So what are you seeing here, maybe me (Abigail) strapped into the back of an Indy car. Maybe!!!!! Yeah that’s what it is, our during the last event with the Meijer crew lead to me getting a ride in this Indy car. I can’t even describe how much fun this was. I have been around race cars since I was a little girl, thanks Dad. I am sure you have figured out that I am a tomgirl, would be hard to live out of a semi if I wasn’t. I used to go with my Dad everywhere, when he was into car racing so was I. In the summers I would sometimes be at four different tracks a week. He would take me with him to the pits and when he started racing himself I helped. I recall that during my freshman year of college he came to get me for a race with the car trailered behind him. Now that made the guys talk!!!
As soon as this Indy car took off that smell of alcohol fuel made me feel like a twelve year old girl again. Man we have a cool life. Guess I should also note that Danica Patrick was at this event too.
After our show last weekend in Indy I touched base with the manager of the Meijer tour, Robert. As some of you recall Josh and I spent last summer working on this truck, it was fun but we were glad to get back to a museum. This tour can be a drag, long days and crazy crowds. However when you’re only on it for two days it’s fun! What was really special is that the rest of this year’s crew are all people we have worked with. It was like hanging out with old friends. We all went out to dinner after and then had a few beers, just so nice to catch up with everyone.
It helps that we get to “warm up” the Wii games before opening!
That is Rig as in our truck not Rigg as is maiden name, haha. Our new tour is for Meijer Stores, a Midwestern supercenter type store. We travel to only Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of Illinois. This is a very family oriented open to the public tour. I have posted our schedule on our calendar so check in to see if we are coming close to you. I update it is much as possible. The exhibit mostly goes to festivals and community events. There is a lot of action on this tour!!!!!
The economic woes have finally hit our company, a few layoffs were announced today as well as a shuffle of tours. I am sad to say that the Lincoln Tour is now permanently gone, it is being torn down. Our tour, Reflections, is now off the road. Josh and I have come out safe here, we have been reassigned to the Meijer tour. We will be on it until October, this tour is a bit different for us, it only travels to five Midwestern states. This will be a shift for us, plus I will not be the manager. There is already a full time manager. I am very sad today but we have our jobs and the Meijer Tour gets back to our roots in event marketing.
Send your thoughts to the three people who are no longer with my company. I will tell you all more about the new tour later.