Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rollin' on the river

Today is "talk like a pirate day." Arr.

It is fitting, therefore, that there be a boat nearby, which we do not intend to pillage. We are at the Belterra Casino on the Ohio river, near Florence, Indiana (map). We've stayed here before, so I will not rehash the casino details or the history of the riverboat, me hearties, other than to say that there is now non-smoking seating available in the restaurants, and we had a nice, if a tad overpriced, dinner last night at the Aquarium Café.

We had a scenic drive yesterday from Louisville on US-42. We actually tried to leave town on the river road, but it was closed at Harrod's Creek, and we had to detour around on I-71 instead. US-42 follows the Ohio within a mile or two for most of the route, and actually runs right along the river from Carollton to Warsaw. The Markland Dam Bridge brought us here for the night, and we'll head right back across to Kentucky this afternoon, to continue northeast into Ohio. We could actually wend our way along the river here on the Indiana side as well, but we did that route a couple years ago, and US-42 is new ground for us.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to swab the decks and adjust my eye patch. Shiver me timbers.

Photo by Joriel "Joz" Jimenez, used under a Creative Commons license.

1 comment:

  1. We have been following your blog for some time, and find it very enjoyable and informative. Until now we have never been located particularly close to you. Currently we are parked near Batesville IN about 50 miles north of your location, as the crow flies. I doubt if our paths will cross this time. On Monday we will head south down I-75, and work our way home to NC. We would love to meet you sometime, if we get a chance. You can follow our blog at:

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