Saturday, November 3, 2007

Life On the Mississippi: Riverboats 1

You can take a ride up and down the Mississippi on the riverboats Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher (see yesterday's post). Becky was not a distant relative of Margaret but rather Tom's erstwhile girlfriend. There are dinner cruises on the boats. Our office did that for the December holiday party last year. What a flop. There's nothing to see along the river in the dark once you leave downtown except the odd chemical factory. The food was as drab as the night. As I heard someone say recently, I'd rather buy sushi from a vending machine. Still, docking back under the floodlit Arch late at night was a thrill.

TOMORROW: another, much bigger riverboat


• Eliane • said...

Aww... and it sounded so beautiful and romantic in my head. Sushi from a vending machine, brrr... scary indeed.

Jim Klenke said...

I think we took one of those boat rides as a field trip in school. I dont really remember it though. I have a lot of memories about the riverfront.

Kate said...

oh, dear! Where's the feeling of romance?!