This week, we’re following Alan Lewis, Newhall Coffee Roasting Company Chief Growth Officer on a 3-part series around the great state of California.
While our out of town guests enjoyed a Saturday at Magic Mountain, I worked on camping and hiking plans over the summer in the High Sierras, and prepared to leave town for Mammoth Mountain on Sunday, after our Street Team guerilla mission at the City of Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade.
Saturday night was spent at Salt Creek Grill with Dan and Company, along with Mitch over a great meal, good conversation, and bottle of Napa Valley wine. Sunday morning we arrived at the Rotary Club Pancake breakfast not quite sure what the day had in store.
After eating delicious strawberry and blueberry pancakes, we were recruited onto the Newhall Coffee Street Team to pass out free coffee and “I Luv the Taste of California” stickers.
Unbeknownst to them, Dan and his girlfriend were enlisted onto the Street Team, given Newhall Coffee apparel, and a bag full of goods. Without hesitation we hit the street, passing out “American made Love” to our fellow residents.
We were greeted with positive recognition and smiles, and everyone was excited to have free Newhall Coffee and stickers. It was also great running into friends and colleagues.
Once we ran out of coffee, and with a handful of stickers left, we jumped into my Yukon and headed north to the High Sierras, via Highway 395.
As we drove into the Owens Valley, we began to make detours to explore the unique geological features in the area. We explored Fossil Falls and Convict Lake, as well as the LA Metro YMCA High Sierra Base Camp.
We arrived in Mammoth, relaxed by the pool at the Village Lodge, then headed to Crowley Lake for the fireworks show, meeting up with an old friend from high school and his girlfriend. After enjoying an unbelievable high sierra fireworks celebration, we went back into town and partied the night away with Eddie, Lauren, Matt, and the crew from Mammoth Mountain Resort at Lakanuki in the Village.
As you may know, Newhall Coffee is the official coffee of Mammoth Mountain Resorts, and with a winter full of “very important deliveries” to the mountain by Mitch and myself, we’ve developed great relationships with our local friends.
The first round of tequila shots were on me, and the rest of the night is a fun filled blur. Fortunately, I didn’t “black out”…
Join us Friday for Part 3 of this 3-part series.