Tour Schedule Review
Tepid black coffee and rye toast in his study, Alan looks over the schedule which was just e-mailed to him by an account manager at Ambrosia. He is worried. Initially he was thrilled by what he thought would be a pretty busy 30 days but now he’s studying the gaps. Indeed it is a good schedule but Alan needs to map out travel and activity between events. For starters, it looks like he’ll stay in Cleveland through Saturday evening working out a shuttle to and from Canton. Do-able. He’ll fly to Detroit for one night and head back to St. Louis for 10 days. Hmm. From STL: Fly to Columbus and back. Cincy and back. Indy and back. Short flights. Easy enough.. Missouri Athletic Club in STL. Fly or drive Kansas City? Maybe he’ll drive. That way he can drive to Bentonville on the Wednesday. On his yellow pad he scribbles notes that fill two pages:
Tour First Half- Cleve-Canton-Detroit - 15 Days
Tuesday – Fly to Cleveland
Wed - Cleveland at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – visit RnR HoF
Thursday – book signing? Donius’ publisher meeting?
Friday – Theater, Museums?
Saturday - Canton (Football Hall of Fame). Make time for HoF exhibits.
Sun – Fly to Detroit - Is there a government/leaders group I might contact in Detroit?
Monday – Detroit. Late flight to STL?
Tuesday – devote time to Negative Space
Tour Second Half: Columbus-Cincy-Indy-STL-KC-Bentonville
Friday - Columbus (Ohio State University) – Where is kid (The Beast) fromYoungstown?
Monday – Cincinnati
Wednesday - Indianapolis
Friday - St. Louis
Monday – Drive to KC (4 ½ hours)
Tuesday - Kansas City
Wednesday – Drive to Bentonville (3 ½ hours)
Thursday -Bentonville, Arkansas (Walmart corporate headquarters)
Total - 30 days
The last sip of coffee from his mug causes him to make a bitter face and put the mug on a side table. He speed dials Ambrosia. It rings once and he disconnects. He speed dials Bob Caster’s law firm. It rings once and he disconnects. His phone rings. His caller I.D. says it’s Coach Robert Siena but when he answers it’s not the coach but a young sounding female voice. “Coach wanted me to call you to see if he can confirm Cleveland and Canton. He’s kinda pumped about Rock n Roll and NFL Hall of Fame visits back to back. If you need a copy of his presentation, we’ll be happy to send it on over. As you know the coach likes to speak somewhat extemporaneously so his speech is more like an outline. I’m sure he’ll be great though.”
“Thanks. But please tell the coach we are still working on logistics and content. Is he gonna be able to join us in Detroit or not, by the way?”
“Well Coach Siena and I are gonna finalize a lot of details when he gets back from Miami. Can I call you back in a couple of days?”