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Daily Summary for 2/18/2024

Big Rig Steve officially done for the day at 19:02 CST safely parked at Peru, Illinois.

Title: The long push

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began at 8:47 CST at Elm Creek, Nebraska Sapp Brothers.  Broadcast started, BRS had just witnessed a collision of a big rig pulling out and a pickup backing up.  Insurance exchange was going on in front of the Blue Comet.  

Also, a road crew meetup had occurred last night after that broadcast had ended.

Beautiful sunshine as we rolled back on I-80 east continuing our trip to Joliet, IL.

Rolling under the Kearney Arch over I-80 at 9:13 CST.

Approaching Lincoln, NE at 11:06 CST.

Entering Omaha, NE at 11:50 CST.

Crossing the Missouri River at 12:01 CST, welcome to Iowa. 

At the Pilot in Council Bluffs, IA at 12:05 CST, we stopped for 50 gallons of fuel, coffee and a road crew meet up occurred.

We stopped at the Loves at Newton, IA at 15:06 CST for our 30 minute break.  Iowa Speedway was visible in the distance. 

BRS points out at 17:35 CST near Davenport, IA “Look, the CAT scale repair truck” as it rolled past the Blue Comet.

Near LeClaire, IA at 17:48 as we crossed the Mississippi, welcome to the third state of the day!  The home state of BRT…Illinois!!

Numbers:  64 miles 102 km to receiver.  We covered  578 miles 930 km rolling out of Nebraska, through Iowa and into Illinois.  BRS said it was a “Gold Star Day”

Clocks: 1:14 hours on 11 hr,  3:16 hours on 14 hr,  4:37 hours on 70 hr.  Gain back 8:32 hours tomorrow morning. 

No alarm clock ⏰ tomorrow.   Delivery is at 13:30 CST.  There is onsite parking, so may show up early.  This receiver has had mixed results when we’ve delivered before, taking as little at 3 hours or as much as 24 hours.  Choose the BRT YouTube channel alarm bell to receive notifications for the start of our broadcast.

Welcome to the constantly growing Big Rig Travels family. Big Rig Steve is glad to have you as part of the family.

Another good day for Big Rig Travels.

Welcome to Illinois!!

Please post comments anything of importance or interest of today’s trip that was not included or feedback for Steve about todays broadcast. 

Yes, if you have missed today you can replay some or all of today’s trip. Choose the YouTube channel tab on Bigrigtravels website and while you’re at the website check out the BRT store for BRT merchandise.