Day Five and Six - Regina/Saskatoon June 18 2011
On Thursday, we hung out in Regina with Lisa and her baby, Jake. It was a relaxing day (we didn't do any major activities) but we spent a chunk of the morning calling potential retail stores. Man, it's hard to get a hold of everybody! It's surprising how many times we have to call back to get the right person at the right time so we can set up a meeting. Tara is doing most of the calling in exchange for me doing most of the driving (It's a pretty good deal for both of us!)
We spent the evening with friends, and had a great time, but didn't stay out too late because we had to save some energy for our big day of meetings on Friday.
On Friday (yesterday), we drove to Saskatoon for a day trip. And what a drive that was! The weather was horrible. There have been reports of 80 mm of rain throughout the day. That made it so driving required a lot more concentration and we also got soaked as soon as we got out of the car in Saskatoon. We had two meetings there, which were positive experiences, but both said they would think about carrying our jewellery. We had a quick lunch at a pub and then had to rush back for two more meetings in Regina. One store wasn't a good fit, and the other owner said she would get back to us. Overall, it was a bit of a frustrating day. Not totally negative, but now we definitely have some more work to do!
We went out with our friends again last night (Lisa and Andrew from treeplanting and some of their friends).
Distance covered today: 599 km
Total distance covered: 3421 km