I’ve been traveling for the past week, so, if you’re wondering why I haven’t written much , there’s your answer. I just can’t seem to get it together to draft posts while I’m away, and I can only pre-write and schedule so many posts before I leave, as life always seems to get frenetic before trips.
In the past week, I visited both Charlotte, NC and Savannah, GA. I was on three flights – two were award tickets on US Airway flights courtesy of my British Airway Avios, and the return trip was a revenue ticket on Delta, SAV-JFK (I was upgraded to First Class, but kept sneaking Kit-Kat bars and potato chips back to Won’t Run in coach) (pooor Won’t Run…). I stayed at four different Hyatt brands, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Andaz and Hyatt Regency. The Hyatt Place made me dizzy, as the room was identical to the room last week in RiverHead, NY and identical to the room the week before in Flushing, NY. Yes, there is a lot to be said for brand consistency, but it can be a little like Groundhog Day if overdone. (background music: Cher, “I got you Babe…”). Across the board, Hyatt employees are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. And I stayed in some exquisite suites.
In the eating department, I had plenty of barbeque in North Carolina (brisket, ribs, pulled pork, mac n cheese, etc) and oodles of southern food in Georgia ( including sweet tea, grits, crab cakes, oysters, peaches, pralines, pecans and plenty of other food that slip my mind at the moment). We were constantly stuffed, and consequently never made it to the one restaurant, Mrs. Wilkes, that day in, day out, people recommended. Even with all the Prevacid in the world, we just couldn’t do fried chicken at noon.
I went for a bunch of outdoor runs (Won’t Run swears he went on a treadmill one day, hmmm, could it be?). Some areas I visited were more amenable to running than others, and it was quite hot out, but I still ran almost daily even if only for a few miles. My favorite runs were unquestionably in Savannah. Each of the squares are lovely and interesting, and Forsyth Park is just stunning. And did you know that Forest Gump was filmed in Savannah, and Jingle Bells was written there?
Well, I’m back and back at work. Stay tuned…
Hotel Review – Hyatt Regency Savannah
Fitness Center and Pool Review – Hyatt Regency Savannah