My Little House on the highway


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

Saturday 4.10.21 Desert

At night we arrived in a village called Vaughn in New Mexico.  We stayed at the truck stop for the night and there was still room for us too.  The evening walk was missed due to late arrival time.  We were ready to sleep!  Today we left later after a mandatory ten hour rest break.  There was quiet traffic in the desert.  Traffic picked up when we reached I-40.  The sun was shining from the clear sky.  Heikki was able to get blue  tooth working in truck radio and now we were able to listen to Finnish music via his phone.  It was nice to sing along with old Finnish pop songs.  The words were fading at times. But that didn’t slow down my singing!  There were new (?) pop songs that I didn’t recognize.

Windshield is clean again, at least for couple of hours. After refueling, we took a shower.  Adjacent to the shower rooms was a lounge area to which only truck drivers have access.  No one was watching it, but who else there would want to spend their time on.  Anyone can watch TV at home.
Post the shower we went for lunch and there was a service worth the sign.  Even the menu was electronically, if you didn’t want a traditional menu.  Truck drivers get bonus points when refueling at this truck stop chain.  Bonus points are converted into cash and it can be used to pay a restaurant bill.

It was good to continue the journey after the meal and the desert landscapes were beautiful in front of us.

We washed our truck in Farmington

Our journey continued through the desert and there were houses here and there.  No need to listen to the noise of neighbors.  Next came the state of Colorado.  The landscapes remained similar, although there was more cultivated land.

In Utah, the landscape began to change more.  There was a forest, mountains, a valley, fields and of course Moab and Arches National Park. I have to get there to bicycle one day. There was a lot of people there.  There were cyclists, four wheelers, jeeps and caravans all over the place.

We stayed the night at Green River.

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