Have you ever read a magazine or newspaper that features its faithful readers photographed with the publication in strange or extreme locations? You might see the reader on a camel in Cairo with the newspaper visibly sticking out of the saddle bag, or at the Empire State Building with the magazine casually tucked under one arm, or perhaps even standing at the top of Mt. Everest holding the publication high above their head.
Well; we decided to take this idea on the road – literally.
Mr. Discover Sooke and I recently toured the north-western United States, visiting the various landmarks and national parks throughout Washington, Oregon, northern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. As we set out on the road-trip in our Discover Sooke branded SUV, we wracked our brains on all the different ways we could represent Sooke and share a piece of home throughout our travels. We decided to tote a few copies of the Sooke News Mirror and film ourselves reading our hometown newspaper at various stops along the way.
Now we’d like to share our Sooke News Mirror adventures with you. Completely unscripted and unrehearsed, we took the Sooke News Mirror to places we presume it’s never gone before. And we have the video to prove it!
Our peculiar filming style opened the door for questions about what we were doing, where we were from, and what was the scoop about this newspaper with the starring role in our videos. Our project was great fun, bringing an artistic flair and unique twist to our travels.
While filming Mr. Discover Sooke reading the Sooke News Mirror by the General Grant Tree in Sequoia National Park, we provoked a few chuckles from onlookers as we mused over how many Sooke News Mirror copies one of these towering giants might yield. Bystanders enjoyed watching our filming antics as we hammed it up for the camera in Death Valley and we definitely drew some strange looks from other sightseers, especially at crowded hotspots in Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. But in the end it was all for a good cause – to promote Sooke! Even after all our travels, we can proudly say that Sooke is still our favourite place. We hope that we inspired the people we met along the way and instilled curiosity that will compel them to someday visit and Discover Sooke for themselves.
Feel free to leave us a note on our Discover Sooke discussion board; we’d love to hear your comments.
For more information on the Sooke Region, please visit the official Discover Sooke website.
Filed under: Latest News on July 14th, 2009