Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sprayed with champagne

Before today, I had attended or covered at least six riverboat christenings — the Hoosier State, the Michael T. Somales, the Garry Lacey, the Chuck Piepmeier, the Findlay and the Tommy H — and maybe more. But today was the first time I stood too close to the champagne bottle as it was broken. The result: being doused in the stuff from head to toe. But it was a good day in Rising Sun, Ind., anyway as the Rising Star casino christened its new ferry, which should begin service to Rabbit Hash, Ky., next month.

On the way home, my wife and I stopped to see the Anderson ferry and to ride the Augusta ferry from Ohio to Kentucky and back as pedestrians.

It was a good day.