Willie Wines Jr. (IronFiremen.com) and I are on our way to Atlanta for Fire Rescue International. I am typing this as he drives like my grandmother…He says I drive like a Yankee, but I do get us to where we are going quicker.
At this pace, we will be in Atlanta for the first snowfall. Willie has some serious white knuckle driving going on.
We are heading down to hang out with my sister and her family tonight (Tuesday).
We will be up early to head downtown Atlanta for the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. The hotel is 73 floors, and is also where we are staying thanks to my other sister who works for Starwood Hotels. If you have never slept in a Heavenly Bed (featured at Westin hotels) you are missing out.
The hotel has a revolving restaurant on the 72nd floor and a revolving bar on the 73rd floor. For the stair climb I think the plan is to walk up to the 71st floor then go back down and climb to the 29th floor. We cannot wait. These events are an excellent way to pay tribute to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on September 11th.
On Wednesday night, Willie and I are heading to John’s Creek Fire Department for dinner with the guys. Brother Mark Akins invited Willie and I out to firehouse #63 and we look forward to hanging out with them. Sergeant Tom Johnson (from the Rescue) will be cooking for us. Word is that he makes a mean sloppy joe! Mark tells us that Tom doesn’t have any taste buds and they don’t know how to tell him that the food is so-so. Hopefully, Tom “Sloppy Joe” Johnson will surprise us. (JUST KIDDING).
Once the exhibit hall opens on Friday/Saturday Willie will be found at the MN8 Products (Foxfire illuminating products) booth. He is the booth babe!
We will also be meeting up with Jeff Harkey. Jeff is my co-hort at Daily911Deals.com and runs FireNews.net among other things. He is based out of Raliegh, NC.
If you just crawled out from under a rock, Daily911Deals.com is in full swing. We launched our first of many deals the other day. The deal is for a GAME sportswear jobshirt. Not just any job shirt though, this is the creme de la creme of jobshirts. You can purchase it for 50% off. Trust me, you won’t find a better deal.
This first deal is offered by Reality Workwear. You can catch them online at RealityWorkwear.com, follow them on twitter, and like them on facebook. They have many other great products available on their site. We will be offering more products from them in the future!
Willie and I should have some more time than usual to make sure we stay connected on the interwebs during FRI.
If you are going to be in town, be sure to hit us up and we will meet up.