A Delayed; not by choice; Post

Image0079I must apologize, the lack of posts seem to have worried a few people.  I have been having problems with the WYFI on my laptop, or to be more accurate, the WYFI available at the truck stops.  It’s sad really, that you have to pay for WYFI service that is of such poor quality you can hardly remain online for more than 10 minutes at a time.  Luckily, I now have a broadband connection VIA air card.   If all goes well, you can expect a few more frequent posts from the tumbleweed express.

To give you an idea of what I have been doing for the last month and a half or more, let me share my odometer reading.  I acquired the truck on December 22, and it had 1,400 miles on it at the time.  As of the time of this post, I have 38,126 miles on the blue beauty.  To say the least, I have been rolling along quite well.  In the past few months, I have been in every one of the lower 48 states except Washington, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, and Rohde Island.  A few of them I seem to be spending a lot of time in, or at least driving through. 

I survived the last batch of severe winter storms with no trouble, and I was right in the middle of them.  Apparently, I am suited to the I 80 corridor, and they seem to like sending me to New York of all places.  I feel sorry for those of you who have to drive the George Washington bridge on a daily basis.  I can’t think of any other road in such a pitiful state of disrepair.  I do believe a person could lose one of these new sub compact cars in the pot holes on that stretch of road. 

I’ll post a few more things later in the week, for right now, I need a little sleep, so I’ll save the good stuff for when I have a clear head.


Sandee said...

Wow you've been busy. That's a lot of miles and a lots of states too. I'm glad all is well, but I'm sorry that you have to pay for WYFI that is so poor. That's just not right.

Have a terrific day and stay safe. :)

Eric S. said...

It is a lot of miles, but I have been running as a trainer, or team during that time, so it's not that unusual. I was very disappointed with the wyfi available out on the road.

kkipp said...

I'm surprised the WyFi is so bad. One would think the internet infrastructure would be fairly well built by now.

Early on in my global travels I found that Starbucks has a dependable system (and you can find a Starbucks easily in any major city around the world it seems). So I signed up for a Starbucks account and can use their WyFi in any store around the world.

While sipping an espresso (of course).

I often also use free/not free high-speed WyFi availability as the deciding factor when choosing a hotel. After a long day in the foreign office, I have a couple hours of notes crafting and email responding to do before being able to hit the pillow. So high-speed internet is a must for me on my business travel.




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