Sunday Morning, May 10
Entering Burle Business Park where the trucks meet for this convoy.
Ian helping Grandpa set up the steps to the chapel. (It was his turn to go with us this year.)
After the chapel was set up, we walked around a bit to see trucks and look for Ian’s brother Josh and sister Jana.
We found them at the Highgrade Construction truck that Josh drives.
Josh is enjoying his job with Highgrade – which is owned by Cerwin’s brother, Elvin.
The other Highgrade driver polishing his truck.
A pretty tow truck.
We were told that breakfast was waiting for us at Geff Stoner’s truck, so we worked our way toward him
It was wonderful to be treated to breakfast. Thanks Geff.
His daughter-in-law Sherry joined us.
One of Geff’s trucks
John and Karen Rissler’s big rig (left) was parked nearby, and I thought Ian would enjoy seeing inside.
Three of their five boys were glad to give us a tour. Their cab includes a shower, bunk beds, and refrigerator.
The other two boys and their dad (left) were outside the truck talking to Cerwin and Don Hollinger. Karen was nearby, but I missed getting a picture of her. Both drive the rig and homeschool the boys.
Ian loves Camaros and tried to convince Grandpa to loan him $20,000.00. 🙂
Ian liked this large lawn chair.
Stinger was hoisted in the air.
This grandpa and grandson posed next to Garber Farm’s new truck.
A bit later we met one of the Garbers, so Cerwin asked him about this beautiful Peterbilt.
I asked for permission to see inside.
I love the smell of new trucks.
One of the most interesting “rigs” in the convoy.
Clowns abound in the parking lot – many raising funds for Make-A-Wish.
The first chapel service was at 10:00 AM, so it was time to be at the chapel.
Mark, a clown friend, stopped by to ask if the clowns could take their group picture in front of the chapel after lunch. (Stay tuned for those pictures – one of my favorite times of the day.)
The chapel was full to overflowing with two dozen people in the first service. Chaplain Bob and a young Rissler were in the living quarters.
Ian, Cerwin, two young Rissler’s, and I stood in the back.
Chaplain Jake sharing a devotional.
Leaving the chapel.
Some hung around and visited for awhile.
I noticed that Lafayette Fire Company was allowing people to go up their aerial lift and got in line.
Sherry Stoner and their boys were just ahead of me.
What a great view!
The fireman operating the lift told me it can go up to eight stories. I think we were up about five stories.
Our friends Fay and Marv sitting next to their truck. Notice the #1 between their chairs. That means they were leading the convoy.
More pictures tomorrow night.