Hello, I’m Elina. Welcome to follow my journey with my husband Heikki across North America. In this blog, you can get a behind-the-scenes look what life is like on the road

Tuesday 4.27.21 Days Off Are Gone

A week went by fast at home.  We got everything done and relaxed.  The wild flowers were also in bloom next to our terrace.  Now we are working to the end of next month and then a decent vacation ahead.  At least we live in hope!  Our loading started again from Indiana and we were loading light poles.  We have a total of eight unloading sites and the last two are close to Salt Lake City.  Their turn will be next week.

We left home in around nine this morning and I had my second vaccination on our way.  Let’s see if there are any symptoms afterwards. The first one went without any issues, so it is good to live in hope.

It was a cloudy morning, but the air was warming up all the time.  Right from the morning it was already 15C / 60F and along our way it was already 20C / 68F. At the loading site it was 28C/82F.

We were not able to unload any today when the first unloading site was already closed by two.  We will unload tomorrow at six in the morning local time.  And another one later.  The first unloading site is on the outskirts of Chicago, the second one in Illinois, too. Third, we won’t have time to unload tomorrow when it’s in Kansas.
 Heikki wanted a clean truck and when we arrived close to the truck stop, he drove to the truck wash.  I stayed inside the truck.
While at the truck stop, we went for an evening walk and noticed a truck with Finnish and American flags and the text “Sisu”.  We knocked on the door, no answer.  In our second round we got the answer to our knock and there was Jeremy from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  We chatted for awhile and had good time. He knew a few words of Finnish and he liked Turkish pepper candy.
If you like to follow my journey across the U.S please check my earlier blogs here.