Defying the odds- yes.

As you put it Lexie- Actually, the DQ has survived the norm in that she continues to operate after 80 years of every conceivable reason for her to not even exist.

Let's hope she can still defy the odds. I have been talking among friends more as we get into heated debates about businesses generally. But, on the plus side of things, the Delta Queen's safety record is outstanding. Her ability to maintain high passenger loads, and even higher repeat passenger loyalty should help her.

So, I am still doing my best to believe in miracles.