Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Portland Bound

Looks like we'll be in Portland for Christmas. We got a smokin' load out of Connecticut and are expected to deliver by the 23rd. So if the luck of the snow gods is on my side, there will be snow on the way, in the process of falling or getting ready to greet me when I get there. I suspect, since we'll be traveling I-80, that there will be no shortage of the white stuff. Again, that reminds me that I have to go buy a coat.

What's significant about spending Christmas in Portland is that Ed and I spent our first Christmas together there. It was the first year we started dating and the first year I was on the road with him. These pictures were taken in the old truck; our Portland Christmas Portrait.
Ed has his winter beard (which he ia growing again as we speak), and I had much longer hair (which Ed wants me to grow back). In this picture we were sitting on the bed, with the camera on a tripod placed between the seats in the cab. This was one small truck. It had a 48" sleeper, which is teeny compared to our now 132" sleeper.

Behind us you can see the shelving unit Ed put in, where the top bunk would have been. I was like a gypsy in that truck, with stuff bungeed to the ceiling, clothing and goods stuffed in every little available nook and cranny. We only had a fridge, microwave and hot pot in that thing. Teas and instant oatmeal were a pretty popular breakfast at that time.

But it was fun. And cozy. And Ed and I were literally never more than three feet apart. What a way to start a relationship, huh? I guess we passed the test because more than six years later, we're still here. And like the Jefferson's said...

We're movin' on up!


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
1 YEAR AGO:
Dear Blog Santa
2 YEARS AGO:
The Trees Help Guide The Way
3 YEARS AGO:
Just In Time For The Holidays
4 YEARS AGO:
Eddie Leans On A Barrio Door Friday
5 YEARS AGO:
Glowing Reminder

11 comments:

Gil said...

Beautiful picture of you two. If I were Ed, I'd want the long hair back too!!!

Gi-Gi Roxx said...

While you're dreaming of a white Portland Christmas I'm dreading the 2 hour drive to Nate's family's house today for an early Holiday celebration. We got a nice little 4-6 in. covering of the white stuff over the last 48 hours and I hate it.

But at least I can let him drive, while I pop a dramamine and plug in the iPod.

Gi-Gi Roxx said...

Oh yeah, and adorable pics!

Anonymous said...

I was just there for the big "tea party" celebration...we're all hopin for the new revolution..and the cleansing of pelosis swamp...
long live the "tea party"...

The Daily Rant said...

Teabaggers in Portland?? What, were there like two people at the event??

all things bradbury said...

i love the pics!!...your hair looks great!....i think from the sound of the weather reports that you're gonna have some snow out that way......

Gil said...

I hope that you two don't get harassed by lowlife Teabaggers!

Irene said...

u guys look awesome! Love you both, love the unmistakable RITZ crackers behind you too! XOXOXO

The Daily Rant said...

Gil: I keep trying to grow it back, but it doesn't want to cooperate! (I might have a little something to do with that!)

GiGi: Wish I were there to trudge through the snow with you!

Anon: Whatever.

Bradburys: Thanks! And I know about the snow...I've been watching the Weather Channel. Woo Hoo!

Gil: Well, we're not black, we're not gay and we're not poor - so I guess the teabaggers will leave us alone!

Irene: Thank you! We miss you and love you too! Hope to see you in 2011!!

Anonymous said...

I think u guys got the tea partiers all wrong,most i know are just good ol' common folk who don't like the way the countrys going..

crane trucks said...

That is a lovely way to begin a relationship.It is so interesting to read how the life of a trucker can be so exciting and adventurous...much better than the static and mundane even with all that travel.