July 29 — Sunset Cruising

Sponsored by the Mikos’

Lions and tigers and bears?  Nah….it’s actually Snakes and Catfish and Herons!  That’s right, twisty snakelike roads, exquisite fried catfish, and a sunset river cruise on the Blue Heron excursion boat.  Come beat the summer heat with the Mikos’ on July 29th as they lead us on a cool run out to the west side of the city. For our sunset cruise, we’ve reserved the The Blue Heron excursion boat (as seen on Tennessee Crossroads) for our exclusive use. 

The Blue Heron has been plying the waters of the Cumberland River for over 15 years now.  The tranquil scenery offers both relaxation and adventure as the boat glides past waterfront homes and through 30,000 acres of wildlife refuge.  Wildlife will be in abundance and perhaps we’ll see deer, red-tailed hawks, bald-eagles, and of course the occasional blue heron. 

Our special price for this “two hour tour” is a very reasonable $10 per person.  The forty foot boat however, only carries 22 passengers.  So if you want to see the run through to the very end, be sure to get your spot early (keep reading to find out how).  

We’ll begin our excursion at the “Twice Daily” market at 8020 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN, (I-40 Exit #192) at 2pm. After a quick driver’s meeting, we’ll depart promptly at 2:30pm.  We’ll take the scenic route over mostly shaded, lightly trafficked country roads. Zig-zagging over the hills and carving through the valleys, all the while maintaining a cool breeze over our top-down Miatas. 

The twisties Gregg has picked out will put the ZOOM back into your ZOOM ZOOM.  We’ll arrive at our destination, the River View Restaurant and Marina in Ashland City, around 4:30pm to dine riverside. 

They’re specialty is catfish, among the best in Nashville.  But if your not a catfish fan fear not, they have a full and varied menu. Their steaks are hand cut and most of what they serve is made from scratch in their kitchen.  For the catfish enthusiast, they always cook to order only the best domestic catfish.  And, don’t forget to leave room for their Blackberry Wine Cake – you won’t find it anywhere else.  After dinner, we will drive the half mile or so to the other side of the river to board The Blue Heron.

To sign up for what should prove to be a very relaxing and memorable run, please RSVP to Gregg and Chere’ Mikos at TennMikos@comcast.net.  When you do so, they will provide their address to mail your check.  Checks made out to the “MCMC” must be received no later than July 22. 

As mentioned above, space is very limited for the cruise, so act quickly.  If you don’t get a spot or should you desire to not to stay for the cruise, you are still welcome to join us for diner and our run through some very fine Miata roads.

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