We are off and on our way.
I think we have 16 trucks with 2 or 3 semis meeting us tonight in Freemont.
Each driver has been given “goodie bags” from three different people/organizations – I have yet to find out.
When we arrived this morning, we pulled in line behind several other trucks. We all mingled in the cold and mud. Introductions were made (most will be forgotten – by me). Even though I might not remember names yet I do know I am in the company of some very good people.
John Decker from Farmers Co-op in Hudsonville read scripture and sent us off with exhortation, prayer and a blessing.
Wrangling everyone together for a group photo happened and then we left with police escorting us and many people along the way to the expressway waving us good-bye.
There’s been a lot of preparation for this trip and I really have no clue but I can only imagine.
For me I’ve been preparing by not drinking liquids – I have an idea bladder control will come in handy when traveling with this many. I hope the “determining” driver has a small bladder.
We will be meeting farmers at drop off places because many roads accessing their farms and ranches are still unpassable – especially for heavy equipment.
Stay tuned for future installments.