“Look!” MacGyver announced enthusiastically as he climbed into the driver seat in El Paso, Texas. “We have another chip in the windshield. You know what that means.”
Yes, I do.
It’s time to find a load north, way far north, because we will have to replace the windshield before our next Landstar Department of Transport (DOT) inspection due at the end of July. The roads in the Lower 48 states are so dilapidated there is so much flying bits of rock and debris that a windshield seems to last less than two years. And shocks? They should be good for 100,000 miles, especially when we drive 58 mph, but we replaced the last ones at 87,000 miles.
Sunrise near the Arctic Circle, where we’re heading, is at 0400 local time and sunset is at 2300, which means MacGyver’s night drives will be day drives. The mystery we want to solve is, will it get completely dark, or is summer northern dark, southern dusk?
I’ve put on a double supply of Huggies baby wipes because once we pass Fort MacMurrary, Alberta there will be no truck stops for showers.
I will try to post a report and photos on Facebook from our delivery location across the Boreal Forest into the northern tundra of Canada. Alas no Northern Lights, not because they’re not out there, but because the sky needs to be fairly dark to see them. We’re expecting almost no dark.