Another Friday then and, with the sun just about shining on Tachoblog, it must be time for this week’s View From The Cab.

No clever round the world order this week, we’ve just laid them out in the order we received them.  So we start with TruckerDesiree and Karma the wonderdog who are next up at the Fertilizer Doohicky in South Carolina.

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Darkstaff’s up next and says ‘Hello to West Virginia. Crossing the Ohio river on US 35. On my way to Chester,Virginia’…

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Click below for more from Darkstaff and the rest of the Tachoblog Tribe’s Views for this week…

…Now he’s entering Virginia, his ‘home state, for now at least!’…

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…Staying in Virginia, we find him in Richmond  ‘driving past the home of Phillip Morris, makers of Marlboro and other cigarettes’…

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… Then it’s a View he describes as ‘a Waffle House sunset in Hammond, Louisiana tonight’…

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And finally from Darkstaff this week he’s in Texas and says that ‘as is usual, once I get into Texas, I’m usually here a minimum 3 days.’

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We find Heydriver (who’s today’s Birthday Boy – so many happy returns of the day to him) and Goldie crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on US13 S and looking at the north bound side. Heydriver says it’s ‘a bright sunny day in the Tidewater region of Virginia.  Moving south and crossing from the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Peninsula towards the Tidewater area of the mainland in Virginia. One of my top 10 routes.  From the Philadelphia area to the Norfolk, Virginia area on US Route 13 is the best and fastest way to get there from here. No Washington DC or Baltimore traffic. Quiet ride and many, many farms to look at. And then a nice ride out across the Chesapeake Bay’…

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…In their second View, we find them ‘descending Afton Mountain in a fog on I-64 W. Near Waynesboro, Virginia’.  They’re apparantly visiting Heydriver’s ‘Mom (Mum) in Christiansburg. On the way over Goldie and I had to cross over Afton Mountain in Virginia. Man was it foggy out.  You’ll notice the lights embedded into the shoulder of the road, aka Landing Lights.  These little lights are on a sensor that activates them when the fog rolls in. It does look pretty when the lights are on.  Of course, that is all you can see at times. Drive safe and be kind to yourself.’

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We catch up with TheNose10 on his way to a dairy in Pennsylvania, he’s on  Highway 305 in Ohio…

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…He’s made it to the dairy in Sharpsville in his secondView and is ‘looking into the milk truck bays.  I go elswhere with the sugar tanker.’

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From Triberg in Germany Rainerri1967 sent in this View, as well as telling us that Triberg is the ‘home of Germany’s highest waterfalls’…

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…And ‘also the home of the Cuckoo clock.’

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Finally for this week we head return to Texas and meet Amishtrucker.  His first View is of ‘a nice truck I passed on Highway 71 near Bastrop, Texas loaded with 2 huge blocks of granite’…

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…’Then we go to just north of downtown Laredo, Texas and see some houses in a residential district there’.  Amishtrucker says he needs ‘to get some pictures from the really crowded part of town where they have everything behind a fence and the houses are really tight together’…

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…’But then, just up the street, is a Taco hut built out of a caboose.  Note that everything is painted very colorful, very typical of Mexico and Laredo. By the way, if you are hungry by now, there are plenty of tacos for sale in Laredo, and many little businesses like this one where you can buy them at! Good day and we will see you next week!’

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A big thanks from Tachoblog to the Tachoblog Tribe for sending in their Views.  If you’d like to become part of the Tachoblog Tribe and View From The Cab, then you’re more than welcome.  All you have to do is email your Views to vftc@tachoblog.com, or (for those of you that Twitter) send a tweet starting #vftc to @tachoblog


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