Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home

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  1. radioshark

    radioshark Road Train Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    I was in the us customs compound in Buffalo. Was stuck there for 44 hours. They sealed that up real quick.
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  3. Trashtrucker1707

    Trashtrucker1707 Medium Load Member

    Dec 30, 2017
    Don’t let this make you feel old @JohnBoy but I remember clearly I was a senior at mount dora high school working as a teachers aid for my favorite business systems admin teacher, very surreal day. What’s sad as well is I’m sure that course isn’t even offered to students anymore, Mrs. Wilson was her name, I can type upwards of 50 words per minute because of her, I still write checks and balance a checkbook because of her, I’ll never forget the day she assigned us the project of “what do you want to be when you grow up”, I proudly stood in front of that class and gave a presentation of my desires to drive a truck for a living. Makes me sad to think teachers like her, with so much wisdom, no longer have anything to offer to this generation we have coming up in the world now.
  4. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    I was in a diner in eastern PA. Switched jobs not soon after. Went to work for a fencing company. We fenced in the Shanksville PA crash site. It was awful. All the big stuff was cleaned up. Family members still visiting. The smell of jet fuel still present. I am a motor mouth and that was one of the most quiet days of my life.
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  5. Evomalo

    Evomalo Road Train Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Thats what I thought it was, a prop plane. I was on the flight deck of the USS Constellation heading for San Diego when I heard about it. I remembered walking into flight deck control and looking at the tv just as the second one hit.
  6. Grouch

    Grouch Road Train Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    Between here and eternity
    My wife and I woke up in Ely, NV. on the morning of the 11th on our way to Fallon. Just switched the tv on and could not believe what we were watching.
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  7. ExtremeUnction

    ExtremeUnction Road Train Member

    Apr 24, 2016
    Mechanicsville, VA
    I was working at an Internet provider, and literally everybody at the office was standing in the Network Monitoring Center watching it unfurl on the big screen TVs they had.

    My then-wife worked at a building across the freeway from the Pentagon. She had co-workers who saw the plane which hit the Pentagon flying literally over their heads as they were driving to work. She worked on the 5th floor and had a solid view of the impact site.
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  8. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    I was in Baltimore when i got the word from my company to get the heck out of the area…
  9. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kingsport, Tennessee
    I remember that night standing in my yard watching the fighter jets from MCAS El Toro flying the California coastline....
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  10. jarhead0311

    jarhead0311 Road Train Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    I was in my last year of my enlistment in the Marines on Norfolk Naval base. Got locked down and everyone on leave got called back in.
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  11. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    Lake Worth, FL.
    Got the written ok from the Dr. Safety is setting up the drug test for Wednesday. Should be heading out Thursday.
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