Our second leap on the bus brought us to Casey,IA. With the driver tired and the bus low on natural gas we pulled into a trucker motel for the night. I thought it would have been more busy, but with the oil issue only top doll or could afford 18 wheeler transportation these days. Gorden was smart enough to pick up a deck of cards at a rest stop a few hours back so we all got rooms together an meet up for some poker and drinking. Being the Gorden was Muslim he didn't partake in the gambling and drink but instead had some soda and joined in on the conversation we where all having. The first game was polite conversation about anything and everything. It turned on LT. Was book smart but not card smart and me Nd David were going at it like to shiames fighting fish. We took a break and Gorden went to get ice, wile I got more beer from my room. On his way back he picked up the tall lanky dud from the bus the first day and a big black guy who I swore was a football player, they had been chill in the loung on opposite sides looking bummed and bored. So he invited them up to the room for poker. None of us minded the more the marrier. Come to find out the big guys name was Nick and his nickname was tinny. He didn't actually play football but rather he was from africa and just looking for work. He was a well fit man, looked like he could do some damage, but he was quiet and reserved and honestly i didnt think he could hurt a fly. The tall guys name was something Japanese that i couldnt spell yet alone pronounce, but he was a member of the yakuza's and did engineering for them, modifying equipment, cars, tools, building security the likes. We just ended up calling him Ein.Nobody had any money so we played for bragging right and as a time passer. Taking the time to get to know each other. That night was probably the most fun I had in years. Good booze good conversation, good people. Before we knew it the sun was rising and we where packing up to shove off again. We got going agin the next noting but about 6 hour in our bus broke down in Reliance, ND. So we spent the night there. By the end of the fourth day we had pulled into liberty lake regional park. It was now a base and processing center for Foxhound.