Road Report #4: Trucking on through Texas

The band trucks approached Dallas, Texas, around noon Monday, Dec. 27.

The band trucks approached Dallas, Texas, around noon Monday, Dec. 27.

The sun come up over the trucks on the eastern side of Texas on Monday, Dec. 27.

The sun come up over the trucks on the eastern side of Texas on Monday, Dec. 27.

"Don't think we're in Haywood County anymore," said Jimmy Crocker of the straight highway and big blue sky in Texas.

"Don't think we're in Haywood County anymore," said Jimmy Crocker of the straight highway and big blue sky in Texas.

Martin Clark is one of the seven truck drivers volunteering their time to transport band equipment across the country for the Rose Parade.

Martin Clark is one of the seven truck drivers volunteering their time to transport band equipment across the country for the Rose Parade.

Jeremy Parker is another one of the band's seven truck drivers volunteering their time to drive equipment to California.

Jeremy Parker is another one of the band's seven truck drivers volunteering their time to drive equipment to California.

The trucks reach Dallas.

The trucks reach Dallas.

The trucks pass downtown Dallas.

The trucks pass downtown Dallas.


The band trucks started making their way across Texas on Monday, Dec. 27, and were approaching Dallas around noon. Read more road reports about the trucks carrying band equipment to California for the Tournament of Roses Bandfest and Rose Parade, a move that saves the band $40,000 in checked baggage fees, and the seven drivers volunteering their time to make it possible.

7 Comments

  1. Christian Wyatt
    Posted December 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    We are proud of you Stacey! We pray you and the other drivers have a safe trip! From, your daughter and wife.

  2. Carol Ferguson
    Posted December 27, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Hello from WCU truck 2 in route to the Rose Bowl Parade. We are having a good trip. This is my first trip driving across country.I got my Class A to help my husband drive on this trip. I drove across Arkansas yesturday. I am having a blast.

  3. killian
    Posted December 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Thank you Carol!

  4. Christy Pelkey
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Hey Brother Martin!! Hope you guys are having a safe and fun trip. We miss you here, but we will be watching on parade day. Please be safe and we will all be looking out for the girls while you are gone. Love ya ~ Sister Christy

  5. Katrina Hannah
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I am so proud of my sister Carol for driving….. You go girl!! Please be careful… We love you

  6. Nancy Wyatt
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    So proud of you Carol and glade all of you are having fun be safe tell Harlie he has a new name Charlie I’ll be watching the parade hope to see you all and watch the band Love Nana & Papaw

  7. Sharon Franks
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Go Carol go. Now I can say I know someone in the Rose Parade. You guys have fun, be safe, and take lots of pictures.