Monday was simply a travel day. I stopped at the post office in Tallahassee to send some thank-you cards and then headed towards New Orleans around 10a.m. The trip is about 6 hours long and Pensacola Beach is about the half-way point.
So, of course, I took a bit of a detour and went to look at the Gulf of Mexico. After spending about a half hour there, I headed out to finish the second half of my trip to New Orleans.
Once I checked in I made phone calls to teams that I will be visiting this week. Also, I sent out a number of emails to each Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliate in each city I will be visiting this week. Further, I emailed the ESPN Radio shows (Mike and Mike, The Herd, Doug Gottlieb) and the local ESPN affiliates for each city. I am really trying to work these avenues in hopes of creating as much buzz as possible.
After doing a little “homework,” I set out to get something to eat on Bourbon Street, which my hotel was a half block away from. I had a great Po-Boy sandwich at Oceana, a place just down the street from my hotel, Prince Conti Hotel. I also found out that the bar connected to the Prince Conti Hotel, along with many other surrounding buildings, is haunted. Unfortunately, I did not see or hear anything crazy, outside of guests going to their rooms at all hours of the night.
I am off to visit the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Texans today and then will be spending the evening in Dallas. I’ll keep you posted on my experiences!
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