Happy Monday! Back at it today. Even further behind then I was last week. I thought I would show some images from our visit to the river a couple of weeks ago. The weather and other commitments prevented a photo outing this weekend.
This first image is of the American Lady. If you live in the area and have not taken a cruise, it is well worth the time. I’m not a big fan of the dinner cruise, however they offer a 2 hour cruise up and down the Mississippi and there are refreshments and adult beverages on board so it is a nice way to see the river for a couple of hours without a huge investment.
I can’t go to the river without capturing a few images of the ubiquitous ducks. They are always there, floating close to the shore looking for a hand out. If you are just into people watching (which is a great past time by the way) the river walk is an excellent venue. Lot’s of people make their way to this attraction (a lot of whom are staying at the Grand Harbor Hotel) but lots of local folks as well.
We watched this barge go through the laborious and painfully slow process of locking through the dam. This image is about a half hour after we saw the barge at the locks. I have never piloted a water craft on the Mississippi but I would imagine it is something that requires a fair amount of attention to detail. Piloting one of these monsters has to be a real challenge.
That’s it for today. I have nothing of substance to contribute to your day and it is obvious that I am in a rambling mode this morning so I will thank you for stopping by the blog and hope that you enjoy your day. Be careful.