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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Belle of Louisville

This past week Alan and I have been at the Indiana Historic Preservation Conference in New Albany. We had a good time catching up with people we knew in grad school and learning about all sorts of things preservation related, from what has been planned so far for Indiana's Bicentennial in 2016 to interactive visitors' guide maps to the 1848 Cincinnati Panorama to my favorite session of the entire conference, using dendrochronology (as in the study of tree rings) to date historic buildings.

One of the things that all of us attendees got to do is take a dinner cruise on the Belle of Louisville, a 1914 paddlewheel steamboat. We go to Louisville all the time because Alan's family lives there, but I have never been on the Belle. It was a lot of fun, so enjoy the photo dump!

15 comments:

  1. So much fun! I haven't done that in awhile.

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  2. When we used to take fall foliage trips back east, we went on a riverboat cruise on the Genessee River in Rochester, NY. It was fun and beautiful, but it wasn't a paddleboat!

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  3. That looks really cool- and glad it was a nice day for it!

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  4. I have never been on a river tour. Well, I guess I did go through the locks and dams once.

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  5. Wow! So fun! I have only been on a boat tour in Chicago...(Which I also recommend). :-)

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  6. I've been on one of the tours in Chicago, but I was in fifth grade so I don't remember all that much. We love to do things like this so it was awesome that it was included in our conference fee.

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  7. I think going through the locks would be really cool in itself!

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  8. There probably is something like this around Boston. You should do it!

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  9. That's awesome! I love those boats. Hopefully I can have a similar adventure one day :)

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  10. I'm sure there is something around there. I know I've taken a river cruise on the Potomac before, even thought it wasn't a steamboat.

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  11. Oh yes. LOTS of River cruises all over....but no steamboat that I know of. I would love that! We do have some fun historical ships to look at, though.

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  12. That looks like a blast! I totally nerd out on stuff like that, and I'm always the one dragging Landon and Britton onto historic boats! :)

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  13. It was a lot of fun. We have a lot of historic railroads around here and that is next on our list.

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  14. I've never been on the Belle either;)

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  15. Maybe we should do a girls weekend to some wineries and take a cruise!

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