Ok ok I haven't lost my shit completely yet but in my mind I may have pew pew'd. Although I did get yelled out for accidentally waving the empty pellet gun like a sprinkler head passing my new favorite coworkers heads. It was my first time holding a gun...Oops.
For those of you that just stumbled upon the blog post, and not from the email, shame on you for not being subscribed but that doesn't mean you're too late. Scroll to the bottom of the page and sign up for the MisAdventurist. As you can see my bloody sales skills have improved so far. Ammiiright?
I've also become a seamstress of some sort. Measuring in inches is like putting an astronaut on the moon. Where is the metric ruler? Don't be mad at me if your shirt hovers around your belly button or the top secret new collection of pants, only make it down to your knee caps.
Don't worry, this won't be a novel. I can barely stay stimulated enough to write as I'm sweating profusely all over my 1999 Acer keyboard. Supposedly this isn't even considered a computer anymore?
Back to the bus. We worked our way towards the coast and our very first stop was Santa Cruz. Here we go! My first live action of the states. I was smitten!
It was great to see the team in action as well. I had no idea what was going on but that didn't stop me from finding the first pub to order a beer and watch from afar.
Each stop we would make, we'd walk into the stores that seemed to fit our brand most and introduce Baja Llama. BOOM, first store was a success! Berdels in Santa Cruz - and what awesome people they are. Definitely swing by their shop and say hello to Bubb and the crew!
We learned quickly that there are not many 40ft parking spaces so getting yelled at became a norm. Most officers and parking enforcers left with a smile and a few stickers though so I've made a lot of friends on the law enforcement team.
We zoomed through California as we geared up for Project Las Vegas. Las Vegas?! Yes please. I've only seen imagery and videos from movies of Sin City and I have no problem blending in there. I've never been in a building higher than the 4th floor growing up in my hometown so imagining the Bellagio or Paris Tower hovering over me like a sloth riding a llama just gets all my juices going. Not to mention dancing with a 70 year old man rolling his tits off made all my dreams come true. *We were dancing at one point, it wasn't just him looking like he was going to kill me.
The Expo turned out amazing and we opened 20+ new accounts. You'll be able to spot Baja Llama in new boutiques, surf shops, and Four Seasons across the world.
The team is excited to share the news in the upcoming weeks, but for now, it is time for me to wipe my forehead, take a shot of tequila, crack open a beer and get ready for a nice sleep at Walmart's parking lot ... Mmmhmmmm.
Don't tell the lads but I added a 20% discount code for you all to splurge this weekend. Use HELPBECKY at checkout. Expires 9/1/21 at midnight.
Next up on the travel diaries we explore UTAH!