|I learned about the boat tours in April -- you can see the pontoon boat in the right corner of this picture.|
|The boat seats 32 people, and it's called the Blue Heron. On the day Ronda and I took Memphis and Lilly to the Marina for lunch. (Good Friday).|
|On June 18, Warren decided he was NOT ready to be a boater...so he went home with Emily.|
|But Lily and I were excited about the boat ride -- and my friend Bert came along.|
|This is what the new building looks like -- from the middle of Hanson's Slew -- we were headed out...|
|Once we got out into the main channel -- we got very close to the Cordova Nuclear plant.|
|Our Captain took us past this tower -- where the turkey vultures perch every night. There are three other towers visible, but with NO birds. Funny, eh?|
|When appropriate, the Captain gave us a little thrill...and went really fast -- spraying us with cool water. AWESOME|
|But, in the main channel, when passing the big barges -- he drove slow...(do they call it driving?)|
You may not have a free boat ride on the Mississippi River out your back door -- but I'll bet there's lots of fun summer stuff going on where YOU LIVE.
Be sure to check out your county parks websites...