4 October 2015 – 5:00am
I started my morning as any other morning; regular workout, breakfast and meditation. As I ate my breakfast I heard on the radio of Oktoberfest on Riverstreet. I thought to myself hell why not. I got cleaned up, dressed, put on some smell good, climbed in my truck, and headed to Savannah, GA. As I got closer to Savannah clouds started to go grey with light sprinkles of rain due to the oncoming of Hurricane Joaquin, I decided to go any way.
I took a road I had taken only once and yep, had to guess my way downtown. You see I don’t read street signs, someday I will, I focus on landmarks (7-11’s, Juans Taco stand, Chucky Cheese Pizza, etc). I finally got my bearing and found a parking spot. Started my walk and saw a cigar shop, LOL, had to get a cigar or two I picked up two hand rolled fresh light cigars. I started my walk down to Riverstreet and I was hungry …. Hell I was starving. Being Oktoberfest I decided to try my first time ever Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, not bad. As I sat there eating I saw an old wooden ship and decided to investigate. As I got closer to the ship I saw her name El Galeon – “El Galeon Andalucia (referred to as in Spain) is a 170 foot, 495 ton, authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet.” The crew was awesome, all true Spaniards so I spoke Spanish, at first they looked at me, then smiled then laughed. We had a great time!
My next stop was on a spur of the moment, as I walked I spotted “FREE ….. something”, I looked in the window and I saw a bar, LOL … I walked in. I walked up to the bar and was met by the greater “Usher”. I paid my $5 for nine different kinds of “Mead” to sample; I mentally counted it as 9 shots of some sort of liquor. The Savannah Bee Company mead tasting bar; Mead has been around since 2,000 B.C. The tasting consisted of delicately delicious meads Tupelo Ambrosia, Star Thistle Ambrosia and Cherry Amore are just some of the varieties available. Let’s just say I had a little buzz going, 10% alcohol was the lowest up to 14%. In all it was a Grand Saturday.
I had a great time with Grand memories. Lessons I learned on my excursion; Be willing to extend yourself, be willing to be you, be willing to slow down and take everything in. Good cigar, good company, good food and good drinks = Grand Memories.
“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along. ~Samuel Butler, “Speech at the Somerville Club,” 27 February 1895.”