I once again found myself on the road for five days with a low supply of juice. I try to plan this out, but like a low tank of gas, I still try to see how far I can go. Remind you of that Seinfeld episode when Kramer test drives a car for Jerry and both he and the salesman go for the limit of how far that car would go on a tank of gas?
I did plan ahead and ordered some juice to be delivered at my destination. Unfortunately, I did not care for it. Maybe it needs to steep. Is there a good cheesecake out there? So I start my search and was about to head to a local tobacco shop hoping they would have a few selections and saw an e-cig shop locally. I have never walked into an e-cig shop and was excited.
There is a great little shop in Bellingham, WA. They just moved in and the store front still has the old name…some bakery or food place. When I entered, it was a new store feel with a lounge area. Clearly, they are in process to get their “feel” down.
The clerk was great and instantly we had that e-cig connection unlike walking into a coffee shop or donut place. This connection is significant. In time, it will wear out, but there is a sense now that we are a community that stands alone, yet hopes to be accepted one day at large.
The juice selection they had was strong and I found a flavor I always wanted to try, Sweet Cigarillo from High Caliber. As a former Swisher Sweet smoker, I wanted to try this from the get-go. I was not disappointed. It has an RY-Four taste but captures the cigarillo overtones with more gusto and strength. I also picked up a pack of Boge cartomizers as well.
This was a pleasant experience, to actually walk into a store front and speak with the workers. They all had their individual flavors they make as well as stocking a wide selection. I enjoyed discussing how they treat a newbi and what they get them started on.
Outside the store, before I walked in I noticed someone vaping. There was that instant connection…“Hey bro” with a quick nod.