Sunday, May 10
The convoy began promptly at 1:30 PM.
Because they exit Burle Business Park to Route 30 West, the trucks go right by the chapel, giving us a good view of those that leave early.
Waiting for their turn to leave the parking lot next to me – on the passenger side of the chapel.
I read several news articles and most say there were 380 trucks this year, with 100 kids getting “their wish” to ride in a truck for the convoy.
The event raised about $300,000.00 for Make a Wish.
We left our spot a 1:47 PM and immediately saw several family members.
The umbrellas were for shade as it was quite humid and warm.
There were lots of signs like this: Blow your air horn – or use your Jake brake.
Ian was our official-air-horn-blower.
We rigged up a plastic grocery bag so he didn’t have to reach over Cerwin’s head and hinder his driving.
He had a lot of fun developing different sounds.
One of the articles I read concerning this day, said there was an estimated 6,000 spectators.
The Rissler’s exited Route 222 N at Brownstown just ahead of us, giving me a good view of their rig.
Now we are going around the exit – to Route 272 – looking up at trucks behind us who are preparing to exit.
Main Street Ephrata (Route 322)
This is the official end of the convoy – as we exit 322 and get back on 222.
There were still a few people – in small groups – watching the trucks.
At one point we had a good view of 272. These trucks were several miles behind us.
Then we met the end of the convoy. These trucks had not yet exited 222 at Brownstown.
My last picture of the day is this Amish girl waving to us.
This shot was taken exactly one hour after the shot of our family waving to us as we left the business park.
Reports say that if you return to Burle Business Park, it will take about 1 hour and 45 minutes to make the 27-mile loop.
We did not go back to the Park, but headed to the TFC shop where our rig is parked.
It was a fabulous day.