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Old 09-29-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default California International Airshow - Salinas

We vended at the California International Airshow in Salinas this weekend for the third year in a row. Was a crazy, busy, but very fun weekend. But we got there a bit late. Imagine our surprise when we were all loaded and ready to go when all of a sudden we realized there was a problem with one of the trailer tires. Looks to me like someone must have hit a curb!

But once we got there we got set up and hit the ground running. And we got the flags up on the trailer and I just had to have our favorite hockey team flag flying since the new season opens very soon. We sold tri-tip sandwiches with grilled onions and bell peppers, spare ribs, pesto chicken sandwiches with swiss cheese and a combo that included a sandwich and ribs. We also included potato salad on all plates we served. Ohhh, and we also sold tri-tip breakfast burritos early in the day.

The numbers were down from last year. The Blue Angels were there last year and they had the Airforce Thunderbirds flying this year. Plus, the fog rolled in on Sunday afternoon so the Thunderbirds did not get to fly. But we still did okay. Best of all the organizers invited us back for next year before we had even started packing up. They like us so much they set us up next to the "Budweiser Hangar" at the front near the grandstands and entrance to the box seats. Nice!

I do have to say we could not do events like this without our fantastic crew who work their bums off for us at every event. I love my crew!

I don't have total numbers yet. We usually count all of the tickets every evening, but an exhausted Steve started to count them last night and decided it was bed time instead. ;)

It's been a long, busy summer and this was our last big event of the season. I am going to the office to get some rest today. Thank goodness I get to sleep in next weekend!
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