02 September, 2009

Lunch Cruise on the Pride of the Susquehanna




Susan at A Southern Daydreamer hosts the popular Outdoor Wednesday. Click the link to see other outdoor posts.



During lunch, my husband took me on a river cruise on the Pride of the Susquehanna paddle wheel riverboat, which is docked in Harrisburg, PA.



The river is very wide. What looks like the other shore is actually City Island. There is just as much water on the other side of the island. City Island is a recreational area with a minor league baseball stadium, miniature golf, carousel, horse drawn carriage rides, batting cages, arcade, playground, food huts, and a concrete swimming beach.


If you turn around you see the skyline of downtown Harrisburg. There is a lovely park that runs along the edge of the river. A sidewalk and steps go down into the water. There is also a sidewalk along the top of the bank. Many of the workers take their lunch break walking along the river.


Here is our state capital building.


We are going under the bridge.


Many small crafts cruise the river and stop on various islands to swim or fish.


The cruise was a great way to spend an hour. They have dinner cruises, too. Maybe we'll come back for one of those.

20 comments:

Riet said...

What great pictures. Have a nice day

Regina said...

Beautiful outdoor post! nice cruise

Becky K. said...

We have driven by this area many, many times. This was a unique perspective! Thanks!

Becky K.

Terry said...

What a wonderful Husband...I wish mine would do something romantic once in awhile.

I love your pictures.

Mary said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day. Your photos of the excursion are terrific. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

What a fun excursion and wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing them.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday ~ I hope you're having a delightful day.

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Thanks so much for taking us along on your river cruise. The photos were wonderful and I love the color of the boat!

Pam said...

Your photos take us on a delightful ride along the Susquehanna River. I love seeing the paddle boat, a nice reminder of days gone by...
Thanks for stopping by.

SmilingSally said...

How nice to see as I was born in Kingston!

Marina Capano said...

What a nice place! Beautiful outdoor post! nice cruise!!

xoxo

ellen b. said...

Hi Karen, What fun outdoor shots. I can imagine all the great history associated with these great paddle boats! have a lovely week...

LV said...

What a lovely thing your husband did for you. I can see why you had such a nice time. I, also appreciate your comment. But, sorry to say, the kitchen is not mine, but my daughter-inlaw.

Barb said...

This looks so fun.

love the red boat. =0)

blessings and thanks for the visit

barbara jean

Pam said...

I have never been to Harrisburg. It looks like a fun place to visit. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos! I came to visit the rooster party, but have been enjoying all these recent posts as well!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Looks like a nice cruise. Great pics!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet guy your husband is!! Beautiful pictures of the river and banks. And I love the skyline picture of Harrisburg.

Happy OW!!

xoxo
Janie

Irene Toh said...

Thank you for sharing your cruise. It is great going on the virtual trip with you..a paddle boat looks fun.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That looks like such a relaxing time. You took some great photos. laurie

Amisha said...

Really nice pictures!