The following was written by Sgt. 1st Class Mark F. Ounan, an Active/ Guard infantry Soldier currently assigned to the 324th Military Police Btn., Chambersburg, Pa. Ounan is also the only current Soldier and Military Vehicle Preservation Association member taking place in the 2009 MVPA Convoy. Here's an exert from the journal he's keeping as he travels cross-country.

From Rawlins, Wyo., to Green River, Wyo., it was mostly highway driving.

We were doing about 40 miles-per-hour and the Dodge does not like to go that fast. The tractor trailers whizzing by makes it feel like you're being blown off the road.

When we got to Green River we participated in a parade through town, and afterward parked the vehicles by the railroad yard. The city sponsored a barbecue for all of the convoy participants and the townspeople. We sat on the grass under the trees and had a lovely afternoon listening to music and talking with the townspeople. It was a great afternoon.