A: I remember thinking that the people were warmer and the culture felt richer - and, of course, the food was amazing. But I also remember thinking that the nature was not that impressive. For one thing, I didn't have a car, so I was always in the city. Later, after I started exploring more and had access to boats and kayaks and canoes, I realized how gorgeous the swamps are and how amazing the nature is. A major turning point was when I went to a friend's fishing camp on this spectacular swamp, managed by an old Cajun guy I could barely understand. … [Read more...] about New Orleans visitors swap Bourbon Street for Spanish moss on Beyond the Bayou tours
Farm school meals
Cascarino eats a Wimpy – Gillingham, 1981 In modern football the pre-match meal is regulated to the last carb. But in the 80s players were left to their own artery-coagulating devices. When the Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino made his home debut in league football, for Gillingham, he played not with a monkey on his back but a beast in his stomach. In the days of only two substitutes, Cascarino was the 14th man, so when he arrived at Gillingham station with more than two hours to kick off he decided to kill some time by heading for a Wimpy: a double cheeseburger and chips, followed by a knickerbocker glory. Harmless enough, until Cascarino got to the ground and realised he was down as a substitute. An attempt to make himself sick failed, and within 15 minutes Cascarino was on for an injured colleague, the contents of his stomach on his mind throughout. RS … [Read more...] about Gluttony – part one
She said the firm has the ability to move water around its grid network to fulfil demand, but she also asked household to help conserve supplies. The firm has asked its three million households to voluntarily cut their water usage, urging people to turn the taps off when brushing their teeth. … [Read more...] about Britain braces for hottest day of year with temperatures set to hit 82F – so will people REALLY wait until Monday to meet up for barbecues?
Molloy, who has his hand in many community efforts such as the Free Monthly Veteran's Breakfast, a very successful Micro Pantry and various blood, shred, food and toy drives, felt this might have been the most rewarding of them all. "While I love them all, to stand out there and have Joey Martin in the State Farm Neighbear costume interacting with the kids as they drive thru with their parents was priceless. The smiles were ear to ear and the comments on how much this meant to the kids each week melted our hearts." … [Read more...] about 2,645 Free Hot Dog Lunches Served At Manhattan Creamery