The Road Scholar – Day 25

Posted: 26 January 2011 in Travel
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Today wasn’t stressful, but it did take a lot out of me. As expected, I didn’t leave Dexter, MO until almost 3 in the morning, but still made it by 1100 to Berryville, AR. I managed to get an 8 hour break in (now that my logs are all electronic, my hours of driving are closely monitored) before coming up here to Carthage, MO. I arrived here at 2251 for a 2300 appointment – only to find out it was rescheduled for 24 hours later. At least I’ll be able to get some decent sleep.

Carthage, MO is about 20 miles east of Joplin and about 140 south of Kansas City. A small town that doesn’t offer much. I have either loaded or delivered at almost all the warehouses here. One such place, a cold storage warehouse, has two entrances for the same facility, which is where I am now. It has two entrances because different customers store their product in certain areas of the freezer. What makes this place unique is because it’s underground. Yes, a cold storage facility in caves – literally. A mountain side was actually carved out and formed into a freezer… it’s actually really cool (no pun intended).

There is also a similarly designed place just outside Kansas City and used for dry goods, though at that place, it’s a bit more awkward to maneuver a truck around in. This place, if you use the south entrance and it’s snowing, can be a challenge to exit from as there is a hill you have to climb immediately after you exit the cave… and who said driving a truck is easy.

Had a long day, tomorrow (hopefully) will be more productive.

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