Recently, on my trip to San Antonio, I was granted a rare opportunity. Some friends and I were asked to visit the Toyota truck plant. Now, the little kid in me almost had a complete breakdown. I loved anything that had to do with cars when I was young. If it had tires, I wanted to know how it worked. Actually, I wanted to know how to take it apart. Who knew I was going to be able to experience Toyota, Trucks and Texas all in one trip!
I even grew my beard out and wore flannel, hoping that I would fit in!
Not everyone gets to see inside the Toyota truck plant. I had to fill out paperwork, sign on dotted lines, give blood… It was all worth it! We put on safety gear (I wanted to take it all home. It made me feel extra manly!), got a few quick instructions and away we went. This is one of my favorite pictures because it came out looking like an album cover. Men Who Blog Live From San Antonio! Our first single would probably be called, “Toyota, Trucks and Texas”. It would be a country rock ballad… Sorry, I just got caught up in the moment.
Getting to see how the assembly line works, is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. To see, for the most part, what looks like a hunk of steel come down and in a few hours become a drivable, brand spanking new Toyota Tundra or Tacoma. I really couldn’t believe my eyes. Safety is their top concern at the plant, so we had to keep our distance quite a bit. But they did grant us access to some up close action that was sooo cool to watch.
We had a great time. Everyone at Toyota was awesome and they treated us like we were part of the family. My friend Sujeet and I came out of the tour like a couple of giddy kids.
Thanks to Toyota for hosting us and making us feel like part of the team for a little while. Also, thanks to Texas Tourism and MenWhoBlog.