Oneupweb : One for the Road—Grand Rapids

Phew! This is the first free second I’ve had since the rain stopped pouring down on us in Grand Rapids. We’re at John Ball Zoo, well, the park right outside John Ball Zoo. Okay, if you really want to get specific, we’re in the Duck Pond Pavilion. But anyway…

Yes, it rained. It rained a lot this morning. But we still unloaded and set up shop, and then a miracle happened. The sun broke through the clouds, the rain went away, and the businesses started showing up.

Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon. People from all over the area were asking a ton of different questions about online marketing. This one had a new product to launch, that one had questions about social media, and on it’s gone. And it’s been fantastic! I think the One for the Road: Operation Michigan crew is more pumped than ever. It’s just such a great feeling to meet with people and help them with their digital marketing. And the more people we help, the better it gets.

In true Oneupweb style, we’ve also had some interesting antics. Here are a few:

  • Teal and Dave fight over a piece of food. Teal acts like she is going to hand it to Dave, then licks it. Teal wins.
  • Pizza sauce was spilled on a white One for the Road t-shirt. A shout wipe from my mom that was in my stocking last Christmas saved the day.
  • In the duck pond there are paddle boats that look like giant swans. If we can figure out how to get on them, we have a race planned. There has already been a lot of trash talk, and it’s early yet.
  • Our motor home doesn’t quite fit into the angled parking spaces.

Okay, I have to run. More people are here, and I love meeting with them to learn about their particular needs.

I have to mention, we’ll be back home in Traverse City tomorrow (I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed!), offering our online marketing consultations for free from 11am to 6pm. If you’re in town, please stop by! And don’t forget to check out the trip on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.

We’ll see you on the road.