Sometimes you just gotta get away. No matter how much fun it is to work at Shoebacca, you just have to escape from the day to day and as we like to say ‘follow your feet.’
So I decided to escape the heat of a Texas summer by exploring somewhere I’ve never been. I’ve always heard New England was nice, and what better time to experience a place with high’s that are lower than our lows here?
I spent the week in Boston and traveling Massachussets and Rhode Island. Some people ask why, but you can hardly ask why not! Boston is one of those cities that is gorgeous simply because it has held on to its history. Instead of ripping down buildings and replacing them with something ‘functional’ they try to keep the history in a place which is naturally alive with it.
While Boston is home to America’s oldest subway, what good is following your feet if you don’t walk everywhere? The city proper is not only small enough that you can walk across it in a reasonable time, its gorgeous enough its nearly impossible not to want to!
Of course if at the end of your day, your too tired to make it back, the pedicabs will be more than happy to get you home, or anywhere else you might still want to go!
Traveling the Boston harbor and doing everything from visiting Old Ironsides herself to sailing on a old style Schooner at sunset would seem to be enough, but Boston isn’t far enough into the Atlantic for me personally. So I took a trip out to Block Island in Rhode Island. 15 odd miles off the coast, and not as well known as Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, but the sheer Modehegan Bluffs (check spelling) and inviting beaches make for a great trip where you can hike, bike, or moped about the island.
The boss made me come back to the office this week, but not before I made sure Shoebacca left its mark as far east as I can. I wonder if I can get him to let me do the same thing somewhere on the Oregon coastline next year? It can’t get more coast to coast than that!
Team SHOEBACCA is gearing up to ride in the ‘Bike MS Bay To Bay Tour 2014’ on October 18 & 19, 2014. This will be the team 7th year riding in this event, and they are just as excited as the 1st year we participated. Unfortunately, our team has many riders that are directly affected by this disease and that is “WHY We Ride." We have riders on our team with MS, and we have co-workers, family and friends who are battling MS. For this reason, everyone on Team SHOEBACCA crosses the finish line together; on Sunday you can find us riding two wide and wheel to wheel as we approach the finish line in Honor of All living with MS.
Visit National MS Society to join or donate to Team SHOEBACCA as we ride to Fight MS.
In addition to the MS Rides, Team SHOEBACCA does trail preservation and repair, and participates in other charity fundraisers like the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and the YMCA’s Spin-a-Thon. To learn more about our team or to sign up visit Team SHOEBACCA
Team SHOEBACCA Rocks!
The Round of 16 is now set and the matches look awesome! First up, Brazil and Chile followed by Colombia and Uruguay. Both of these matches should be awesome to watch. USA faces a tough lineup when they play on July 1 and their route only gets harder from there. Below is a bracket we created that helps up keep up with the action.
I have been keeping up with the World Cup action and watching the USA in the World Cup has been a roller coaster ride; with the win against Ghana, the draw against Portugal, and the loss against Germany, my emotions have run the gamut. The good news: they are now through the Group of Death and on to the Round of 16. The Bad News: their road has not gotten any easier. They will face a tough Belgium team that dominated their group and past that, Argentina or Switzerland. I suspect that they will have to play their best every game to be able to advance past these rounds. I am hoping I get to watch them all the way to the finals. GO USA!!
Finding your shoe size can be tricky, especially when buying a particular pair of shoes for the first time, because a given size for one brand doesn’t measure up exactly to another brand’s size. For example, if you wear a size 11 in Nike, it does not mean you will wear a Converse or Adidas size 11.
This is why Shoebacca.com has teamed up with Shoefitr and their 3D Customer Fit Technology to help our customers quickly and accurately find the size that will fit them in any brand.
Shoefitr is a fantastic option for online shoe shopping. It can be difficult when you are not in the store trying on the shoe. ShoeFitr has developed an online fitting platform that will help you find the right size and fit, making the shopping experience much more enjoyable.
NBC-DFW local news recently featured shoebacca.com, discussing our Shoefitr shoe sizing technology. Watch the clip below and see how Shoefitr determines the right size and fit for you:
Shoefitr removes the stress of picking the right size and saves you time, knowing that you’ll have the fit you need shipped to you fast.
Read more about Shoefitr Custom Fit Technology
But, enough from my end. Here's a few words from fellow Shoebaccians about what Father's Day means to them:
Jessica Jones, Customer Service: Breakfast and a day full of corny Dad Jokes :)
Robert Schlachter, President: Father's Day means spending the day with the ones I love most. Exercising, fishing, eating and drinking and just hearing them call me Dad!
Jessica Contreras, Customer Service: Father's day, to me, means celebrating the man who played such a big role in my life and showed me so much unconditional love. My dad showed me the importance of family and hard work as I watched him work so hard to take care of us and give us what we needed. He's my hero :)
To all of the Dads out there, here's wishing you a great Father's Day Weekend from The Big Shoe.