Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Great Steamboat Race

As the Kentucky Derby Festival continues, today is the annual Great Steamboat Race on the Ohio River, between the Belle of Louisville and the Cincinnati Queen. As you can imagine, a “race” between two steamboats is not action-packed, but it’s a wonderful excuse to gather with friends along the banks of the Ohio, and for some lucky party-goers, actually be a passenger on one of the boats.

On the way into work this morning, I took River Road and passed along the beautiful homes that have put up tents on their lawns to watch the race, including the Louisville Boat Club that has a big bash every year. Derby Week is all about parties, so be it a boat race, a parade or a horse race, we’re in high gear to get the party started!

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