28 January 2016

Change of Venue

We've been busy two days hauling in dirt... finished up late yesterday afternoon, and I was finally able to get some pics. 

This year .... 'Monster Trucks' and 'Monster MotorCross' is being held at University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals.


I was chosen to be on the dirt haul-in crew again this year, as I have been the previous two years when we were hauling dirt into Chase Field. So much easier to get in and out of the stadium versus into and out of Chase Field. 


I'd never been inside of University of Phoenix Stadium and I was excited to be driving my truck in. First load in I was kind of disappointed.  I really thought the stadium was bigger than it actually is. The field always seemed huge on TV. Though the seating goes way, way up almost to the roof. I'd definitely get a nosebleed up  there in those seats.   

FYI, the field is automated, so it can be rolled in and out. The 'playing field' had already been rolled out in advance of our arrival. After a Google search by another driver, we discovered it takes approximately an hour and fifteen minutes to move the field in/out of the stadium. 



This track-hoe was just one of the pieces of equipment loading our trucks; also assisting in the loading was a front end loader, and of course I need to mention, a bulldozer and water truck.



            At the end of the day.... a shot of Mundall Trucking's 'show truck'.


..... And my truck, finally came out of the shop on Tuesday, after having some routine maintenance taking about two weeks... 

                                     Great job, by all those involved!

Late night, February 7th, the trucks will be back into the stadium to haul out the dirt after the show has finished.










08 January 2016

Rain dayz


In between the rain drops yesterday
Downtown Phoenix, AZ


                  Taken with new Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera and 75-300 mm lens.

02 January 2016

New look

I decided I needed a new look for 'A Travelers Thoughts'  this year. 
From time to time, I'll change or upgrade how the page looks, all dependent of course on your comments. 

New Year ... Something different.

2016 has arrived.  With 2016's arrival it people of all kinds are making resolutions. Personally, I haven't followed through on a resolution in years. They always seem to go by the wayside hours after I think about them, no matter if I've written them down and posted them all over the house or not. Months later I'll discover them; think about them again, and whatever I've written them on seems to find 'file 13' aka a wastebasket, never to be thought of again.

Recently, I was listening to a talk radio show and they were discussing resolutions and different ways to make them, keep them, and accomplish what ever has been thought about. 

The ideas were not new; instead of a resolution, I like the idea of goal or goals. A goal is attainable when you follow it's progress daily, weekly, or monthly and the 'bar' for it hasn't been set to high.  

This year in 2016,  my goal is to reach the goals I didn't attain in 2015. Simple as that. Apparently, the goals I set for myself in 2015 were too high and lofty, I never attained any of them. So, I'll try again this year and see where I land. 

For those of you who have resolutions, let me know how you fare with them throughout the year. I'll keep everyone posted on my progress, too.