Middle Aged Couple Part II -

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We made a Wal-Mart run Sunday and it's true that it's quite close. And you can tell it's located near a terminal - lots of "hardwork" clothing and convenience products for life on the road. Back at the cafe for lunch, we were also able to get dinner "to-go," since they close early on Sundays. We have enough (more than enough, really) food back at the room to get us to breakfast.

Our day-early arrival means we have plenty of time to rest and relax before what everyone assures us will be a stressful Orientation week! (They also assure us it gets better.) My husband returned the rental and I've "nested" in the hotel room to make the week a little easier. Falcolns football is on screen and the afternoon stretches before us!

It's just after 2 p.m as I write this, so I can look forward to a nap, study time, filling out my paperwork, and maybe even checking out that on-site "movie theater" before an early night.

Not sure that I'll update this Diary every day. We'll be posting on our "Travel Page" for all the friends back home - www.facebook.com/nickandkimsasso

The friendliness of the people here has done a LOT to take the edge of my anxiety about this crazy plan we have to become OTR truck drivers!!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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