Ok, I saw a lot of people on the road yesterday when I was making my way home, so it got me wondering how many folks here travelled somewhere else today and how far you went. What's the farthest you ever drove for Thanksgiving or Christmas, whether going away or coming back home?
I had a bit of a haul. I was home this past weekend and told dispatch I wanted to work the first part of the week but I also wanted to get home for Thanksgiving. I got a call Monday morning with a load to McAllen, TX. I delivered late Tuesday evening and was supposed to have a load from Brownsville over to Huntsville, AL (from where I would have driven home empty) but that load cancelled. So Tuesday evening I made it from McAllen up to San Antonio, spent the night there, drove from San Antonio to Nashville yesterday, and made the last leg from Nashville back home this morning, arriving home about an hour before the turkey got done and just in time to roll out and bake the dinner rolls. That puts my trek home at just under 1500 miles, the longest drive I've ever done for a Thanksgiving dinner. I hope getting back at Christmas is a little easier, or at least more profitable.