Chrys B. Graham
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By Chrys B. Graham:
New Orleans — Not seconds after Garrett Hartley kicked the winning field goal Sunday night to take the New Orleans Saints to the Super Bowl for the first time, people were literally dancing in the streets of the French Quarter.
New Orleans — The NFC’s conference championship football game in New Orleans had not started yet Sunday, but the partying was well underway earlier in the afternoon.
Crazy football fever … who dat?!
Here are some photos from our New Orleans trip:
Every spring for the past 41 years, the sleepy Southern fishing town of Darien, Georgia, has come alive with the three-day festival for the Blessing of the Fleet. Darien, with a population of around 2,000 people, is the second oldest city in Georgia. It was founded by Gaelic-speaking Scottish Highlanders — led by Lachlan McGillivray and Lacklan McIntosh — in 1736 near the site of an abandoned British military outpost, Fort King George. Formerly one of the largest ports for shipping lumber, it has been a center for fishermen since the early 1900s. Once famous for its oysters, it is now best known as a shrimpers’ paradise. Darien’s Blessing of the Fleet is believed to have originated when Portuguese fishermen moved to the area and brought the tradition with them. It is generally considered to be the largest ongoing festival of its kind on the East Coast. Activities at this […]