Saturday, October 9, 2010

Road Trip!

My friend T.J. (Tree cutter guy) is a truck driver. He asked me Friday night if I wanted to go on a trip with him on Saturday. Huh, Krissy on a road trip? What's one of Krissy's favorite-est things to do? ROAD TRIP! And this one was great, I didn't have to drive nor pay for the fuel!

Here's T.J. getting ready to toss the strap over the load. He then showed me how to hook them on the other side and also how to wrench them tight. We drove to Eau Claire to pick up the load, that took about 45 min and then we went south to Osseo for coffee and some Micky D's for breakfast. Then back on the road, south on I94 to Tomah, then East on Hwy 21, South on 49 to the little town of Berlin. That's where we dropped most of the load. The truck is also a fork lift. He unhooks from the trailer and like magic he has a fork lift.
Taking the first set of tresses off.
Taking the tresses up the the job site.

Action shot of dropping the tresses.

It took two hours to unload at this job site. T.J. had me tossing and hooking, unhooking and rolling up the straps. After I rolled up about 50 feet of straps he shows me this handy dandy tool (Drill thing) that you hook into the strap holding thing and the drill then does all the work. (He said that he didn't me doing it by hand, yeah, right!)

After dropping the job site load, we then went to Oshkosh to Menard's and, dropped the rest of the load. That took about 30 minutes or so. Back on the road, North on I 41 for a bit, then on to Hwy45.
Stopped in the town of Stevens Point and had late lunch and then North till we got up on Hwy 29 and came West till we were back in Eau Claire.

This was about 13 hours worth of road trip. He said I could come again on more trips when I have time (No work and school) so I must not have made his ears bleed with all the questions I asked!


  1. Wow, how fun is that??? A road trip is always good. I'm glad you had fun today today.

  2. Looks like you had fun today. Sounds like a hot day though - I can't believe the heat can't be turned off in the truck.

  3. Cool. You got to see the Lake of the Hill of the Dead. Nice day for a ride.

  4. Glad you had a good time! And it was a beautiful day for a road trip.

  5. Very fun! I bet TJ enjoyed your company.

  6. Wooo Hooo!!!! that is all I have to say.