Do Any Of You Get Up This Way?

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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So I've established myself for the season in Peru, NY, which is the red marker in the upper right hand corner of the state:

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I'm only one mile off the Interstate and there is a Subway/Gas Station with truck parking right at the exit, which is a simple off/on from either the North or South on I-87. Couldn't be any easier.

I realize this is way up out of the way, but I'm wondering if any of you guys or gals get up this way? I've stayed on the down low all these years and haven't made myself available to meet up with people because I really didn't know if it would be a good idea to do that, or if it would be better to keep a 'professional distance' and focus on running the website.

But I've finally decided that it's time to flip this policy on it's head for several reasons:

  • I've never come up with any solid reasons why I should be keeping my distance. I just simply didn't know, so I played it safe.
  • I'm missing out on getting to know a lot of amazing people that I've been speaking with here on the site for many years
  • I'd like to start doing interviews and features with you guys!

I've started into video/photography work and we'd like to start doing more in-depth features covering both your personal lives and industry issues in depth. I can do audio interviews for podcasts, video interviews for articles and our YouTube channel (which we're working on), or just written interviews, depending on what's appropriate and what you guys are comfortable with.

I can also do some photography/video work for you guys and gals personally so you have some super high quality keepsakes of your time on the road, at no charge of course. This is not a business opportunity, this is just a personal thing I'd be happy to do.

Now there are quite a few people that have been part of TruckingTruth for many years that have tried to meet up with me, and have gotten no love for it. It wasn't anything personal against anyone, I've obviously remained equally distant from everyone. So if you guys are like, "Screw that dude!" I totally understand and I'd love the opportunity to make it up to you.

I'm camping for the entire season in the Adirondacks with my doggy, a huge German Shepherd named Odin. The Adirondacks are one of the most incredible wilderness areas in all of North America, with breathtaking mountains, raging rivers, pristine lakes, and thundering waterfalls everywhere you go. There's everything from a relaxing day fishing or cooking by the campfire, to rock climbing, whitewater rafting, kite surfing, and a trillion other activities. Basically, there are a virtually unlimited number of ways to spend your day and there's absolutely something for everyone, no matter what your tastes.

I've just recently arrived and I'm working to get to know the area as quickly as possible. I don't know anyone here yet and I've only gone on a couple of adventures, but it won't be long before I have a long list of cool things to do.

So if any of you get up this way, let me know and we'll see if we can't get together sometime!

What a shocking development all of a sudden, eh?

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Old School's Comment
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The hermit comes out of his cave!

A shocking development! shocked.png

Rick S.'s Comment
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I can't even get you to respond to an email.

Now you want me to come up for a BBQ?

LOL

Rick

Brett Aquila's Comment
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The hermit comes out of his cave!

A shocking development! shocked.png

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I know, it really is! I was just reading yesterday that there's a pretty extensive cave system around here. I didn't know that. It definitely improves my chances of finding a good place to live around here if I decide to stay permanently.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I live just a few hours from you.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I just spent a couple weeks running around out there on my last run. I was as close as Amsterdam and Johnstown NY. I was also in Vermont and New Hampshire a couple times as well. I'll be heading out tomorrow morning but I usually don't know what part of the country they're sending me until maybe the day before. I was literally all over the place on this last run and I actually enjoy it up there.

JJ

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I can't even get you to respond to an email.

Now you want me to come up for a BBQ?

LOL

Rick

Yeah I know. LoL

One of the problems is that this site gets a lot more traffic than you would think from our family-atmosphere type of forum. We get close to 250,000 unique visitors a month. I must get 250 emails a day from various sources. Never even tried to count. So I try to limit my conversations to the forum and focus on truckin stuff. I never run out of things to talk about, only time.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If anyone knows they'll be getting up this way let me know. I realize you won't often have very much warning ahead of time, or much time to spare, and I often make plans a day or two ahead of time, so I'll certainly miss some opportunities to meet up with people but it'll work out from time to time.

Greg M.'s Comment
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Brett!!!

Check your account, I think you have been hacked!!! Some clown is sending out play date requests under your name.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Well, since I run the west, the chances of me finding myself in that neck of the woods are pretty remote.

However, if you want to do some kind of email interview type thing I'm game. As a truck driver who is also a member of the LGBT community, I probably have a perspective and insight that would be somewhat unique, and might even be helpful to someone else looking into this industry.

Regardless, sounds like you're in the perfect place to enjoy the natural world and decompress. Give Odin extra skritchies and treats from me.

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