Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Miami Beach Antique Show

Another new experience that worked out fantastic. This is what we have been attempting to do for the past 6 years living this lifestyle and we have finally done it. We are working many shows this season with Scootaround including our first one for this season at the Miami Beach Antique Show in Miami Beach, Florida.

Our responsibilities include renting the scooters, many already have reservations, but many are walk-ups. I, Kimberly handles all the paperwork part of the job and Jerry prepares the scooters and handles the tutorials given to the riders.

We both assist in loading and unloading the scooters from the trucks and get them prepared for rental at each show. It is a good company to work for, they are based out of Canada, but we also have an exceptional manager here in the States that makes this company even better to work for and we are excited to be onboard with them for many more shows this year.

Working this show has been more challenging then any of the others we have done in the past. Mostly, because of the language barrier. Many foreigners attend this show and it is hard to give them a tutorial when they barely speak English, but we are doing our best so they understand and avoid any more accidents. Yes, I said “any more accidents”. Apparently, a woman ran into one of the showcases and took it down, even though there was a lot of damage, luckily, it was a showcase that didn’t have too much breakable product, unlike some that are filled with exquisite crystal.

Just to give you some idea for those who have never been to an antique show, there are millions of dollars in items out there in the booths.

The security is everywhere. One customer said there must be billions in diamonds and he may be right. I found a tennis bracelet with 4 rows of diamonds and one row of rubies draped like a snake over the diamonds, it was exquisite and a real bargain at $18,500. Jerry said he would have to think about that one. Where would I wear it, to the pool at the RV Resorts…NOT!

Once this show ended, our plan was to head to the Keys but the weather is threatening the 2 days we were to be there, so we changed our plans. We are heading to Kissimmee to hang out at the Sherwood Forest RV Resort to catch up on our laundry, cleaning and sharing our stories and photos before we enjoy our Dolphin Swim and Sea World this weekend.


Judy and Emma said...

Interesting job you have. Never heard of scooter rentals at shows. Don't think it would be for me, though. :)

Kathy and Robert said...

Those antique shows can be addicting! What a fun job! K

Carol K said...

That is a job that I wouldn't have even known existed. Makes sense, though. You two do have some interesting experiences while you are busy enjoying life.

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Interesting gig. Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to have our eyes opened to other income-making opportunities. Glad to hear you survived the Miami traffic, but I'm sure you're anxious to get the heck out of there! Travel safely!

Rick and Paulette said...

Great and very interesting post!

Donna K said...

That was very interesting. Another great experience to add to your memories.

Jaimie Hall-Bruzenak said...

What a variety you get with this company and in your travels!


Janie and John said...

What a different gig. Thanks for sharing it with us. Glad yo are enjoying it.