Sunday, April 21, 2013
I thought maybe it would help to give you an idea of what our truck amenities are since most of you are not any more familiar with the inside of a Big Truck with a sleeper than I was.
We call the truck Betsy and she has her own personality!
We have an APU (auxiliary power unit) to run a 4.5 cu ft apartment size refrigerator freezer and a microwave. The freezer is very small; there are 2 small shelves and a bin big enough to hold 2 gallons of milk in the refrigerator. One of our space issues is that Max is an iced tea drinker and a lot of our space is taken up by half gallon jugs of home brewed tea.
Some of our trucker friends use a crock pot and I am thinking I might tote ours along this week and give it a try since I came across the strap that holds the lid on while unpacking yesterday. As a long time "from scratch" cook I am not crazy about eating a lot of microwaved food but the alternative is to eat out which is expensive and no more healthy most of the time. I cook most of our meals on board and we usually eat out only once a week. Max carried a small grill in his younger years and it's something we talk about sometimes.
There are little ovens and dutch ovens just for trucks but space being at such a premium I have resisted those. I'm also not too sure about having an "oven" going while we are rolling!
We have a TV and DVD player on board though we seldom take time to watch anything, along with satellite radio and a Rand McNally GPS that occasionally takes us on interesting side tours...
Wishing you all the Sparkiest of Sundays!