We spent all day yesterday at our booth. There was pretty good traffic until late in the day. It was fun meeting and talking to people. Like the couple from Care-a-Vanners.
What a cool way to travel! They pick out several Habitat for Humanity projects around the country and schedule their travels accordingly. They get to travel where they want to, but they have a purpose. A typical ‘build’ lasts two weeks where they accomplish something valuable – get lots of exercise – and get to know other great people. If we didn’t have to work to make our living, I’d love to do that.
Standing at a booth may be physically exhausting – boy do my feet hurt – but it’s definitely not something that keeps you physically fit! Especially when the booth next to us is giving away pancakes! Thanks to Roxie and Charles Marston, we at least got our on our bikes for a little ride in the evening! We rode up a hill to get some pictures. Here is just a small portion of the 550 rigs at the rally.
Here’s Charles (he’s sitting) doing his Frustrated Maestros thing. That’s another cool part of FMCA – Frustrated Maestros are people who play instruments or sing and they’re a strong organization within the FMCA family. Looks like fun!
We’re off to teach our Google Earth class today – hopefully some people have gotten the word. Have you ever known a venue that scheduled seminars back to back??? I mean – we’re scheduled from 9-10, and the next seminar (Mac’s Fire Safety) is scheduled from 10 – 11. When are we supposed to tear down our audio-visual equipment and let him set up his??? And, how are the people supposed to get to their next seminar?
Then, the rest of the day we’re back at the booth. I’m hoping for good sales on this last day. Otherwise we would have been better off on a Habitat build! I really don’t understand why sometimes we have people lined up to buy our videos and other times nobody cares. We have a lot to learn about sales.