Ned on The Road
Ned is out and traveling across the country spreading good vibes, kindness, and stickers! On this multi-month journey across the U.S., Ned will be visiting cities and ski resorts to bring smiles for miles. If you see him, be sure to snap a photo and get some free stickers! You can also follow his travels with weekly YouTube videos. This online travel journal will be updated as he goes…
December 3rd, 2017
The first three weeks are complete! Over 1,000 miles have been logged starting in Vermont through Canada, New York and on to North Carolina. The miles are easily forgotten, but the smiles Ned brings around will last a lifetime.
Since departing Stowe, Ned’s stickers have been placed in 4 major cities, 3 states, and 1 NFL game. Many Ned packs have been distributed to family, friends and people who have spotted the Ned Mobile!
Some problems have popped up with the van, so it is currently in the shop for the rest of the week in NC, but Ned will persevere and push his way across the country spreading good vibes and stickers throughout.
Make sure you are following along on Instagram, @NedSayz, and help Ned spread positive vibes wherever you travel as well.
December 21st, 2017
As Ned snaked his way across the country, from North Carolina, to Nashville, to Kentucky, to St. Louis, through Kansas, to Denver and finally Keystone Colorado, the simple power of Ned was demonstrated. It’s all about the small moments- a smile here, a wave there. Just brightening one second of someone’s day can be an amazing thing!
As people pass by on the highway, we’ve gotten quite a few reactions – a wave out the window, some peace signs through sunroofs, and lots of smiles! These little moments of positive interaction are what makes Ned so special.
The mission to spread Ned is a simple one- to spread happiness and positive vibes. So, when people take just a second out of their day to wave, smile or show a peace sign, Ned’s mission is accomplished.
The van will be in the shop over the holidays as @truezend travels to Mexico, but many stickers will go with him and thus Ned’s quest never stops. So, take time to smile and be kind to others, because all these little moments add up and make the world a better place. Happy Holidays!
January 12th, 2018
The Travels Continue!
Ned has reached the West Coast, and is enjoying the warm weather and sunshine in Coronado, CA. As of now, the van has driven over 3,000 miles in just under 3 months. After Colorado, Eric who is driving the Ned Mobile, flew to Mexico for the holidays. He continued to spread Ned stickers even though the Ned Mobile stayed in Colorado for Christmas. Once Eric arrived back in the states, the Ned Mobile visited Arches National Park in Utah, then drove down to Arizona and saw the Grand Canyon! It was quite the adventure.
There’s still plenty of driving to be done and plenty of stickers to give away. In the next few weeks, look for the van driving up the coast of California. Planning on going from San Diego to Los Angeles, San Francisco and then onward to Lake Tahoe. Keep your eye out for the Van and if you see it, be sure to ask for free stickers! With every day, every new place, and every sticker, Ned’s presence continues to spread kindness and good vibes to all!
PS. If you are in Slab City, CA check the notice board on the left past the welcome sign. We left a stash of free stickers! 🙂
February 9th, 2018
On the most recent leg of travel, Ned made his way to Lake Tahoe, CA in search of some skiing! Woodward Tahoe / Boreal Mountain Resort is now likely the densest coverage of Ned stickers in the country! Multiple employees of the mountain resort were so psyched on the stickers, that they asked for more after placing about twenty stickers in just two days!
Down the road is Northstar Ski Resort, where Ned also made some appearances. While Eric, the Ned Mobile’s driver, and his friend were out skiing, a note was left on their windshield. A bus driver for the mountain had noticed the van, and wanted some Ned stickers so badly that he left a note with instructions to get inside the lodge to leave him some stickers. After seeing such a nice note, Eric and his friend ventured inside and dropped off a large pack of stickers at the bus driver’s employee locker. About a half an hour later, a young guy waved Eric down and asked if they got his note asking for some stickers. Eric told him they had just dropped off some stickers at his locker, and the bus driver was so excited and smiling. Eric said “it was amazing to see how much joy someone can get from such a simple thing as a sticker with a good message and fun design.”
The Ned Mobile will be heading back to Southern California and then up to Utah in the coming weeks. Eric has a friend joining him for this portion of the ride, and they will continue to dish out stickers and get people stoked on Ned!