Friday, June 27, 2014

American Queen was in town

The American Queen docked in Huntington for the day yesterday. I had to do some things to earn money, so I didn't have much time to spend at Harris Riverfront Park. I asked Adam if he wanted to go down and see it while I was otherwise occupied for an hour or so. He said no, I've been on it, and what's the use of going to see it again if I can't get close to it?

Good point, considering it was kind of hot yesterday. We got the grand tour of the boat -- pilothouse, engine room, standing beside the paddlewheel -- two years ago when it was in Point Pleasant WV. You can see a few pictures of that day here and here.

You could say he was interested but not excited. Now if he could have gotten up close to a Dravo Viking ...

Here are a few pictures from yesterday.

While I was at the park, I was kind of hoping someone would say, "That's a big boat." I would reply, "Not nearly as big as her captain." But I never got the chance to make the movie reference. As we say on Earth, c'est la vie.