Maggie and Terry Rioux will be presenting their next Travel Talk at the Woods Hole Public Library on Saturday, March 18 at 2:30 PM. The subject will be their most recent Road Scholar program: a cruise along the length of the Ohio River last autumn. They traveled from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Louisville, Kentucky on the American Duchess of the American Queen Voyagers. The vessel is a converted paddle wheeler, originally built as a “casino boat” in 1996 when gambling was legal on the rivers, but not on dry land in the adjacent states. After 2016 the ship was converted to a cruise ship and cabins were added.
Terry and Maggie found the staff very congenial, not just the Road Scholar instructors, but also the ship’s cruise directors and staff, who were also the entertainers. Maggie says with surprise and delight that they were as talented as Falmouth’s own College Light Opera Company’s performers.
As always the Road Scholar instructors were marvelously informed and informative. The Rioux’s were able to extend their learning with Road Scholar with three days in Pittsburg and three days in Louisville (at the Falls of the Ohio) at each end of the program.
The talk will be on Saturday, March 18 at 2:30 PM in the Library’s lower level meeting room which is handicapped accessible. The event is free and open to the public.