Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ed Drove A Million Miles To Get Here

We'll be staying at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa for the next week.  Hopefully inside, because it's a bazillion degrees with 190% humidity once you breach the sanctuary of the air-conditioned buildings.  
Photo Credit:  The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa website
We are here to partake in the festivities of our company's annual All-Star Celebration, an event that honors leased owner-operators who have achieved a minimum of one million safe driving miles.  Ed reached his million with this company last January - he has over 2.5 million lifetime miles driven - but missed qualifying for last year's event by only two weeks.

From what we've seen so far, it seems like little 'ol Eddie is the youngest guy here. One guy even commented on how young he looked, and Ed said, "You should have seen me seventeen years ago when I started driving."  Some of the older drivers who've been with the company over twenty and thirty years have two and three million miles under their belt.

We have a room just a few floors down from the top of the building, with a view of the riverfront shops and restaurants just across the way.  There is a ferry boat that makes round-trips throughout the day and late into the evening.

Next to the hotel is The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center where some of the festivities will take place.  
Photo Credit:  The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa website
We've been to Savannah before, in 2007, when we stayed at the Marriott across the river.  We took the trolley sightseeing tour, walked the cobblestone streets, ate in several restaurants, visited the City Market.  It was September and still stupid hot, but not as insanely, unbearably, subtropical-humid as it is right now.

The only reason I may venture to the other side of the river, is to visit The Florence.  It's new, and from what I read in the in-room magazine, it sounds like a place that's right up my alley.  And they claim it's cooler in the evening.  Pshaw!

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Gil said...

If you get a day pass and happen to go by the fish market please let us know how delightful it smells when it is a bazillion with 190% humidity out there!

The Daily Rant said...

I sincerely hope I do not pass a pescharia!!