Is it St. Patrick's Day already? Well, the girls loaded up the lipstick and ambushed various military servicemen at today's annual parade. With the exceptional weather predicted this weekend, the city is estimating at least 300,000 people visiting here from out of town and tonight I'm guessing most of them will be on River Street happily and/or unconsciously shelling out lots of money. In other words, the equation is as follows: Friday parade plus sunny weather equals big weekend bucks.
Barring any unforseen catastrophes, this already is and is going to continue to be a great weekend for the city of Savannah. I think General Oglethorpe would be completely baffled to know that the English colony he set out to develop has turned into a college spring break destination during an Irish holiday.