Monday, July 14, 2008

Buckshot: A Day at the Races

Over the weekend, Mrs. Buck and I visited Ma and Pa Buck down in southeastern Ohio. On Saturday we visited downtown Marietta, nestled in the intersection of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, to watch some of the powerboat races at the 8th annual Riverfront Roar. Saw a rookie driver (pilot? I have no idea what the operators call themselves.) absolutely shred his boat into several pieces, though he was unharmed. Sadly, I have no pictures of that. The night ended with us hanging out with friends, watching fireworks from the beer garden while listening to a decent cover band. (When they covered Clapton, they played it fairly safe with "Layla." The band we heard Friday night covered "Crossroads." I remarked to Mrs. Buck that if you're going to cover Clapton, you might want to steer clear of what some consider the greatest guitar solo of all time.) Quite an enjoyable weekend, all told.

Should you find yourself in the Marietta area and are thinking about trying a local restaurant, Mrs. Buck and I recommend Tampico and The Marietta Brewing Company. If you happen to visit the Brewing Company, ask them why they no longer offer the Brew-ito on their menu. Mrs. Buck was devastated.


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