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Old 04-04-2014, 10:52 PM
Pat Carr Pat Carr is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Macon, GA
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A funny story

I saw the Avalon several times on the Ohio River as a teenager. Then in 2003, arriving on the American Queen, I walked into the Ohio River Museum and the first thing I said was "What happened to the Avalon?" They looked at me very strangely and then told me the Avalon had been the Belle of Louisville since 1962. I must have sounded like I came from outer space or something, not knowing that. So I bought Alan Bates's book about the Belle and looked forward to riding that boat someday.

I have had some wonderful times on the Belle since then. But the greatest experience was riding the Belle from Louisville to Cincinnati for Tall Stacks in 2006!!

Last edited by Pat Carr; 04-05-2014 at 02:19 PM. Reason: added a word
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