Woah... I feel like I was hit by a freight train. Six days shooting Final Witness for ABC got me done tuckered out. But things went very well. Lots of company moves which is hard when you are the caterer and craft service person, but I was never late with a meal, which is no small task. Everyone loved the food and it was a GREAT crew to work with. Met some folks I had never worked with and enjoyed catching up with the New York peeps I did episodes 1 and 3 with. Some pictures and video will follow... Need sleep first.
Made it to Ogden Utah and stayed at the most beautiful Walmart parking lot I have ever seen. It was awesome. I pulled in about dark and had to filter about 50 gallons of veggie oil, being careful to not spill any on the clean pavement. It was a nice warm evening and the filtering setup worked well. It takes time to filter on the road, but it's what I do. Have only spent about $50 on diesel so far for 800 miles. I was able to find a bunch of oil at a McDonald's in mountain home Idaho. Word McDonalds!!
Bummer... Ball joint broke and come to find out my truck needs $1,900 worth of work for the front end. Yikes!!! Alas, better to find out now than on the road in Wyoming, still scared of Wyoming. Hoping to leave on wednesday and will have about 8 solid days to get there. C'est la vie.
The trailer is ready to roll again. After a great summer in Oregon I am getting ready to head out for another week of work with ABC on Final Witness in Columbus Ohio. I was driving the truck the other night and heard a loud clunk and alas, a ball joint on the front end just broke off and left me hanging on labor day weekend. Bummer... I was hoping to go climbing in city of rocks Idaho and may not be able to do that now. But I will have time to get to Ohio so that's the important thing.
I still wonder about the sanity of doing all of this driving across the country, but for now it is what I am doing. I just hope everything stays tight on the way out there and I have a safe trip. Wish me luck.