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The Travels of Governor Sarah Palin -- September 2008
Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Cedarburg, WI
Detroit, MI
Sterling Heights, MI

Colorado Springs, CO
Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM
Kansas City, MO

Lee's Summit, MO

Lebanon, OH
Lancaster, PA

Fairfax, VA
Fairbanks, AK

Fairbanks, AK

Wasilla, AK

Anchorage, AK
Carson City, NV

(Denver, CO)

Golden, CO
Canton, OH

Vienna, OH

Cleveland, OH
Grand Rapids, MI

Cedar Rapids, IA
Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI
Blaine, MN

(Orlando, FL)

Lady Lake, FL

Media, PA

New York, NY

New York, NY

New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Columbus, OH

Sedona, AZ

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Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign and news accounts.  The calendar above shows cities and towns.  The listing below includes impromptu stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations 2008.
Joint events with Sen. McCain are shown in grey above and in red with an asterisk below.*

Mon. September 1, 2008

-Speech prep. at the Minneapolis Hilton in Minneapolis, MN.

Tues. September 2, 2008
-Speech prep. at the Minneapolis Hilton in Minneapolis, MN.

Wed. September 3, 2008
-Gov. Palin and the Palin family joins the McCain family in greeting Sen. McCain upon his arrival at the airport in Minneapolis, MN.*
-Delivers her speech at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.  Afterwards Sen. McCain joins her on stage and makes very brief remarks.*

Thurs. September 4, 2008
-After Sen. McCain's acceptance speech, the Palins join McCain and his family on stage at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.*

Fri. September 5, 2008
-McCain Street USA meet and greet with Sen. McCain at the corner of Washington Ave. and Columbia Rd., after remarks they stop in at The Chocolate Factory, in Cedarburg, WI.*
-Joins Sen. McCain in accepting the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police at the Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI.*
-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, MI.*

Sat. September 6, 2008

-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at Colorado Jet Center in Colorado Springs, CO.*
-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM.*

Sun. September 7, 2008
-With Sen. McCain stops in at El Pinto restaurant in Albuquerque, NM.*
-McCain and Gov. Palin have dinner at Arthur Bryant's Barbeque in Kansas City, MO.*

Mon. September 8, 2008
-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at The Pavilion at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, MO.*

Tues. September 9, 2008

-Participates in a McCain Street USA rally with Sen. McCain outside of The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, OH.*
-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at Schnader Field House, The Alumni Sports & Fitness Center at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

Wed. September 10, 2008
The McCains and the Palins hold a Road to Victory rally at Van Dyke Park in Fairfax, VA.*
        Dulles Airport to Fairbanks, AK.
-Welcome home rally at Sadler Business Plaza/Alaska Aerofuel in Fairbanks, AK.

Thurs. September 11, 2008
-Speaks at the deployment ceremony for the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, AK.  [her son Track is among those being deployed]
-Interviews with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson at the Wedgewood Resort (hotel) in Fairbanks, AK.

Fri. September 12, 2008
-Interview with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson at her home and at the High School in Wasilla, AK.

Sat. September 13, 2008
-Welcome home rally at Dena'INA Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage, AK.
       Flight to Reno, NV.
-Victory 2008 rally at Pony Express Pavilion, Mills Park in Carson, City, NV.  [first solo rally outside Alaska]

Sun. September 14, 2008
Denver, CO no public events.

Mon. September 15, 2008
-Road to Victory rally at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, CO.
-McCain-Palin Victory Ohio finance reception at Brookside Country Club in Canton, OH. ($)

Tues. September 16, 2008
-McCain-Palin Victory Ohio finance luncheon at the home of Western & Southern Life Insurance Co. President and CEO John and wife Eileen Barrett in Cincinnati, OH. ($)  postponed due to the weather-related state of emergency as was planned interview with Sean Hannity.
-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at Winner Aviation in Vienna, OH.*
       Overnight at
the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Cleveland, OH.

Wed. September 17, 2008
-McCain-Palin Victory Ohio finance breakfast at the home of Ed Hughes in Dayton, OH. ($) postponed due to the weather-related state of emergency
-With her husband Todd greets customers, has coffee at Karl's Inn of the Barristers in Cleveland, OH.  Also this a.m. did interview with Sean Hannity.
Flight from Burke Lakefront Airport to Michigan.

-Straight Talk town hall meeting with Sen. McCain at Grand Rapids Community College, Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids, MI.*

Thurs. September 18, 2008
Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at PS Air Hangar, Eastern Iowa International Airport in Cedar Rapids, IA.*

-With Sen. McCain tours flood-damaged parts of Cedar Rapids, IA.*
-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI.*

Fri. September 19, 2008
-Joins Sen. McCain at a breakfast with members of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI.*
-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at Key Air Hangar at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Blaine, MN.*

Sat. September 20, 2008
Orlando, FL no public events. [source Time's "The Page"]

Sun. September 21, 2008
-Road to Victory rally at Market Square at The Villages in Lady Lake, FL.

Mon. September 22, 2008
-Main Street USA rally with Sen. McCain on the steps of the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, PA.*

Tues. September 23, 2008
In New York, NY, staying at the Millennium Broadway in downtown:
-Receives national security briefing (her first) from Admiral Michael McConnell, Director of National Intelligence, at the Millennium Broadway.
-Meets with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the Hotel InterContinental.
-Meets with President Álvaro Uribe of Columbia in the Columbian mission residence.
-Meets with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at his offices on Park Avenue.

Wed. September 24, 2008
In New York, NY:
-With Sen. McCain meets with President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia and President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine at the Hilton New York.*
-Meets with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq at the Ritz Carlton, Battery Park Hotel.
-Meets with President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan at the Millennium Hotel.
-Meets with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India at the Hotel New York Palace.  [Sen. McCain had planned to attend, but instead met with advisors about the economic crisis].
-Attends women's dinner for the White Ribbon Alliance, hosted by Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at Tao, an Asian restaurant.

Also today, sequence unclear, Palin did an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric.

Thurs. September 25, 2008
In New York, NY:
-In the audience for Sen. McCain's speech at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Hilton in New York, NY.*
-Visits Tribute WTC Visitor Center adjacent to Ground Zero, goes to the family viewing area, meets with fire fighters at NY Engine Company 10, Ladder Company 10 firehouse, and takes a few questions.
        Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia; greeted by a few volunteers.

Fri. September 26, 2008
Philadelphia, debate preparation.
-Evening appearance at a debate watching party (left before the debate) at
the Irish Pub in Philadelphia, PA.

Sat. September 27, 2008
Philadelphia, debate preparation.
-With daughter Willow picks up a couple of cheesesteaks at Tony Luke's in South Philadelphia, PA.

Sun. September 28, 2008
Philadelphia, debate preparation.
-With daughter Willow goes to Di Bruno Bros., a gourmet eatery and talks to a small group of women with children serving in the military overseas, in Philadelphia, PA.

Mon. September 29, 2008
-Road to Victory rally with Sen. McCain at Capital University, the Capital Center in Columbus, OH.*

Tues. September 30, 2008
-Debate prep. at Sen. McCain's vacation home near Sedona, AZ.
Note: The campaign released a photo showing Palin prepping outdoors, standing at a podium opposite a man at another podium under trees near a creek.  The Phoenix Business Journal reported on October 31 that she underwent debate coaching at the home of developer Sharon Harper in Flagstaff, AZ.

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