While my daughter's family was in town last week, we went on a tour of the Mississippi River on the steamboat Natchez. It was a hot day, but if you moved around you could find a spot where the wind was blowing enough to make you comfortable. The scenery was great. The out-of-towners seemed impressed with all the ship and barge traffic on the river.
On the left is grandson Sullivan with his back to us. Aaron is the white shirt, holding Sophie, and Vicky is on the right.
The cake? Sullivan made a friend of a young lady celebrating her birthday. She and her mom stopped by to give Sophie and Sullivan a piece of cake.
-- steve buser
Update on yesterday's post. The paper said there were 2200 people working on the clean up. The lifting of the barge got a set back. They were welding large steel plates and hooks on the barge so they could use a crane to lift it straight up. But rain storm came in and they had to call off the welding for the day.