Thursday, October 6, 2011


Today we went on another field trip. This time we got to go for a "cruise" on the Belle of Louisville. We had so much fun! The girls especially liked hanging out with their good friend, Applesauce! (She's the tall brunette in the pictures!)

The Belle is a historic steamboat that was built in 1914.

Her original name was Idlewild, but in 1947, she was renamed Avalon. Finally, in 1962, she was named the Belle of Louisville.

Today she is recognized as the oldest operating Mississippi River-style, shallow hull steamboat in the country.

She will turn 100 years old in 2014.

What a fun day! We are so glad that Scott got to go with us too! Field trips ROCK!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun day, and an interesting experience! The only boat I've ridden in - that looks anything like this one - was in Disneyland. :) Do you remember that ride???!!! I'm glad you all got to go together too.
    Love, Mil