7.31.2014

2014: Rolling thru Amerika on 18 Wheels. Volume XVI Ohio to Indiana.

2014: Rolling thru Amerika on 18 Wheels. Volume XVI Ohio to Indiana.

10:30 am.  There is definitely a cold front moving through the Midwest region. This is the only cold day so far on the 2014 Rolling Through Amerika on 18-Wheels Semi-Truck Truck Tour. The warmest articles of clothing I possess are a pair of black yoga pants and a lightweight black long sleeve microfiber zip-up. Currently I'm bundled up in both...


I realize I am praising America a bit much here so I'd like to take this opportunity to completely disrespect on an American tradition/obsession: fast food. One thing that has absolutely grossed me out driving across America is seeing America's dependence, up close and personal, with fast food. Billboards are plastered across America's beautiful landscape advertising death... McDonalds says "I'm loving it." Just what the fuck is there to love about processed food? Every fast food joint has some cute advertising 'jingle' to let people know that it's super easy, super cheap and supercool to eat this crap.

I notice more wildflowers off the road now. Blue Spruce (pines) too. They are such beautiful trees-my favorite pine tree because of their blue hue. It was beginning to clear up, but outta nowhere  it is smacking down rain hard.

So, I-80 West from Ohio,Indiana and Illinois is a series of toll roads so many drivers take the more southern route to avoid them. On this route there are a series of 'super rest areas' called 'service plazas' where the services are more than the basic rest area services. There is a gas station, a huge area for semi-trucks, fast food places (at rest areas there are only vending machines) and Starbucks! Now, I hate to support Starbucks, but after being on the road for nearly 2 weeks and only having access to truck-stop coffee, this is a most welcoming surprise. At the next 'service plaza' we come to, we are stopping so I can pee, and get a Starbucky's :)

That was a 5-minute downpour. The sun is out again and everything looks magical. Ohio sure has a lot of cornfields... Easy to sleep through Ohio.

Ohio to Indiana continued...

I realize I am praising America a bit much here so I'd like to take this opportunity to completely disrespect on an American tradition/obsession: fast food. One thing that has absolutely grossed me out driving across America is seeing America's dependence, up close and personal, with fast food. Billboards are plastered across America's beautiful landscape advertising death... McDonalds says "I'm loving it." Just what the fuck is there to love about processed food? Every fast food joint has some cute advertising 'jingle' to let people know that it's super easy, super cheap and super cool to eat this crap.

I notice more wildflowers off the road now. Blue Spruce (pines) too. They are such beautiful trees-my favorite pine tree because of their blue hue. It was beginning to clear up, but outta nowhere  it is smacking down rain hard.

So, I-80 West from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois is a series of toll roads so many drivers take the more southern route to avoid them. On this route there are a series of 'super rest areas' called 'service plazas' where the services are more than the basic rest area services. There is a gas station, a huge area for semi-trucks, fast food places (at rest areas there are only vending machines) and Starbucks! Now, I hate to support Starbucks, but after being on the road for nearly 2 weeks and only having access to truck-stop coffee, this is a most welcoming surprise. At the next 'service plaza' we come to, we are stopping so I can pee, and get a Starbucky's :)

That was a 5-minute downpour. The sun is out again and everything looks magical. Ohio sure has a lot of cornfields... Easy to sleep through