There are a lot of reasons why I love my job. I love being able to travel and work with amazing people who have become some of my closest friends. Another favorite part of being a Brand Ambassador is driving around in our refurbished Baby Loaf Buses that are customized to look like a Tillamook Baby Loaf of Tillamook Cheese. These buses, that we call Yums, are the coolest vehicles that I’ve ever seen. The attention that we get from driving them never gets old. The Yums are complete antiques and they are also completely bare bones. They don’t have air conditioning, a heater, or a radio, but it doesn’t bother us.
We Brand Ambassadors are quite resourceful when it comes to the Yums. The Loaf Love Tour was in Texas for 3 months and let me tell you, IT GOT REALLY HOT! There are several things that we do to beat the heat. When driving in 100 degree weather, you must always tie something around your waist or sit on a towel because in that heat leather seats and khaki shorts do not mix. Since there is no air conditioning, we have found that when we tilt the small swivel windows just right and and open the side windows completely we get a pretty good breeze. The only problem is that unless we are in constant motion, it gets really hot. April Fo Cheezy and I also invested in handheld, electric fans that squirt water. Those have been invaluable to us in the hot summer weather.
One thing that was a little bit harder for me to get use to was the fact that the Yums don’t have radios. I love music and I love to sing and dance. Sometimes we have long drives to our stores and it’s really nice to have some music on our ride. Since it is summertime, we always have the windows open and it gets a little loud so just playing music on your phone doesn’t really do it. Since we are kind of cheesy MacGyvers we realized that when you place your phone with the speaker toward the front windshield, flip the metal ash tray up, string a rubber band through the ash tray and wrap it around your phone it makes a killer sound system. If you see us driving around town in our little orange micro buses you may see us rockin’ out and singing to such anthems as “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen or “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful” by One Direction. Believe me, we do not hold back either. We sing at the top of our lungs and I don’t want to brag, but our from-the-waist-up dance moves are pretty epic.
The Loaf Love Tour was just in Boise, Idaho and now we are in the great state of Washington and our first stop is Spokane. So if you’re in the Spokane area keep an eye out for the little orange micro buses, bumping sweet tunes with Brand Ambassadors rockin’ out. You will be in for a treat and we might give you an all natural delicious treat of Tillamook Cheese too! We’re excited to be in Spokane and we’re excited to move to Seattle in the beginning of August.
Till-Lyssa here, signing off. Stay cheesy Washington. We Loaf You!