First off Tater... so glad you came back by! And I am SOOO jealous you live on the Gulf... another trip another time! lol
Wow, I'll have to ask my wife if she's heard of Frankenmuth. She's a Christmas junkie, has bought tons of Christmas ornaments everywhere we've been stationed. No not in the ME right now, but have spent so much time there I feel like I'm from there! Thanks for all the nice words though. Like your taste in tunes as well, read the list of the ones you took on the road with you. Don't think I've ever met a lady truck driver before, I find that interesting. I can fly airplanes, and I drove an M-1A tank once, but never got behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer rig before-that's a lot of truck! Enjoy your blog, will stop by often. Cheers
PS. I live on the Gulf of Mexico!
Here's a mini-map of Frankenmuth MI... as well as a link to the Chamber of Commerce you can give your wife. I am a Christmas Santa collector (47 of them so far - it's the largest display in my house) and have ceramic, wooden, fabric and ornaments. My tree is always done up in white lights with lots of crystal, gold/brass and all the stuff the kids made when they were little. It is, hands down, the BEST looking tree ever! :) We pull out the holiday glassware, cookie plates, throw rugs, pillows, my Timmy the Talking Snowman which says happy things everytime someone walks by and which the kids BEG me not to get out. They HAVE hidden it from me and removed the batteries. LOL!!! We still (ok I) put out cookies for Santa and I can entertain myself for long moments staring at the lights on my tree. A taffy machine has NOTHING on it! ;)
So, explore, have fun and I'm sure she can find something online up there at Bronners - they are HUGE! One fall, I'm going to take a long weekend up there (Or maybe during the week). People book many months ahead up there...
All words were from the heart and richly deserved. Can't do what I do without you folks doin' what you do. We wouldn't last a week without a military to protect our great country. Period.
I love driving a big truck, it's very freeing. (When you get past the idiots lol) I'm very serious when I say I'm more comfortable driving a big truck through a city than a four wheeler. I don't get to drive as much as I used to, so I jump at every chance I get! I guess it would be a similar feeling as having control of an F-16, only not nearly as maneuverable! That would be a kick! And a tank... again, totally jealous! (I was the girl in high school who hung out with the guys, rode dirt bikes, snowmobiles, drag raced, changed my own oil/tires and still looked "bomb", as my oldest daughter's dad told me just a few years back.) Couldn't help it, was way more fun than slumber parties talking about all the other girls! ;)
Anyhow... come back again... and bring me PICTURES of cool things like planes, tanks and other Hero stuff. I'd love to see them! Pretty please!
Oh, and thank your wife for me while you're at it... takes a great person to support the military lifestyle. Would love to have you both share your military experiences. Seriously. Love you folks!