I’m Back From “Vacation”

Hello Everyone,

So, again, I apologize that I haven’t lived up to my end of the deal.  It feels like it’s been months since I’ve posted.  Ok, it has been a couple of months.  Damn, I’ve been lazy.  Well, not really lazy just busy as we all get from time to time and I have let my writing slip.

It was another great market season here but part of me is happy that it has come to an end.  There were a lot of great things this season but it was also hard both physically and emotionally for me.  We had some pretty windy days at the beginning of the season and I stressed my back pretty bad.  It never really got better during the summer but I’m now in physical therapy and I am finally getting better.

So after the season ended, I took a much needed vacation.  Of course I made it a working vacation and visited quite a few markets while I was travelling around.  I started my trip in San Diego and moved my way north up to L.A.  I also got to stay with my brother and his family a couple hours inland from L.A. and went to a couple of markets there as well.  There were tiny markets with only a few vendors and HUGE markets with well over a hundred vendors.  They all had good things and bad things that I noticed.  Of course every market has its issues.   I took lots and lots of pictures and had great conversations with market managers and vendors at all of these markets.  Everyone I spoke with was really friendly and they all were happy to share their stories with me.

I did have a secondary motive on this trip.  As some of you may know, I have created an app for market vendors called VendorFerret.  It’s a free download by the way.  Anyway, I did it so that you, the customer, can find out where a vendor is going to be, for how long, what they are selling, and even a couple of pictures.  The app went live this summer and I was hoping to drum up some customers.  Almost all of the market managers were happy to let me pass along my information which I was thankful for.

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing my experiences and pictures with you.  I will also be sharing the contact info and links that I got while there so that you can purchase items from these folks as well if you want to.  Or, if you are in those areas, you can visit them and talk with them yourselves.

So with that, I bid you adieu for now.  I will be posting again very soon to begin telling you about my travels.

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