HAHA... you still driving?
Is the forklift okay?
1. The Pacific Coast Highway. One of my favorite roads.
2. New England in September and October, especially in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Great seafood up there too.
3. Hitting a MLB city on the weekend and being able to catch a game in a different park.
4. Those days when the sun is out, you're well rested, you're in a scenic part of the country, and you have some good tunes on the radio.
But being home has its perks as well, some of which outweigh the allure of the road.
1. Seeing my wife every day instead of a couple days a month, and the increased frequency of certain related happenings.
2. Being more involved in my church again.
3. Spending time with good friends. It's amazing how much you enjoy having company at things like ball games and movies.
4. A much more regular sleep and eating schedule.
5. Being home is generally more healthy. I get to the gym more and don't eat as much junk. Being on the road can be pretty sedentary. You sit in your vehicle when you're driving, you often eat while moving down the road, and when you stop you're sleeping. I put on a few pounds when I was driving and now I'm struggling to take it back off.
It was an experience I'm glad I had. I got to see all 48 states and some good chunks of Canada and I got to meet some interesting people. I also think it helped me deal with drivers now. When drivers have concerns I can relate well because I've been where they are. I don't expect any more than I would have expected of myself, but on the other hand, I expect at least as much as I would expect of myself.
So yeah, at times I miss the road, but life is better now so I don't see myself going back.
I had forklift training. A lot can go wrong when people don't respect the power they have when driving them.
I drive forklifts a lot and am absolutely paranoid of having anyone within 10 feet of me while I am driving. Hate it when people get next to me. "It's OK, Greg, we know you are a good driver."
"Am not! Move!"