20 Years of Trucks - Journaling
Made with PSP X2, on a PC, with Win 7
I used several techniques from Ro's Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed. One that I used, was #19 - Text Effects, which I used to colour the outer frame of the photo matt.
Font: Times New Roman
On the next page are a few of the trucks that we
have owned during the past twenty years. The
trucks have changed over the years, not only
because of the make and mechanical specs,
but because of the cosmetics and extras. These
three photos, show the biggest changes in the
trucks we've owned.
In the first photo is a Western Star with a single
bunk. You had to crawl through a space, much
like a wide window, into the bunk. Once you
were in there, it was comfortable enough to
sleep, but there wasn't much room to manouver.
The second truck was also a Western Star, but it
had a raised roof on the bunk and was double
deep, with a doorway, instead of a window. You
could actually walk into the bunk, by ducking a
little. It was great to be able to pull the curtains
across and stand to get changed.
The third truck is a long nose Peterbilt. It was
Ron's dream come true. It's wheel base was
longer than that of the any truck we had in the
past. There's even more room in the cab and in
the bunk to stand and move around. It even has
the flat steel bumper, instead of a curved one,
with the holes in it.
It should have been traded a few years ago, but
the long nose is a thing of the past, so we held
onto it. There isn't enough time left now to make
another purchase, because Ron wants to retire
and a purchase takes from three to five years.
Ron has driven to or through every province in
Canada, except British Columbia and every State,
on the North American continent, south of the
Canadian border. As you can see in the first photo,
I used to drive with him, prior to having my heart
attack. I haven't gone to as many places as he, but
have enjoyed the places that I've seen.