When I got off the bus at Poor Richard’s and started walking across the parking lot, a women driving a carload of kids crossed my path and stopped. She rolled down the window, pointed at the bus, and asked, “What tour is that?” I replied, “oh, this is The Office Fan Tour. Do you watch ‘The Office’?”
She got really excited and said, “Yes! Our whole family does!” I said, “Well if you wait for just a second, Bob Vance will be getting off the bus.” Her eyes grew big and she replied, “Get OUT! No way! Really?!” I laughed.
Bobby Ray got off the bus and I motioned for him to come over to the car. He shook the woman’s hand and had a little conversation, and then she and her kids were happily on their way.
Bumping into Office fans in Scranton is the Greatest. Thing. Ever.
At Poor Richard’s, Bobby Ray signing a namesake BVVR magnet. That’s Tim standing next to him, one of the tour’s organizers. Tim did an awesome job of managing the tour!
Bobby Ray behind the Poor Richard’s bar.
We handed out prizes to the egg race and trivia contest winners at Poor Richard’s. All the prizes I brought with me went to good homes! (Thanks again to the NBC Store for sending me so many goodies!)
Jonathan, Egg Race #1 winner, won an Angela bobblehead.
Chris, Egg Race #2 winner, won a Creed bobblehead.
Chris, trivia contest winner, won The Office board game.
Here I am with Tucker and Andrea, from the tour team. I can’t praise enough all the people involved with the tour that day — Tim, Tucker, Andrea, Emily, Colin, and Colin — a big THANK YOU to all of you for putting together such a fun tour for fans!
And of course, it was such a treat meeting so many Tallyheads! What a perfect place to have a party. :)
After the tour ended around 4pm, Sandy and I returned to the hotel for a short cat nap and then got to attend a little lake party. I also got to watch the filming of an interview Bob Vance (not Bobby Ray, but Bob Vance) did with a local “green living” website. I’ll post it as soon as it’s up!
One final photo: the view from our room at the Lackawanna Radisson.
Time traveling to and from Scranton: 24 hours.
Time actually spent in Scranton: 24 hours.
Time hanging out with Office fans: Priceless. :)