After a lovely, but breezy morning of cruising down the Ohio River, we arrived into cozy, little Grandview, IN, near where Abraham Lincoln spent some of his youth. The current and the wind were both so strong, it took more than an hour to get the boat docked and secure for the guests to go ashore. I enjoyed an afternoon to work on these blog entries and read (I highly recommend “River of Doubt” about Teddy Roosevelts amazing journey through the Amazonian rain forest) as I waited to meet with area reporters and photoagraphers.

Laura and I performing in the Texas Lounge.

Laura and I performing in the Texas Lounge.

Laura and I were scheduled for the afternoon set in the Texas Lounge and had a lovely time performing for a festive group. Last night was the “jazz buffet” dinner with Bobby Durham’s Riverboat Rhythm adding festive music to the special dinner.

 

 

 

 

Mark Twain on the Delta Queen.

Mark Twain on the Delta Queen.

Lewis Hankins joined us yesterday and tonight performed as Mark Twain in his wonderful show. He embodies and seems to almost channel the spirit of Twain. There is little as perfectly magical as enjoying a Mark Twain show onboard a steam-powered paddlewheeler churning along the river!

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