Man, rest areas like this are just amazing for meeting like minded people. I just met another traveler, and I can't remember his name because I was stoned and he's probably laughing at this because I hooked him up to my blog.
He had a sweet two year old large van that he was converting and living out of, as he did a short jaunt west. Had a great dog, was a management consultant/engineer with a company and employees under him, and was just out driven around.
I offered to get him stoned and he said he would have loved to, but had five more hours of driving in front of him.
Hopefully, I have made a new friend.