver once a week. It was neat to hear his stories of travel on the roads from the perspective of a trucker.
We have done road trips as a family throughout BC and Alberta. We have travelled down the West Coast of Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada and Idaho. I have loved every minute of it. The majority of our drives are pretty spectacular. The views of the mountains/ countryside/ cityscape are awe inspiring as they appear on the horizon.
As much as I hate being stuck behind a big rig or truck and trailer, I know that those people are just doing their jobs. Sometimes driving for long hours. Really long hours driving, as I came to hear about yesterday. It’s not fair to be upset at them for being on the road either. Especially over a holiday long weekend. Because guaranteed, as much as I may be in a hurry to get to my destination- they are busy leaving behind family and friends. Of course there’s a bit of frustration when stuck in traffic or you set a time frame and miss it by an hour or two.
But hey, your destination will still be there in the end. So why not just relax. Read a bumper sticker or two. Make silly faces at the van full of kids. Wave to the trucker as he safely pulls over to let you pass.