Yesterday, we went on a one day bus trip to Marietta, Ohio. We boarded the paddlewheel boat called the Valley Gem. We had a buffet lunch, then went to be in the race. There were many people lined up on the shore to watch the fun.
This is our boat throwing water from the wheel in the race. It carries a hundred people or more, and I figured no way could we win. The Capt. told all the passengers to go to the back of the boat to put the paddle in deep, and WE WON.
These are two of the boats we raced, there was one more on the other side. They were way ahead of us at this point.
This is after the race on the way back. Just another of many boats. I didn't know there were that many paddlewheelers. There were several races in different catagories.
Another one just going along at a smooth pace.
This one was fun, it has a calliopy on the barge part. I don't know how to spell that, but you get it, it makes music. LOL. It was a fun day and then we visited a winery and had lots of taste and then a sit down dinner there.