Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rollin on the River

Last night we celebrated the final quarter grades for Jenna, Paul and Ellen by booking a river dinner cruise on the Cincinnati Belle.  What a lovely evening.  The Reds were playing so the lights were on, the crowd was cheering, and the jumbo-tron in high definition as we approached the final docking at 9pm. 

The Disc Jocky on board announced the various celebrations as we traveled upstream - 50th Anniversaries, 23rd Birthday, return from Afganistan, recent engagements ...   As we stood on the bow headed into the evening breeze, Susan and I couldn't help but reminisce about the various river cruises we have taken on the Rhine, and the Danube.  We both agreed that future cruises would be in our plan.

There were many boaters on the Ohio this Friday night.  As the various types of boats passed by, it was instinctual for everyone to give the boater wave.  Even the shoreline fishing parties would give their greetings. Everyone happy to be Rollin on the River.

"If you come down to the river
I bet you gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry if you got no money
People on the river are happy to give"  Creedence Clearwater Revival

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