Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A very special day

Adam and I attended the dedication and open house of the AEP towboat mv. Hoosier State. Enough happened to fill several blog entries, which it probably will. Today was a day of escalating surprises.

First, we enjoyed the open house.

We couldn't attend the christening ceremony itself, as it was for AEP employees and invited guests only, but we staked out a spot to see the champagne bottle being smashed.

As we were walking to the car, and AEP employee ran up to invite us on a short ride on the boat, which we accepted. Here's Adam on the starboard tow knee.

The high point came when ....

Yeah, that's Adam steering the boat. He's making a 180-degree turn to bring the boat back to the dock.

It was a very good day. More later.


Granny Sue said...

Wow! What an adventure!

Unknown said...

Really glad you two got to come down to the dedication. Also glad our Port Capt. invited you all down tot he boat for the ride. I enjoyed Adams and yours pictures. You have quite the collection. Again, glad you all got to come down to the Christening. Tell Adam I am going to frame up the drawing and hang it up on the boat. I know we didn't get a chance to just sit and chat, I was rather busy with everyone pulling me in different directions. The last name is Kincaid.

ohio981 said...

Thanks, Joseph. We'll have some thank-you notes ready by the end of this week. We'll drop yours off at Lakin, along with some others. And we'll have one on-line after my (probably) final entry related to that day.

We had a great day. Thanks for letting us know about it.