The Blue Thimble
Had a bit of a mixed bag for a load this time with some pallets bound for Red Deer, Alberta, a small pipe bend bound for northern Alberta, some steel lugs for a hyd neck on a lowbed for Edmonton and a steel ladel for a mine somewhere in northern Alberta. The ladel generated a lot of questions from people at truck stops and resturants like: Is that a bell? or Is that a big thimble (seriously)? The ladel weighed over 10 tons and had to be lifted off with a crane. I unloaded in Red Deer first which allowed me to spend some time with my sister and nephews, then I unloaded the rest of the load back in Edmonton. I went to Fort Sask to load some foam and dropped the trailer where I hooked onto an empty step deck trailer and headed to Calgary, Alberta to load a couple of trucks for delivery in Edmonton. After all was said and done, I hooked onto the trailer load of foam and headed home. Along the way there was some icy patches in the shade and a super b driver found out the hard way that speed isn’t the way to go outside of Vavenby, BC (see photo). The drive was awesome with lots of sunshine and bare roads until I got to the Coquihalla Hwy where the snow was causing havoc again. Bye for now.