A taste of Memphis, New Orleans and Oklahoma City

Here’s a slice of my life — outside of the arenas, airports and airplanes where I spent the majority of my time — during the Jazz’s recent three-games-in-three-cities-in-three-nights road trip in Memphis, New Orleans and Oklahoma City:

I’m often asked what I do on the road, so here’s a quick outline of my itinerary for this trip:


Flight: SLC-MEM — 11:40 a.m.-2:42 p.m. (write on plane)

Work: Write, do travel expense paperwork at hotel until 10 p.m.

Eat: Rendezvous at 10 p.m.


Work: Shootaround at 10:30 a.m., write until 1 p.m.

Eat: Blues City Cafe

Downtime: Visit National Civil Rights Museum

Jazz at Memphis: Write Jazz Extra at hotel, game-night at arena — 4 p.m.-1 a.m.


Flight: MEM-N.O. — 7:45 a.m.-9:10 a.m.

Sleep: Hotel nap…ahhhh…10:30-12:30

Downtime: Visit New Orleans by Tulane, eat at Camellia Grill with friend

Jazz at New Orleans: Game-night at arena — 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Cab drivers couldn’t find me, so I waited outside in a rainstorm — in a dry spot, fortunately. Had to laugh at 1:30 a.m. when DeMarre Carroll tweeted that the Jazz charter had just landed in Oklahoma while I was still waiting outside in the Big Easy. Beat writers don’t fly on the charter, so we had lots of travel ahead the following day to catch up to the team….)


Flight 1: N.O.-ATL — 9 a.m.-10:25 p.m.

Flight 2: ATL-OKC — 11:40 p.m.-2:01 p.m. (write on plane)

Downtime: Work on Jazzland blog, online story

Jazz at OKC: Game-night at arena 5 p.m.-1 a.m.


Downtime: Slept in! Worked on putting together my wife’s V-Day gift.

Flight: OKC-SLC — 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. (write on plane)

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