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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

River Queen Dixieland Jazz Cruise - Part 2 of 3

Good morning,

We are ready to board the River Queen  and enjoy lunch, dixieland jazz, and a cruise.
We are tied up across the Ohio River from Cincinnati so have excellent views of the bridges between Ohio and Kentucky.
As we walked from the terminal to the gangway, we passed raised gardens.  Perhaps they were growing fresh food for their floating restaurants?  :)

We went aboard and headed for an outside deck to take some pictures before lunch was served.
 This is the paddle wheel of the Belle of Cincinnati, docked near us.
 Tables were reserved so we went inside to locate ours.  The buffet luncheon was being set up and the jazz had begun.  We recognized the band from an earlier cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati.
Back outside we took advantage of perfect weather to get some pictures.
 We try to take a river cruise every time we are home in Cincinnati.  This is beautiful, isn't it!
 Back inside, we were given the drink list...
 ...and the opportunity to buy a drink in a souvenir glass. :)  We opted for iced tea and went back outside for more pictures.
 We have a few clouds now.  I like that.
 
 This is the view back to the parking lot.  Our car isn't alone up there now.

 This is the photographer who took everyone's picture as we boarded.  She wasn't able to get the pictures printed to be delivered to us when we returned.  We thought we would never see them, but they did arrive in the mail about a week later.  Very nice.
 Finally, everyone had boarded our river boat, the River Queen.  The boarding began for the Belle of Cincinnati began and we are about ready to cast off.

More images of our cruise tomorrow.  I hope you enjoy it with us.

Best,
Lois



14 comments:

VP said...

Everything seems to be fine around that boat, I am curious to see the other pictures...

Diana said...

Very nice Lois! The buffet looked like a nice big one! How was the music? Love Di ♥

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pics of the boat, river, and skyline.

Montanagirl said...

What fun! Can't wait to hear about it! And see more photos of course.

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...Oh my goodness that looks like so much fun!!
I just read and viewed you River Boat
post's... love the shot's you have shown and waiting to see more!!
Grace

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely day.

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful photos and the food looks wonderful.

KaHolly said...

What fun!! I'm a little envious!

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful pictures Lois. I bet the band was enjoyable. There is a really good Dixie Band in town here. Waiting for the rest of your cruise tomorrow.

Pat said...

Very nice photos. What a beautiful day. I love seeing that bright blue sky as a back drop for that white boat with the red trim!

Karen said...

Great shots Lois! I bet you had fun.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Fantastic photos ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

thanks for coming by and commenting ~

I remember this well ~ great time ~ we took it from New Orleans ~ ^_^

Birdman said...

Looks like I could have some fun on this river.

Rose said...

Riverboats fascinate me...and I love the rivers...