January 4, 2004--My friend came and picked me up and we spent the afternoon and evening eating and driving around to various photogenic places in Southern California along the coast taking photos. On January 3rd I unloaded and reloaded with a load going to Houston, Texas.

Right now I'm at Houston, Texas, where I unload in the morning. I won't know where I'm going next till sometime tomorrow. I really like not knowing where I'm headed to next -- it really turns it into a sort of adventure.

Today was the first day of the new Department of Transportation "Hours of Service" rules being in effect. It has to do with trucker log book rules. At first I thought it was going to be hard, but now that I've thought about it a bit it's not any really big deal.