Well, I went “mobile” with my Mobile Clothing and Shapewear Boutique for the first time this weekend, heading to Arthur ND on Saturday morning.
My boutique is a Winnebago Brave and man, do I feel like I need to be brave each time I get in and drive. Each time, I do feel more confident and I know that I’ll be fine, but each trip also has some firsts.
I got up early so I could head to the gas station before heading out. After a reminder that the gas tank is on the drivers side, and a quick assessment that I didn’t need to be concerned with the height of the canopy over the gas pumps, I drove up to take on what should be a simple tasks but another “first”. And guess what, it was simple! Since it was 6:30 AM, there weren’t many cars also getting fuel and I was able to pull up easily. I hopped out, put in a ginormous amount of unleaded and was on my way. Not much bravely really needed!
It was a nice calm morning and Arthur is only about 15 miles away. I wasn’t sure exactly where I was going to set up and of course, as a worrier, I had that in the back of my mind. I also hadn’t yet gone over about 50 miles per hour, but I managed pretty quickly to overcome that next milestone, and I even tried out the cruise-control for the first time (in preparation for my upcoming longer trip to Jamestown).
Once I got to Arthur, it was a snap to pull in near the grocery store (aka Arthur Mall) and get set up (I guess all that worrying wasn’t warranted). I did my best to make my boutique look “open for business” from the outside, even though a strong North Dakota wind was really blowing.
I spent about 3 hours in Arthur and met up with some current customers. Capri leggings were my best seller and a few “wish list” items also were noted for another day. I didn’t get any drop-in visitors to the boutique but I’m working up some ideas for next weekend (when I manage another first, driving in a city much larger than Arthur or Casselton). Stop in if you’re in Fargo Saturday!