One of my earliest childhood memories was riding a riverboat with my family. I was probably about 5 and my sisters and I were dressed similar. My dad also had a jheri curl and my mom had a red headband on Andre Agassi style, but that’s a story for another day! I do remember how scared I was to get on the boat, but my parents basically made us go. 

So naturally, I decided to put my own kid through the same horror! I took her on a ride on the Memphis Queen and boy was she afraid! This ride is an annual thing for the Downtown Neighborhood Association, so we decided to crash. 

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Well Maddy was not the least bit afraid. She was mesmerized by the paddle wheel. I don’t think she was out of eyesight of it the entire trip. It was a great experience nevertheless. She got to ride the riverboat for the first time while meeting some really nice people in the Downtown Neighborhood Association.  

Have you ever been on a riverboat? Have a funny story? Drop a comment and tell me about it!  

Life is for Living, 

Michael B.  

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