January 26, 2011

Rolling on the River


Ever since I watched Rhett take his new bride Scarlett on a riverboat cruise honeymoon to New Orleans, I’ve wanted to travel the same way. There’s something so magical about the idea of traveling by moonlight on a majestic riverboat. So magical indeed that I would jump out of a semi-moving vehicle to take a picture of one near my very own neighborhood.

Knox RIver Boat

It was back in the fall and the southern beau and I were tooling around. We’d been to Starbucks and were just driving through a nearby neighborhood that borders on the Tennessee river. All of a sudden, I saw the lights from the riverboat and before he could even step on the brake, I was out of the truck running across a field. What I won’t do for a picture, I tell you. I wish I had gotten closer, but you get the idea.

Coincidentally, I had always wanted to travel by train a’ la Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas, but then I actually did it (14 hours with 4 other people in a tiny cabin from Paris to Rome) and that cured me of my need for train travel FOREVER.

Have you ever traveled by riverboat or some other glamorous mode? Fill us in!