There’s something a little unnerving about blogging while your van goes hurtling by the Olympic Torch in Atlanta. Nonetheless, a few highlights as the Visioneering Wichita trip to Chattanooga lands on the extremely wet ground in Georgia.
- Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, and council members Janet Miller and Lavonta Williams paid their own way on the trip. And Brewer, for those of you keeping score from past Visioneering trips, sat in coach. No free upgrades here.
- The van I’m blasting through Atlanta in is driven by Visioneering chairman Jon Rolph. So far, I can conclude that Jon’s as good a driver as he is a businessman. Although, there were some tense moments at the HUGE Atlanta airport as most of the tour group left on a bus with no sign of Mr. Rolph and our van. Somewhere on Nicole Howerton’s iPhone is a photo of all of us contemplating a hitchhiking venture to Chattanooga. Or worse, three days of partying in Hotlanta.
- Finally, the first scare of the day. Howerton has commandeered our van and we’re heading for a Starbucks, conveniently located, as Jon put it, at a “boondoggle exit.” He has to stop. She has a frighteningly determined look in her eye.
Come back to Business Casual for the next three days. I’ll keep you posted on the backstories.
- From Bill Wilson