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!