Three Days

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Three Days

Three Days

We’re down to three days.  In three days this show hits the road.  I’m both excited and stressed out.  I’ve never done anything like this in my life, however, I hope to turn my nervous energy  in to enthusiasm which you all can enjoy.

I just posted a short video on Facebook (click here).  The car is packed (to the brim) and ready to go.  Tomorrow I rest.

A Test

This was a good test.  I wanted something already packed in the car.  I was able to retrieve it without an avalanche of clothes and equipment.  Because I was able to do this, the packing is good.

Paul suggested I photograph everything so we can repack it as well as my wife packed it.  (Yes, my wife packed the car.  She’s darn good at it, and as long as things go back the way she has them, we will be okay.)

Three Days

Trunk Packed to Capacity

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Backseat Packed

Rejection Can Be Good

We’ve been rejected by several potential advertisers/sponsors.  That can be a good thing when you discover something bad about their services or products.  Such was the case with one potential sponsor.

As one of their customers, I had opportunity to contact their customer service to schedule a repair.  Before receiving the item for repair, they were nice.  Once they got the item, the niceness turned off.  It’s too bad because they have a great product.  They need to work on their repair turnaround and politeness.

So, from that standpoint, I’m kind of glad they didn’t respond to our request.

Acceptance is Always Good

On the other hand, the companies who are advertising on our website are great.  We’ve had opportunities to contact their support departments and they are kind, polite and prompt.

It’s kind of funny…

One wireless provider kept playing email ping-pong with me.  However, once I contacted Republic Wireless the deal was completed in the matter of moments.  It was basically… “Route 66… we’re in.”

Republic Wireless I’ve been a Republic Wireless customer for a couple of years now.  So, if you’re wondering why I didn’t go to them in the first place it was simply this…  The other carrier had one of those WiFi hotspot boxes.

I know… stupid reason.  I’m a gadget freak.

My Republic Wireless phone, a Motorola Moto G5 Plus, allows me to use it as a WiFi hotspot.  So, it’s not like I’m missing anything.  My point is this… the other company’s rejection (through a lack of response) turned out to be good because Republic Wireless picked us up.  And, Republic Wireless is just plain great.

 


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Bay Photo Labs

Bay Photo Labs

We extend a special welcome to Bay Photo Labs as an exclusive sponsor (category – photo labs) of our Route 66 Tour.

Bay Photo Labs Logo

As we visit diners and small businesses along Route 66 we are photographing the owners along side Brent and Paul.  Bay Photo Labs will be sending those businesses an 8×10 print to hang on their wall.

Personal Experience

Brent’s personal experience with Bay Photo Labs is this…

  • They care about their customers.  Bay Photo offers great customer service.  You are not an account number at Bay Photo Labs.
  • They have an extensive product line, along with some innovations that are only available at Bay Photo.
  • In rare cases where there is a problem, Bay Photo quickly replaces the defective product.
  • Watching their Facebook page you find promotions.
  • BayROES makes ordering simple.
  • It is a business success story.  The owner started in his garage and gradually grew the business.

Sponsorships

We offer many opportunities for sponsorships.  No matter where your business is, or what your business does, we can promote you as we travel.    You can choose your level of sponsorship.

Promotion of your business begins as soon as you commit to sponsorship!  That’s right, as we build up to our 2017 tour we will be talking about our sponsors.  This is not a one-time, 30-day promotion, but a year long promotion.

Even after we return, your sponsorship will live on as we do presentations.  Brent and Paul will take their presentations on the road and talk about Route 66.  As they do, they will be mentioning sponsors and how the sponsors made the trip possible.

A Jazzy Version

For your entertainment here is a jazzy version of the Route 66 Theme Song.