Today is a bit of a down day although we do have something planned for this evening. So Karen and I slept in a bit and then went for a late breakfast.
After lunch we drove over to the Walmart Super Center and picked up some things we needed. One thing was a new alarm clock, I left ours at the last hotel. We also needed a new battery charger. This is the 3rd battery charger we have had to purchase since we started taking these road trips..we are constantly re-charging the AA batteries in our camera and I guess these chargers just give up after a certain amount of use. We also purchased water, Coca Cola, and some snacks.
We got ready for 6pm and with our friends Peter and Janette, we drove the short distance to the dock where the General Jackson Showboat is tied up.
As we were about to board I noticed this sign… Oh well, we will board anyways.
Here are the first few photos that I took of the General Jackson.
Karen bought a postcard, here is a photo that I took of the postcard.
Our friend from back home, John Mueller, was onboard, and that was re-assuring to us what with the elevated terrorist risks. John knows a lot about boating and navigation, he would see us safely back to shore.
This guy was also onboard, don’t know who he is, but that is quite the moustache. Very much in style on a riverboat.
We enjoyed a delicious meal of roasted chicken breasts, broccoli, potatoes, salad and all the trimmings.
As we were passing through downtown Nashville we went out on deck to capture these photos of the skyline and bridges.
Then the show began. Country Music USA.
The show started off with some great fiddle playing. Check out the video I took.
This guy did a good impression of Johnny Cash.
FLICKR site, so if you want to see all the photos and videos from today. Just click on the link and you will be taken there.
We had a great time onboard the General Jackson, I think it is something that everyone should do when in Nashville.
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