Saturday, October 15, 2016

General Jackson Showboat

I had never been on a showboat, so I was very excited when Retha suggested we do a luncheon cruise on one while we were here in Nashville. We arrived under threatening skies to board the boat around 11:00.

The four of us walked down the gangplank into the boat (note the upright smokestack...)
...and found our table in the dining room, with a nice view of the river as we moved along. We enjoyed a very nice buffet lunch...
...before being treated to a live country-western revue-type show. The entertainers were excellent.
After the show we all went upstairs to watch the city sights as we passed. We had some intermittent light rain, but we were under a roof so the weather didn't bother us at all.
Th smokestack folded down to allow the boat to go under bridges. Cool, eh?
The four of us were lucky to snag a front row table for the open-air entertainment portion of the show. These guys can sing!
Bob and I wandered into the gift shop afterwards and Bob tried on a Captain's cap. It looks good on him, doesn't it?

We made the mistake of driving to south Nashville after we came off the boat, to visit a local Container Store. And we hit traffic. Lots of it. It took us over an hour to get back to the campground. Ah well, it's a good thing we are retired and time is not an issue (except for our pets, who really wanted us back home!) 

Another fun day in Nashville! 

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