When my friends learned that I'd be flying to Dallas to shoot the annual Smoothie King Franchisee convention, the consensus was that I'd be enjoying unlimited smoothies the entire 3 days. That's not how it turned out.
Shooting the Smoothie King franchisee meeting means I'll be shooting all the expected elements of a convention you'd expect except a parade, which is often included when conventions are in New Orleans. Smoothie King's V.P. of Training Education, Katherine Meariman, puts together a very complete set of varied experiences including a casual party with family oriented games and food on the first night and a dance party with a great cover band on the second night. It's a great challenge and, actually, a bunch of fun. By the time I finish shooting the exhibits, the last activity on day 3, I'm ready for a nap.
Oh yes; the only sample smoothie available was a sample from the exhibits of a new flavor you can expect to see in the coming months with a great orange flavor and which is intended to help support your immune system.