Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sentimental Sunday...A Year In A Truck!

What were some of the odd quirks of your ancestors?

What about you?

Ever done something you never thought you'd do before?

In 2005 I joined my husband on the road. He specifically leased a truck [he's a truck driver] so that I could travel with him. He drove long-distance [meaning all over!]. And we traveled coast-to-coast, and were in all 48 of the contiguous United States.

It was a fabulous opportunity for me, and I chronicled nearly every step of the way with over 11,000 photographs.

Yep... I spent a year on the truck with him!

One of the highlights of the trip?

I had always wanted to go swimming in the Pacific Ocean. I have swam in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Gulf of Mexico. But never made it to the Pacific Ocean.

In June of 2005 I finally got my opportunity.

But can you believe it? The water temperature here, at Huntington Beach, was only 62 degrees that day! [You can see from the photo the day was overcast.]

Those brave souls that were in the water were in wet suits!

I didn't care.

I got into my swimsuit, and wore a t-shirt over it, and dove in.

Hubby walked in as far as... well let's just say above his knees... and said it was simply too cold for him!


I was determined I was going to be able to say I had swam in the Pacific!!!

To be honest, it was a quick dip, but fully immersed!

Afterward I dried off, back into jeans and a dry t-shirt and ball cap, and we strolled the beach.
It is a memory I treasure always!


Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

How cool that you got to travel around the US like that. I would love to do the same. And gold star for you for braving the Pacific Ocean, where mid-60s temp is warm.

Joan said...

Bravo! Loved the sense of love and adventure that emanated from this post.