We didn't enter the boat parade this year, but we did decorate for Christmas; we hope to start planning early for our entry next year. The Night Swan , Ondine and the dock decorations made a nice holiday scene.
The new friends that we met on the cruises were a delight! The old friends were, well, old friends and delightful as well. Although the territory is the same, every trip has a unique configuration of sunsets, dolphins and sights to be seen. We've become a familiar sight on the river; the bridge tenders know our name, people wave from the shore and from the jetty. It feels like home.