Day seven – Dedicated to Firefighter Melvin Champaign
We started off with a 8:00 departure from Brunswick. We were provided with police and fire escort out of brunswick. we were blessed with an overcast day which made our speeds faster. The support staff has been excellent with providing us with rest stops and plenty of food and water. Upon our arrival in Savannah, we were staged at city of Savannah fire station. Brother firefighters from the city of Savannah did not only open their firehouse to us but, also opened their union locker to us. All riders were given a city of Savannah IAFF t-shirt.
Prior to reaching the fire station we passed the 500 mile mark of our trip. While waiting at the fire station I contacted the Dave Elliot radio show to provide an update. Mr. Elliot suggest upon or return to Naples he would like to have a contest to see which rider had the tightest butt. We were hesitant to accept the offer until he advised Hooters girls would be doing the judging.
Stay tuned for results of the judging!
After the interview we were escorted by the city of Savannah fire and police units to the Savannah Elks Lodge. At the Lodge we presented the Brotherhood Ride appreciation plaque to the Exalted Ruler. Many of the riders then took a refreshing break in the Elks pool.
We then got ready for a good nights sleep but were informed of a large bridge we had to cross before exiting Savannah the next day. Most of the riders felt confident with their riding ability and already having crossed the Brundswick bridge, we would be able to concur this bridge as well.
We then turned in for a good night sleep.