Truckers spend a lot of time on the road and many end up staying overnight in hotels. What’s a trucker to do besides sleep at a hotel?
Well, for starters, time at the hotel can be a good time to relax in the hotel’s pool or hot tub, if they have one. There’s nothing like warm water on sore muscles.
Meanwhile, most hotel lobbies have local papers– take one and read it to see what’s going on in the world as well as in town. If the hotel has a lounge, have a seat there and chat with fellow travelers and truckers. If no one is around, take out a crossword puzzle book or a novel you’ve been meaning to read to keep your mind occupied.
If there’s a diner or restaurant on the premises or within walking distance, grab a bite to eat. When you’re in a decent neighborhood, don’t be afraid to take a walk around a couple blocks to see the nearby buildings and get some exercise while you’re at it.
Some truckers like to take photos of the places they go and then share them online with friends and family. It’s especially fun to find things to take pictures of that look unusual or out-of-the-ordinary. In some cases, a trucker will pick a particular theme or subject like fast food signs or cool sports cars in parking lots and always be on the search for them wherever they are. It gives a trucker something to look forward to, as they’re on the hunt for whatever they’re keenly interested in.
Of course many truckers watch TV, movies and play games on their phones or computers. Most of society does that stuff on a daily basis too.
Hotel time is a good time to work on “portable hobbies,” see some local sights, enjoy good meals and conversation, and, most importantly, sleep.