Friday, August 14, 2009

SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON


The Belle of Louisville is currently having maintenance done so we decided a luncheon cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson (Jefferson County)would be just what we needed on such a beautiful day. These cruises are done on a regular basis - we went about 6 miles up the river, turned around and enjoyed a fantastic history lesson regarding the steamboat era which lasted for nearly 100 years, from the early 1800s to after the turn of the century. The skyline of Louisville is interesting - seeing the Louisville Slugger Bat Factory to the murals showing famous Louisville natives; i.e., Mohammed Ali, Diane Sawyer - and lots I didn't recognize. CSX trains were crossing the river and you could see the huge Colgate Palmolive clock across the river in Indiana - it's been deserted since the entire Colgate Palmolive corporation relocated to Mexico.

Downtown revitalization seems to be taking place all over. It seems the river is also being cleaned up wherever possible. Why wasn't anyone fishing ... anywhere?
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