Truck Driver Sunsets

It has been a while since I have posted anything travel related. I’ve been too busy traveling the country delivering loads from one distribution center to another. Being a truck driver isn’t the easiest of jobs, and truth be told, not the most entertaining of them either. I spend nearly fourteen hours a day, just… driving. Interstate to the interstate. All I mostly see are miles of farmlands and occasional significant cities. I have grown tired of it and am ready to move back to what I enjoyed most: traveling.

Before I left for trucking training, I took courses on travel writing. I figured with all the traveling I’d do, I’d have a ton of material to work with. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see all the wonders of America. I blame that on my restricted routes. I only delivered to a set amount of states, so I ended up seeing the same things over and over again. On top of that, dealing with crazy drivers and traffic, you tend to lose interest pretty fast. Anyway, not to complain, one of the beauties I did see were some fantastic sunsets.


Ironto, Virginia (Photo Credit: Nikki Lee)


My favorite time of day is daybreak. To me, it gives the promise of something new coming along. It restores the hope I may have lost yesterday and makes me feel that maybe today, something different and exciting is happening. No matter what good or bad day I had the day before, new daybreak always brings that rush.

In this particular case, I have seen more than my fair share of sunsets. You’d think if you saw one, you see them all. Not the case at all. I’ve lived in Florida my entire life. I’ve grown bored of those sunsets. My favorite sunsets have become the ones I’ve seen in Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia. The colors seem different, or are they just the view of the sun setting behind mountains or a massive desert. I don’t know, but they fill me with the same rush as the scene of daybreak coming into my windshield.

Living the trucker life may not have been for me but, those sunsets will definitely be worth more than any momento keychain I buy at a travel center.


Nephi, Utah (Photo Credit: Jazmine Dupont)