Friday, January 3, 2014

Hollywood here we come...Maybe!

I am sitting here at home enjoying a cup of coffee at the kitchen table counting my blessings. I am thankful that I am not out on the road. Don’t get me wrong I love the road but with the frigid temperatures gripping ⅔rds of the nation along with another snow storm in the north…I’m fine right where I sit. The temps here in Carolina are not expected to reach above 40 degrees today.  For some of you I know that’s a heat wave, but for us rednecks, that’s like the arctic.

We arrived home on the 23rd of December and will be here till about the middle of January. We finished up our time on the road with runs from California to New York, back to Denver, down to Oklahoma City and finally to Charlotte. We dodged a lot of bullets weather wise on the way home. Snow in New York, snow in Denver, and ice in Oklahoma City. It was so nice to arrive home in the Carolinas with 70° to 80° temperatures. This southern weather just spoils me.
Well everyone has made it through the holidays and we embark on a new year. 2013 was a great year and Irene and I feel that 2014 will be even better to us. We have a few plans up our sleeves and only time will tell if they are the right choices. As with a lot of things it just takes time and money.

For those of you who are truckers I wanted to share a great little pizza/deli place that we found in Montgomery, New York.  After delivering a Con-way freight load to Montgomery, we decided to grab a bite and stumbled upon this place. It’s called Cascarino’s Italian Deli located at 121 Hawkins Drive.  It is in the Shop Rite plaza right behind McDonalds. Trust me you will want to add this address to your GPS favorites if you ever get a run to UPS or Con-way freight in Montgomery. Their food is awesome…they offer pizza, sandwiches, wraps, pasta, salads, paninis, and desserts. I guarantee you will not regret it. They also offer free delivery.  What is even more interesting is the owner use to be a truck driver. Irene and I enjoyed a nice conversation with him while we devoured our dinner.

As I wrote in our most recent blog Irene and I were contacted by a couple of different scouts from Hollywood about the possibilities of interviewing us. Well yesterday we had our first interview.  It took place via Skype and it seemed to have gone really well. We were nervous and excited about interviewing and now we will wait to see if we make the cut. They are going to choose 4 couples for the show and we should know more on the 17th of this month as to whether we have made the cut. Keep your fingers crossed for us…lol.
We have about 10 more days of home time before we head back out on the road. Irene is leaving for an 8 day cruise with my daughters today.  My plan is to work on my “honey do” list that Irene manages to keep updating for me. There are a few things I need to get done on the truck as well. With Irene gone it will be nice to “wear the pants” in the family again. (Lol) My son will be home with me so we will turn this place into the ultimate “man cave” while the girls are gone. Hmmm let’s see what we need, beer on tap, indoor gun range, stripper pole, cigars, 80” big screen to watch the playoffs and bowl games. That should about do it.  Oooops, we need a kicking sound system for the strippers to perform. Ha ha ha! Ya’ll know Irene is going to kill me when she reads this right? No, my plans are simple.  I will finish my chores and wait for the love of my life to return so we can hit the road again.

Excuse me for a second I need to call Irene’s cell phone that she has seemed to misplace…(again)! OK, I’m back!  As usual she has made the bed this morning and her cell phone was buried in it. (Nothing like searching and hearing the ring tones coming from the bed.) I swear that woman should have a show of her own…lol
We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season, and we wish all of you the best in 2014. We appreciate everyone who has followed us this far on our journey and hope that you continue to follow us in the year ahead. Besides…you never know what to expect from Irene while we travel down the highway. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! Have you heard anything back about your possible star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame??
    My husband and I are just finishing up school next week. We've been in an 8 week vocational school for our CDLs. As of this moment, Con-Way is at the top of our list. I think we'll be heading up to Joplin the first week in June to get started. We've been planning this career change for more than a year and can't believe the time has finally arrived!! We have been keeping up with several team blogs and wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all of the stories and information that you and Irene have shared. Thank you!!