The guys finally woke up and we packed up what was left in the house, they divided the booze (not that there was much left) and we hit the road. I really enjoyed my drive with Billy and Jim we talked American politics almost the whole hour drive back... nothing I love more than chatting with Americans about their crazy politics! Once at the factory, I jumped in the car they had for visitors, Jim went to the airport and Billy went back to the hotel as he had meetings at the factory Monday. I was off like a shot in my hybrid Escape and found my way (surprisingly) to Savannah. After a couple turns trying to remember the way we got to down town the other night, I found the same parkade and parked - time to tour down town in 2 hours or less... game on!
|The House in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"|
|The Old Cotton Exchange (Brick Bldg)|
A quick tour of the water front and I was back in the car and found my way to the hotel where I dropped it off for the people coming in later for meetings Monday. I got the shuttle to the airport and in Southern style, the airport, so quaint and beautiful, made me smile. I really, really loved my time in the South.
As I was going through security, I saw a very large group of people. They had signs and American flags and there were tons of little kids standing in front of maybe, 100 Adults. Then I saw what the commotion was all about - 2 soldiers walked towards the crowd and they went CRAZY, kids ran towards their respective parent and wives burst into tears. It was a very beautiful and emotional moment.... I couldn't help but tear up. I can't help but tear up now! It was a very honest, human moment of love, joy and devotion and we don't see those all too often. It capped the trip off nicely.
Well, I guess the final flag in this great trip was that I got bumped to first class the WHOLE WAY HOME! Whahooo! It was cushy and roomy and just awesome. I really did love this trip that almost wasn't and I am so thankful and lucky that I got to go! I love my job!